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The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

by Alexandre Dumas

Anne of Austria

Character Analysis

The mother of King Louis XIV and his twin, Philippe. Although once a powerful political figure – she ruled France as regent when Louis was not yet of age - her power is on the decline in The Man in the Iron Mask. Dumas portrays her as a mother who unquestioningly sacrifices Philippe for political stability.

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