Red Queen

by

Victoria Aveyard

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Daniel Barrow / Mare’s Father Character Analysis

Mare’s father. Daniel Barrow is a Red who has been unable to work or leave the house much ever since coming home from the army with a missing leg and a collapsed lung. He uses a wheelchair and a sort of iron lung that he had to obtain on the black market. While the technology to treat his injuries is readily available, the Silvers do not invest resources in caring for wounded Red soldiers. Mare’s father has a pessimistic outlook on the future, and feels that the Silvers’ tyranny is insurmountable.
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Daniel Barrow / Mare’s Father Character Timeline in Red Queen

The timeline below shows where the character Daniel Barrow / Mare’s Father appears in Red Queen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Biological Determinism and Social Inequality Theme Icon
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
Kilorn, a fisherman’s apprentice whose father died at war (unlike Mare’s father , who came home missing a leg and a lung), wonders what kind of creatures... (full context)
Chapter 2 
Biological Determinism and Social Inequality Theme Icon
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
...hair long as a “reminder that even my hair knows life shouldn’t be this way.” Mare’s father , who sits in a wheelchair and uses a black-market contraption to breathe despite his... (full context)
Chapter 5
Biological Determinism and Social Inequality Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
Outside her house, Mare runs into her father attempting to fix the utility box. Mare asks why he doesn’t just use the electricity... (full context)
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
Mare and her father stand in silence. Mare reflects that they have both run from the house in which... (full context)
Chapter 8
Biological Determinism and Social Inequality Theme Icon
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Power and Degradation Theme Icon
...her brothers’ departures when they were conscripted. She remembers her mother and Gisa’s tears, and her father and her own silence. She also remembers red blood dripping onto Shade’s shirt from the... (full context)
Chapter 14
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
Mare’s father explains the lottery that supposedly led to the entire Barrow family discharge. Mare can tell... (full context)
Chapter 25
Trust and Betrayal Theme Icon
Revolution vs. Stability Theme Icon
...she leaves, he says that he wishes things were different. The words remind Mare of her father . Cal then says that Julian finds similarities between Mare and Coriane. “As much as... (full context)