Madeleine L'Engle

Is Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs. Which married because there titles are "MRS" not "MS". If there titles are Mrs, they would have to be married. So the question is, "ARE THEY MARRIED."

Madeleine L'Engle responded on 12/01/2016

Thanks for your question! "Mrs" can be thought of like "Madame" in French: yes, it could indicate that the woman is married, or it could be a term of respect for a woman over a certain age. For Madeleine, the important part of their name was the fact that the period after Mrs was absent: she thought it gave them an air of mystery! Does their being married or not change the way you think about them or the story? Why or why not?

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