Red Queen

by

Victoria Aveyard

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Ann Walsh Character Analysis

The royal servant who comes to summon Mare to the palace at Summerton. She goes by her last name, Walsh, and tells Mare that she once had her heart broken by Mare’s brother Bree. Walsh is later revealed to be part of the Scarlet Guard. She helps orchestrate Mare’s communication with the rebel group while she is living in the palace.

Ann Walsh Quotes in Red Queen

The Red Queen quotes below are all either spoken by Ann Walsh or refer to Ann Walsh. 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:
Biological Determinism and Social Inequality Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Orion Books edition of Red Queen published in 2015.
Chapter 6 Quotes

I don’t know who hired you or what they told you about the job, but it starts to wear on you. It’s not all changing bedsheets and cleaning plates. You have to look without seeing, hear without listening. We’re objects up there, living statues meant to serve….Especially now, with this Scarlet Guard business. It’s never a good time to be a Red, but this is very bad.

Related Characters: Ann Walsh (speaker), Mare Barrow
Page Number: 54
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter 21 Quotes

Walsh hugs me, taking me by surprise. “I don’t know how,” she mutters, “but I hope you become queen one day. Imagine what you could do then? The Red queen.”

Related Characters: Mare Barrow (speaker), Ann Walsh (speaker)
Page Number: 269
Explanation and Analysis:
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Ann Walsh Character Timeline in Red Queen

The timeline below shows where the character Ann Walsh appears in Red Queen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6
Biological Determinism and Social Inequality Theme Icon
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
...royal servant pass through the diamondglass walls into Summerton. The servant introduces herself as Ann Walsh, a Stilts native who once dated Bree. Mare, Walsh says, has been selected for a... (full context)
Biological Determinism and Social Inequality Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
Walsh tells Mare she is to be on duty for an event called Queenstrial, when all... (full context)
Chapter 15
Biological Determinism and Social Inequality Theme Icon
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
Mare wakes to Walsh standing over her. Walsh goes about the business of a servant but mouths at Mare,... (full context)
Chapter 16
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
...Mare suddenly feels an absence of cameras and electricity for the first time since Queenstrial. Walsh pulls Mare out of bed and into the dark conservatory. Farley is there, and Mare... (full context)
Chapter 20
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
...blood. They bring Mare with them to a prison cell containing four people, including Farley, Walsh, Kilorn, and a third lieutenant named Tristan. Cal, who remembers Kilorn from the Stilts, demands... (full context)
Chapter 21
Biological Determinism and Social Inequality Theme Icon
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
...the sentinels wake up. Mare, Lucas, and Julian lead the party to Cal’s garage, where Walsh hugs Mare and tells her that she hopes she will be the Red queen one... (full context)
Chapter 25
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
...a crowd of Silvers, all watching as Cal, Evengeline, Evangeline’s brother, and the king torture Walsh. Mare realizes that Walsh must have been one of the lookouts for her and Maven... (full context)
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
...to the soldiers on the warfront. Cal argues that this was a better fate for Walsh than what would have happened to her: public execution. Although the practice of broadcasting executions... (full context)