A Wrinkle in Time


Madeleine L'Engle

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When Mr. Murry tessers himself, Calvin, and Meg away from Camazotz in a desperate attempt to save themselves from IT and Meg is subsequently injured, Aunt Beast is one of the tentacle beasts native to the planet they then land on who nurses Meg back to help. She is kind and loving, and helps to heal Meg's body and mind.
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Aunt Beast Character Timeline in A Wrinkle in Time

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Chapter 11
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...beast—a her—a name that feels appropriate. After some thought, Meg gives the beast the name Aunt Beast , because she has treated her with almost as much love as Meg's own mother.... (full context)
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The next morning, Meg awakens, feeling refreshed. She asks Aunt Beast about what planet they're on; it turns out they're on the planet Ixchel, which is... (full context)
Chapter 12
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The time comes for Meg to leave for Camazotz. She thanks the beasts and Aunt Beast , embraces her father lovingly, and, to her surprise, receives a kiss from Calvin. Again,... (full context)