The Beggar Queen Themes

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War

The most obvious and important theme in "The Beggar Queen" is the damage caused by war. No matter how much good is done in a rebellion, war always tears people apart and causes death and suffering. The country of Marianstat is barely recovering from a war and is vulnerable, which is why it was so easy for Cabarrus to take it for himself. War also creates a climate of bravery and cowardice, but the cowards are not completely to blame. Everyone is just trying to survive. The character Ace of Hands is a good example of someone caught between different sides. He doesn't benefit from either side being in power and really doesn't care who wins the war, but he is still caught up in the battle for power.

Loyalty

Loyalty is very important in "The Beggar Queen." The main characters are always tested in their loyalty. The...

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