In the book a wrinkle in time....chapter 6....What are megs faults and how can her faults help her on her next mission....
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So Meg feels all wrong...how is she going to get to be all right, or at least more right with herself than she currently is? Mrs. Whatsit suggests it's all a matter of perspective:
"Meg, I give you your faults."
"My faults!" Meg cried.
"But I'm always trying to get rid of my faults!"
"Yes," Mrs. Whatsit said. "However, I think you'll find they'll come in very handy on Camazotz." (6.82-86)
By presenting Meg's faults as strengths, Mrs. Whatsit offers Meg a new way of perceiving herself: as someone who just needs a face-off with a giant brain to show her mettle. The very things that got Meg in trouble at home – her stubbornness, her rudeness, her tendency to be unmanageable and headstrong – turn out to be great weapons for brain-poking.
So all Meg needs is a little self-perception adjustment and maybe a giant brain to do battle with occasionally to keep her hand in, right? Well, not exactly. While Meg's faults are useful when directed at IT, they're less of a plus when they're aimed at her own allies.