Anne is a member of the group of Wanukians that can communicate telepathically. She realizes that there are an unequal number of girls and boys in the group, and that some of the girls will have to marry outside of the group, or not marry at all. Despite the protests of the other group members, she falls in love with and decides to marry Alan. To make the marriage easier, she cuts off all communication with the group. But when it becomes clear that Anne told Alan about her and the other’s telepathy, Uncle Axel kills Alan. When Alan is found dead, Anne kills herself, leaving behind a note that exposes and blames the rest of the group.
Anne Quotes in The Chrysalids
The The Chrysalids quotes below are all either spoken by Anne or refer to Anne. 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: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the NYRB Classics edition of The Chrysalids published in 2008.).
Chapter 10 Quotes
“It wouldn’t be just murder, Uncle Axel. It’d be something worse, as well; like violating part of ourselves for ever…. We couldn’t do it….”
Anne Character Timeline in The Chrysalids
The timeline below shows where the character Anne appears in The Chrysalids. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...think-together, he feels immensely relieved that Petra will not meet Aunt Harriet’s or Katherine’s or Anne’s fate. Michael asks Petra to tell Rachel that if she will wait for him, he... (full context)