Aelin is a girl with many responsibilities, as a queen, an assassin, and a champion. Three identities, three very different identities, but also with very different responsibilities. One that has responsibility for the citizens of Terresen , another that kills for money so she could survive, another, where she fights for her freedom.
Aelin is a queen , she has the great responsibility of protecting her citizens. Being the Queen has many more responsibilities than just being just a normal citizen, also, she would face more challenges. When you are a queen, people would think of myriads of ways to try and kill you, but not only, you, also your family and friends, anybody that is important enough for you so that they could threaten you with them. “Oh, I know what your real name is, Aelin”. (160, Maas)This is a quote from the book ‘Queen of Shadows” Aelin had made her identity concealed against the whole world, so that nobody would know who she was, so that nobody could use her family and friends to threaten her.
Aelin’s identity as an assassin doesn’t lighten the weight on her shoulders. Her identity as an assassin had made her capable of combat. When Aelin was young, she had lost a very close friend, this had made set her goal of finding this killer and revenge upon them. This had also sent her to Endovier ; a prison where nobody had survived for more than a month, where she transitions her identity into the king’s champion.
Aelin as a champion, at first it was only for her survival, and for her freedom, the Captain of Guards had chosen her out of almost a million prisoners of Endovier, to fight against the other competitors chosen from all over the country. Aelin as a champion is very confident, not only because of her personality, but because of her abilities that were forced upon her when she was young, and labored to be an assassin. Throughout this book, her abilities to fight had become a key for her to survive, not only through her three years of Endovier, but also through her competition to earn her freedom.
Aelin had many responsibilities, but she was obviously capable of them, this ability had helped her through her