A Wrinkle in Time

Chapter 11 - Beasts and Sun

How do the beasts know about the Sun if they can’t see?

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In this framework, the sun represents God, or the goodness in the universe that God is the symbol of. Meg explains that when one looks toward the sun, one can see, but when one is turned away from the sun, one cannot see. This symbolizes L’Engle’s understanding of an individual’s right relationship with God. When one seeks to put oneself within the “light” of God, one can understand the choices of right and wrong and make the right decisions. When one is not in the “light” of God, one cannot see properly to make such critical choices. The beasts know about the sun because they can feel..... they believe, they do not need to see.