Good afternoon and welcome back to my blog! I wanted to share with you guys the movies that will be coming out in March. Today I will be writing about the Disney remake of the film, A Wrinkle in Time. This film will be coming out on March 9th and I hope I will be able to see it that weekend. First, I want to discuss the book, then the tv movie Disney made back in 2003. The book is a science fantasy novel that was written by Madeleine L’Engle back in 1962. L’Engle’s book is an allegory about communism and teaches kids the lessons of life, death, social conformity, and truth. The theme of the book helps to teach kids that it’s okay to be different and there’s nothing wrong with going against the norm of society. In fact, it’s better to go against the controlling system, like communism, and have people with their own freedoms than for people to be the same, like in a democracy.
The book starts off with a girl named Meg Murry sitting alone in her attic bedroom while a hurricane rages on outside. Meg thinks about how her father went missing about four years ago when he left on a top-secret government mission. She misses him and wishes he could come home so things could be better for her life. Meg finds herself ugly with her unmanageable hair, glasses, and braces. She also feels stupid because she’d rather learn things her own way than to follow the strict rules of her school. Not only that but she’s also stubborn, impatient, and too emotional. Meg doesn’t have many friends making her feel more like an outsider. It also doesn’t help that her twin brothers seem to be more normal than she is.
Meg’s only loyal friend is her kid brother, Charles Wallace. He’s an outsider like Meg, but even more so because of how different he is. He’s extremely smart and knows more college level intellect than what the average four-year-old knows. However, Charles Wallace never talks to anyone outside of the family and is thus labeled as a moron by the town. But what really makes Charles Wallace different is that he can read people and know things that might happen before they do. Now from my own analysis of Charles Wallace’s abilities, I see him as an empath and a clairvoyant. An empath can feel or read the emotions of others. A clairvoyant is someone who can perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact. This is not to be mistaken with a psychic/medium who gets a clear and vivid glimpse of the future. Clairvoyants can usually just feel something that might happen.
The strange adventure begins when Charles Wallace’s friend, Mrs. Whatsit, comes to pay a visit on the night of the hurricane. Charles Wallace explains how he accidentally met Mrs. Whatsit and her two friends after following his dog, Fortinbras, to the “haunted” house out in the woods. Mrs. Whatsit stays for a late-night snack after explaining that she was blown off her course. Before leaving them that evening she tells their mother that there is such thing as a tesseract. This news leaves Mrs. Murry in a state of stress, and with good reason. This was the type of science she and her husband were researching before he went missing. Charles Wallace and Meg decide to further investigate what’s going on by going to see Mrs. Whatsit at the “haunted” house. While there Mrs. Whatsit and her other friend, Mrs. Who, explain that they know where their father is but were still debating on how they could help. Well, it was really Mrs. Which who was doubtful since she was the oldest in the group.
While outside they meet another clairvoyant, Calvin O’Keefe. Charles is the one who asks what he was doing there, and Calvin explains that he gets these powerful urges to do things and, on that day, he felt the need to go to the “haunted” house. Calvin is surprised that Charles Wallace can talk but soon befriends the two and is invited over for dinner that night. When evening falls and the three of them are outside Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which tell them it’s time to start their journey to save Mr. Murry. They end up traveling to another solar system when they use the concept of the tesseract. Together the three of them face an evil that’s trapped Mr. Murry all the while dealing with accepting their own faults and gifts that are apart of who they are. I shall continue in part two.