A Wrinkle in Time - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The Happy Medium shows the children a patch of dark sky, where the horror of the Dark Thing makes them sick. Suddenly, through the darkness, a bright light shines, dispelling the evil and making the sky normal again. Mrs. Whatsit explains that a star gave up its life to fight the darkness. Meg, Charles and Calvin learn that Mrs. Whatsit was once a star that gave up its life to fight. Charles Wallace kisses Mrs. Whatsit.

The Happy Medium then shows the children their homes. Calvin is shown his home, where his slovenly mother is yelling and hitting his brothers and sisters. Meg holds Calvin's hand in sympathy. At the Murry house, Meg and Charles see their mother writing a letter to their father. As they watch, Mrs. Murry gives in to her despair and cries tears that she doesn't show in public...

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