In the book The Red Queen, Mare is the hero or protagonist. In my opinion, I believe that Maven would be the better protagonist. His mom is the queen and at the end of the book, he betrays Mare and Cal. I feel like he would be the better protagonist because in the book we knew nothing about him only that he was the Queen’s son. It would be interesting to see Cal’s point of view instead of Mare’s.
First, we know nothing about Maven. The only thing we know about Maven in the story is that he’s the queen’s son and that he’s the prince. Throughout the story, he kept on telling Mare that he wasn’t like his mother and helped him with the Red Guard. Mare never really asked any questions about him so it was easy to trick her into his plan. My evidence explains how little Mare knows about Maven and in his point of view; we would know more about him.
Second, it would be interesting to see in his point of view. One reason is that he practically pretended to be in love with Mare and makes her believe that he’s on her side. Also, his plan was so well thought and he thought about everything that would happen and made a solution for it. I think he would be the better protagonist because I want to know why he betrayed Mare and lied.
Third, he’s clever. Maven is clever because he was this fake person that fooled everyone. They all believed he was weak and was just a prince that would never be the kind and that he was jealous of his brother Cal. But the whole time he had this plan to have Cal kill his dad so Maven could be king. He also got all the information to destroy the Red Guard pretending that he was part of them giving them information about the Silvers. Maven is clever throughout the entire book and how he would make a better protagonist.
In conclusion, I believe Maven would make a better protagonist because he’s clever. It would be interesting in his point of view, and we know nothing about Maven. He would be the better protagonist for many reasons that I mentioned.