The A Wrinkle in Time quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Whatsit or refer to Mrs. Whatsit. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ).
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Whatsit appears in A Wrinkle in Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Instead of relying on a message from God or using the Mrs. Ws as stand-ins for angels, the movie version of "A Wrinkle in Time" generalizes the idea of evil spreading throughout the galaxy. "IT" is jealousy, fear, and anger, and the Mrs. Ws tell the children that it must be fought by warriors of light and good.
explain the Dark Thing as an evil "power of darkness," they tell the children that fighters have been battling the Evil in the universe for many thousands of years.
The core story the "A Wrinkle in Time" book is the journey of Meg and Charles Wallace Murray as they try to find and rescue their father. A friend, Calvin, helps them along the way. The trio is guided by three mysterious beings — Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which — to a dark planet called Camazotz where Mr. Murray is being held by an evil force.
Though Meg's journey to finding self-worth is a valuable narrative, "A Wrinkle in Time" fails to fully explain anything that's going on. Not only is the IT made entirely abstract (whereas in the book IT takes the form a disembodied brain), but the reason the children have to fight IT is also obscured by prose about "being a warrior of light."