Chapter Four- The Black Thing
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- Meg says in this chapter that Mrs. Which is “someone in whom she could put complete trust.” Why do you think she feels this way? Do you agree with her? If not, which of the three would you trust most? Why?
- On a related note, in your opinion, why do all three of these characters-Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin-seem so willing to accept Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which?
- What do you think of Uriel? Do you really understand how they got there? Where do you suppose it is? Another time, another place, both?
- Describe, in your own words, what happened when the black thing appeared before them.
- What do you suppose the black thing is? Is it comparable to anything in your own life?
Summarize chapter four using as many sentences as necessary:
And, as before, I am also going to post some interesting quotes from SparkNotes as found here: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/wrinkle/section4.rhtml
-On the planet Uriel, the children encounter both the good and the evil at battle with one another.
-Uriel is named for a a guardian angel, which is just one of many religious references in this chapter.
-Biblical verses are used to translate the beings of Uriel.
-The references to music point back to the author's own love of music.