A Wrinkle in Time
Can Three Children Overcome the Force of It?
Critical Thinking

Generalizations are statements that simplify complex situations or make unfair judgments about groups of people. Often, generalizations accuse everyone in a situation of acting the same way. Usually generalizations are untrue comments, but they can be useful if they make you think about how a difficult situation or problem affects others.

Different perspectives on the following generalizations will be examined in A Wrinkle in Time. Decide whether you consider each statement true or false. Be prepared to share and defend your anwers in a class discussion.

  1. Life is harder for those who do not fit in.
  2. One cannot experience true happiness unless one has also experienced sadness.
  3. The world would be safer if everyone were more alike.
  4. The world would be better if everyone were more alike.
  5. It would be better to have no feelings, since many feelings are painful.
  6. If there were any way we could make a world without sickness, war, and loneliness, we should make it.

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