A Wrinkle in Time

What do the children learn about Mrs. Whatsit and the dark thing ?

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She says that this Dark Thing is Evil, the “Power of Darkness,” but that their planet had been instrumental in fighting the Darkness through time. When Calvin asks who the fighters had been, Mrs. Who relates a quote: “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” Charles Wallace recognizes this as Jesus, and Mrs. Whatsit tells him yes, along with other great artists and scientists and thinkers such as da Vinci and Shakespeare and Einstein, as well as Buddha, Beethoven, Rembrandt, and St. Francis.



well i can tell u that im not there yet i think im on the first book because in my class my teacher ms. nevitt just picks any book and gives us one then we just write alot of things about it we did ten books alreadly but where onle like on chap. 20 i guess but i know that were on the 20s but ya almost there 


dont know that much yet