World War Z

World War Z


Max Brooks

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The Queen of England who stayed back in Windsor Castle to serve the people during the war. She is an example of an honorable leader who is worthy of respect, and is a foil to the Chinese politburo that hid safely in bunkers while sending untrained troops to fight the zombies.

The Queen Quotes in World War Z

The World War Z quotes below are all either spoken by The Queen or refer to The Queen. 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:
Humanity vs. Monstrosity Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Three Rivers edition of World War Z published in 2006.
Chapter 6: Around the World, and Above Quotes

She…she wouldn’t leave, you see. She insisted, over the objections of Parliament, to remain at Windsor, as she put it, “for the duration.” I thought maybe it was misguided nobility, or maybe fear-based paralysis. I tried to make her see reason, begged her almost on my knees.

What did she say?

“The highest of distinctions is service to others.” […] Their task, their mandate, is to personify all that is great in our national spirit. They must forever be an example to the rest of us, the strongest, and bravest, and absolute best of us.

Page Number: 193-194
Explanation and Analysis:
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