Mare’s mother. Ruth Barrow often must hold back tears over the fates of her husband and children. She has hope for them despite the fact that one by one, they seem to be conscripted and taken from her. She is especially brokenhearted when her son Shade is reported dead. Mare’s relationship with her mother is tortured because Ruth disapproves of theft, which is also the only way Mare knows how to help her family.
Ruth Barrow / Mare’s Mother Character Timeline in Red Queen
The timeline below shows where the character Ruth Barrow / Mare’s Mother appears in Red Queen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...stand in silence. Mare reflects that they have both run from the house in which her mother is surely weeping over Gisa’s hand. Mare remembers remarks her father has made about the... (full context)
Mare remembers each of 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... (full context)