Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Seven

Here's a link to the free SparkNotes: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/wrinkle/section7.rhtml

Chapter Seven- The Man with Red Eyes


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  1. What is the man in the suit really reporting about the children?
  2. When we first met the man with the red eyes, did you get the impression that he was IT or have we not met IT yet?
  3. The man talks to the children about allowing him to make all the decisions for them, of having a life like the others on Camazotz. What is so wrong with the sameness of this planet?
  4. Why does Charles Wallace taste sand for dinner while Meg and Calvin are having roasted turkey?
  5. How do you see Meg's imperfections helping the children throughout this chapter? Give me some examples.

    Noteworthy Notes from SparkNotes:

    -Camazotz is all about uniformity.  This is different from the togetherness that the children must maintain in order to "win."
    -Their togetherness is symbolized by their hand-holding.
    -Things on Camazotz are not as they seem, which the children really realize with the man.
    -Camazotz is an extreme example of uniformity and conformity.

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