Meg Murry, one of the main characters of the novel, lives in a small town with her mother and three brothers. She is portrayed as an awkward girl who doesn't do particularly well in school nor fit in with the popular crowd. However, this apparent mediocrity conceals her extraordinary math abilities - a subject her father taught her before he disappeared. Megs relationship with some of the other characters are not the same at all. Meg has two twin brothers and she treats them poorly. But on the other hand she has a baby brother. Megs baby brothers name is charles wallace and they are really close they walk home to school together and do everything together at school charles wallace gets beat up on and she stops it . Meg Murry is the twelve-year-old
Margaret Hossack, a woman of Scottish descent has an interesting character to me. She is a hard-working wife of a farmer. While reading, I picture Margaret being about five feet and seven inches tall while weighing close to Clammer’s weight, 160 pounds. Physically, she is a strong, bigger, sturdy and large boned woman. Margaret Hossack is in her late fifties but her image does not make her appear older to me, even if she does have wrinkles under her eyes. Not only is she a hard-working, caring, and loving wife, but also a mother to her nine children. She puts her family’s needs before her own and seems to always accomplish chores around the house while making sure everyone is well taken care of. In my eyes, she is the provider and strength of her family. Without Margaret around, I believe the family would fall apart because her husband can sometimes act of in different ways. Along with her hard-working and ambitious character, her family also shares this trait with her. The family, including her children, seem to get everything done throughout every day no matter how long it takes them to finish. They listen to their parents and seem to have polite manners even though some may have had some issues with their father or are rather quiet. Although she has these positives traits and a well-developed personality, there is a side of Margaret that makes me question what is happening or if I can believe her. She has a secretive and quiet personality has well, which sometimes makes it difficult to read into her and understand her. She talks to many people about her problems and makes them seem very dramatic but when reading further into her questioning she denies all of it. Many families have several problems, but if she really needed help, I would think she would own up to what has happened to her family or try to get help from someone even if she is scared.
Meg’s character is created by the conflicts that happen in this story. You can tell what her faults are by the conflicts that happened in A Wrinkle In Time. In this Essay I am going to tell you what traits she has ased on what conflicts happened in A Wrinkle In Time.
Another characteristic the author exhibits is forgiveness. The struggles her parents cause her display this trait. For instance, Ma constantly neglects Murray as a child. Drugs and alcohol consume the parent’s lives, so Murray and her older sister do not receive the proper care they need. Also, Ma frequently spent her daughter’s money or sold their items without their consent. The readers are astonished when the author says many times that she forgives Ma and just moves on. An important scene in the story occurs when Murray looks back on her childhood and forgives her mom for all of her wrongs, and concludes her mom did the best that she could do. Many people would resent their parents after all the hardships they caused, and so does the author at first. But she finds it in her heart to forgive which shows her kindness and really displays how mature of a person she is.
She is unpopular, a loner, rebellious, eccentric. Claire Standish portrays the “popular/princess” stereotype. She wears a lot of makeup,designer clothes, and has perfect hair. She is popular, rich, and fashionable. She enjoys shopping and gossiping. The teachers in the film are very different as well. Mr. Vernon is a rude, child-hating teacher. He assigned the students to write an essay basically about what they each did wrong and to know not do it again. They did not want to do the essay because they didn’t feel like they needed to write it to know they did wrong and weren’t going to do it again. By giving that assignment, he proves that he just sees them for their stereotypes and the mistakes they made. Carl the Janitor, on the other hand, is a relatively cool adult figure. Carl sees the students for what they are. After John mocked him for his job, he told them how he knows everything around the school, and that he is able to see everything how it really is. He, then, proved it by telling them that the clock was 20 minutes fast (which none of them knew). He encoded some respect from the group.
