A Wrinkle in Time

Mrs. Murry Character Analysis

A beautiful, brilliant scientist with a wonderful family, Mrs. Murry does her best to lovingly take care of her children while her husband has mysteriously disappeared on government business, and hides her unhappiness at his absence. The children love her dearly in return, and are partly inspired by their love for their mother and their knowledge of her unhappiness in their quest to save their father.

Mrs. Murry Quotes in A Wrinkle in Time

The A Wrinkle in Time quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Murry or refer to Mrs. Murry. 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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Square Fish edition of A Wrinkle in Time published in 2007.
Chapter 1 Quotes

"The tesseract—" Mrs. Murry whispered. "What did she mean? How could she have known?"

Related Characters: Mrs. Murry (speaker)
Related Symbols: Tesseract
Page Number: 27
Explanation and Analysis:

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Chapter 3 Quotes

"But Charles Wallace doesn't look different from anybody else."
"No, Meg, but people are more than just the way they look. Charles Wallace's difference isn't physical. It's in essence."

Related Characters: Meg Murry (speaker), Mrs. Murry (speaker), Charles Wallace Murry
Page Number: 54
Explanation and Analysis:

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Mrs. Murry Character Timeline in A Wrinkle in Time

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Murry appears in A Wrinkle in Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...hot milk on the stove for Meg. As they chat and make sandwiches for themselves, Mrs. Murry joins them. She's almost extravagantly beautiful—unlike Meg, who is plain with mousy brown hair—and loves... (full context)
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Suddenly, their dog, Fortinbras, growls at the door (it's still storming furiously outside), and Mrs. Murry goes out to investigate, bringing back in an old woman covered in an absurd amount... (full context)
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As Mrs. Murry calmly helps Mrs. Whatsit to take her water-filled boots off, Mrs. Whatsit reveals out of... (full context)
Chapter 2
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...Meg tries to understand what happened the night before, hoping it was a dream, but Mrs. Murry steadily tells her that "one thing I've learned is that you don't have to understand... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...that this is the beginning of a close friendship. When they arrive at the Murrys, Mrs. Murry warmly welcomes Calvin as she cooks a stew over a Bunsen burner in her lab,... (full context)
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...astounds Calvin by helping him out with his math homework (he's several grades above her). Mrs. Murry explains that Mr. Murry used to play math games with Meg, hence her advanced understanding.... (full context)
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...(Charles requests the Book of Genesis), and Meg tentatively asks her mother if she's upset. Mrs. Murry says yes, because she misses their father so much, and Mrs. Whatsit's mention of the... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...they see Calvin's mother, she is unkempt and beating one of Calvin's younger siblings, and Mrs. Murry is sitting in her lab, writing to Mr. Murry like she does every night, and... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...back home in the Murry's backyard, along with Calvin and Mr. Murry! The twins and Mrs. Murry come out at once to investigate the ruckus, and they all share a joyful family... (full context)