Good versus Evil
Good is associated with love, individual creativity, moral responsibility and free will. Evil is associated with conformity, hatred, submission to authority, and lack of personal responsibility and initiative. Evil is presented as possessing many of the qualities historically present in communist societies, including excessive bureaucracy, a drab sameness, and mind control amounting to brainwashing by a central authority. In this sense the novel can be seen as an allegory of the cold war between the freedom-loving West and the communist Soviet Union. This becomes explicit when Meg realizes that the Declaration of Independence, with its statement that all men are created equal, is quite different from the false equality or sameness imposed from outside, which is what happens on Camazotz.
The cosmic framework of good versus evil suggests a Christian view of the world, and there are a number of references to Christian concepts and traditions. Examples are when Calvin describes the three ladies as guardian angels; when the music that emanates from the creatures on Uriel is translated as the words of Isaiah, the Old Testament prophet, in praise of creation; when the Gospel of John is quoted: "the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." However, none of the characters are described as Christians, and there is no mention of Jesus Christ. The Christian framework is therefore more implied than stated explicitly.
The Primacy of Love
At the human level, love is embodied in the love of family. This is illustrated on the final page of the novel, in the joyful embrace of the entire Murry family as they are reunited. It is love of family that sends Meg and Charles in search of their father and it is love that enables them to return with him.
Personal and Moral Responsibility
Individuality and Being Different
A Wrinkle In Time: Theme Analysis