Through Ted Talks, clinical psychologist, Meg Jay, addresses the fact that a lot of people are settling down later than they used to. Jay states that many people believe that 30 is the new 20, when in fact, people in their 20s should be taking advantage of this time of their life. 80% of life-defining moments take place by the age of 35, and a lot of people seem to be wasting time and waiting longer to make decisions and take control of their life. Not only is marriage happening later nowadays, but schooling, work, and death are as well. Being in your 20s is a great time to educate yourself about what your options are.
Gwen is an emotionally challenged character and is unable to perceive individuals intentions with the lack of knowledge and the need of materialistic possessions to feel secure about life. Due to Gwen’s harsh experience in the depression, Gwen is demanding in every aspect of her relationship and isn’t able to clarify the emotions of others. “There! Are they there? Can you see a set of keys I can’t. Can anyone see a set of keys? Gwen is trying to find the keys by taking everything out, illustrates the symbol of the lack of key to life, which is a reflection or change in perspective to rediscover and solve issues in life. Parallel characterisation and irony is highlighted to encapsulate that Gwen is self-absorbed and oblivious of her surrounding and her actions because Gwen isn’t able to realise that she is what she portrays her daughter to be. You know what you are becoming? Snide. A nasty, snide girl. No one likes a snide girl...” As Gwen has loss of control with her relationship with people becomes a need for Gwen to review every phase of her life. The metaphoric baggage is trying to shut the range of chaos and emotion, and the baggage that Gwen is holding, the emotional baggage “They struggle with the case until it is shut” Meg carries this baggage to show that Gwen is affecting others around her and is in need of a self-discovery. Discovery
Even though this novel showcased plenty different subjects, I found that the betrayal and dishonesty of the people around Meg were well represented throughout the story. Prior to finding the key, Meg had no idea that her parents had been obscuring their involvement in S.O.M.A. from her.
I agree with Margaret’s perspective for the most part. Often, people tend not to speak up because of the fear of being rejected or wrong. It takes a certain individual to speak up. Much like her example of Joe, in the end he found a way to raise his concerns and it turned out he wasn’t the only one thinking that way. He then had allies and they were then able to think together, allowing creativity, problem solving, and in the end there was a change.
Carrie was highly concerned that her Megan may be experiencing cognitive issues and behavioral. Therefore, Carrie spoke with her daughter's pediatrician for a consultation to get evaluated. The pediatrician-tested Megan indeed she passed all of the tests accepted for speech. Megan is having trouble with pronunciation, and she not verbal compared to the kids who are her age. Speech therapy was recommended. The pediatrician also advised Carrie and George to be patient with their daughter when she has a meltdown. Carrie is better to handle Megan meltdowns compared to George. Carrie and George are Christians, they both believe that Megan will overcome her with intervention and her mother assistance. Carrie parenting style is permissive she turns a blind eye to her daughter behavior. George on the other hand parenting style is Authoritarian he enforces the rules with his daughter, he wants her to be a law-abiding
Her attitude changes threw out the play, she’s very confident in the beginning, she doesn’t really talk back to anyone, but as it goes on her attitude changes and she’s very upset all the time and depressed.
Many times during the young girls life several lessons were taught. Meg and Jo were several years older then both Beth and Amy and when it came time for the two to do "grown up" things and Amy was not allowed to do so, she got angry and told Jo that she would be sorry for leaving her out. As Jo enjoyed the theater Amy burned her manuscript, for Jo loved to write and had several stories written in a book which she called her manuscript. Upon returning Jo discovered that her joy was destroyed and felt she could never forgive Amy for what she had done. Once again Marmee being wise in her years told Jo, "don't let the sun go down upon your anger; forgive each other, help each other, and begin tomorrow"(88). With this advice it helped Jo forgive Amy and helped her though out the rest of her life when she was known to be very short tempered. With this advice family forgets all wrongs and helps each other on the road of life.
Alcott had strong, stubborn views on "proper" behavior. "I 'm not Meg tonight, I 'm 'a doll ' who does all sorts of crazy things. Tomorrow I shall put away my 'fuss and feathers ' and be desperately good again."(Alcott, 1868:135) .Meg 's affluent friends dress her up to attend a ball, she flirts and