A Wrinkle in Time
Can Three Children Overcome the Force of It?
Chapter 7: The Man with Red Eyes


  • bravado- faked bravery
  • gallivanting- traveling about for pleasure
  • diverting- amusing
  • tenacity- persistence, determination

Comprehension Questions

  1. Once they refuse to look at the light over his head, how does the man with red eyes attempt to hypnotize the children?
  2. Why does Charles Wallace agree to look into the eyes of the man with the red eyes?
  3. Why is Charles Wallace unable to taste the food on Camazotz?
  4. How do Charles Wallace's eyes reveal that he has let down his mental guard before the man with red eyes?