The Underlying Courage in “A Wrinkle in Time”

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The Underlying Courage in “A Wrinkle in Time” Typically in novels there are many supporting themes to create the storyline in the novel; in “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle a major theme in the novel is courage. It shows in almost every chapter, through Margaret (Meg) Murry and Charles Wallace Murry. The quest the kids go through in the novel corresponds to Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s journey also the type of courage found within the Christian framework. Courage is having the strength to resist and endure fear, danger, and difficulty; it is the main thing that can keep the children together on the journey. In the very beginning, of the novel, Meg is the first to display courage. She does so by defending her little brother, Charles …show more content…

Charles Wallace thought he would be able to control it, but he let his pride get the best of him. Despite being so intelligent and bright, he still has flaws but more importantly courage. Above all, the novel “A Wrinkle in Time” correlates to Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s journey and to the Christian framework. Meg is the hero in the novel and she goes through a journey with Charles Wallace, Calvin, Mrs.

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