Anne Boleyn was a very important, if not the most important character in
Anne of a Thousand Days. The way that she behaves, and the decisions that she
makes, effect the way that the ends. For example, Anne could have refused to
marry Henry, and could have run away. These actions and decisions would have
dramatically changed the outcome of the story, and for that matter history.
Anne has many different personality traits which seem to change over
time. At first she seemed rebellious. This characteristic emerged when Anne
found out that King Henry wanted to marry her. Over time this rebellion slowly
disappeared. Soon after Anne became completely consumed with the becoming the
Queen of England. Alas, her second trait shows: lust for power. Last is love.
Love is the emotion that plays the most important role in the life of
Anne Boleyn. Anne has many passions for many things in the course of her life.
Her first love was with the court chancellor, it was abruptly ended when Henry
decided that he had other plans for Anne’s life. He carried out these plans by
not allowing Anne to marry the man that she truly loved. Anne was bitter about
this decision that she had no say in. Anne’s second love was the love of being
queen. Being queen seems to be one of her childhood dreams, which is
understandable, because many girls dream of being a princess or a queen when
they get older. Anne’s final and strongest love was the love for her daughter.
Elizabeth was the most important thing in Anne’s life, and she would have done
anything that she could for her daughter. For instance, she fought with Henry
many times for the sake of Elizabeth, and the most important is that she chose
death so that her daughter would have a better life.
Anne was a very respectable character for the most part. She was
unselfish in the end by choosing to die for the sake of her daughter. She
tried to stand up for herself as a woman in a male dominated society. Though
she did not succeed in the end, she made a strong point that she would not be
controlled by anyone but herself.