The Three MusketeersAlexander Dumas Essay Research Paper

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The Three MusketeersAlexander Dumas Essay, Research Paper ?Forgive me, Lady de Wardes,? he said, ?for rousing your hatred by my blackguardly conduct. I in return forgive you for murdering Constance Bonacieux and for your savage attacks on me. I forgive you and pity you. Die in peace.? Characters d?Artagnan- a young, attractive Gascon of eighteen. d?Artagnan is haughty, proud, and extremely intelligent. He is one of the main characters is the book, and we follow him through his many turmoils and triumphs; as he eventually defeats the evil of the real world. Porthos- a proud, experienced Musketeer. Porthos is a true friend with a quick temper, and a smart mouth. Nonetheless, Porthos is intelligent, cautious, and has a wild passion for everything he does. Aramis- a proper,

friendly gentleman of twenty-three. Aramis is proud, yet demure, with a very clean-cut appearance. Aramis is a man of scripture and deep thought, often the one with the brilliant ideas. Athos- a cool, courageous Musketeer, strikingly handsome, and proud of his status. Athos lets nothing stand in his way, yet is polite and friendly, attracting friends easily. Planchet- d?Artagnan?s servant, a tremendously devoted man, trusted and intelligent. Monsieur de Treville- a truly good man, captain of the Musketeers, who has a pure heart and a love for his Musketeers. Monsieur Bonacieux- a small wily man, not very gifted in the intelligence department, easily swayed by others? personal opinions. d?Artagnan?s landlord. Constance Bonacieux- Monsieur Bonacieux?s wife, a young, beautiful

woman, with a good soul. D?Artagnan?s mistress, and maid of the wardrobe of the Queen. Lady de Winter- an evil spy for the Cardinal, Lady de Winter is an extremely beautiful mastermind with the ability to make anything go her way. Kitty- Lady de Winter?s innocently pretty maid, who falls hopelessly in love with d?Artagnan, and helps him in his exploits against Lady de Winter. Lord de Winter- Lady de Winter?s charming brother, who helps in the temporary capture of the evil Milady. The Three Musketeers is set in the mid to late 1620s, in Paris, France. Paris in this period is the bustling center of excitement, trials, and betrayal. The Three Musketeers is about four grand friends and their amazing travels and exciting exploits. Living in glamorous Paris, France, d?Artagnan, Athos,

Porthos, and Aramis get deeply involved in the political aspects and scams of the day. With enemies wherever he turns, d?Artagnan is forced to go into hiding, sending his intelligent servant and his best friends to take care of business. Gradually, the complicated mess of French and English monarchy comes together, revealing a way to overcome the evil of the outstandingly beautiful Lady de Winter, one of the Cardinal?s best spies. I. Three GiftsA. d?Artagnan arrives in Meung1. The strange, dark man2. Confrontation3. Milady4. Stolen!B. d?Artagnan enters ParisII. Monsieur de Treville?s Ante-roomA. Monsieur de Treville?s house1. The courtyarda. Porthos and AramisIII. The AudienceA. IntroductionsB. AthosC. Letter to the DirectorD. The chaseIV. Shoulder, Shoulder-Belt, and

HandkerchiefA. The sore shoulder1. ChallengeB. Another Accident1. The shoulder-belt2. ChallengeC. The Handkerchief1. Accusation2. ChallengeV. Musketeers and GuardsA. AthosB. The Seconds1. realizationsC. The Cardinal?s GuardsD. FightE. FriendsF. PlanchetVI. A Court IntrigueA. FinancesB. Poor1. Dinner InvitationsC. The Small Man1. Explanations2. The KidnappingVII. Relaying InformationA. A PlanB. ?All For One and One For All!?VIII. Madame BonacieuxA. Ambush!1. Monsieur Bonacieux?s arrestB. Cross ExaminationC. Madame BonacieuxD. RescueE. ConstanceF. Another SecretG. LoveH. EscapeI. Monsieur de LaportIX. The Plot ThickensA. A Curious Romantic AttachmentB. Aramis?s House1. The cloaked womanC. FollowingD. EscortE. Athos?s ArrestF. The Pair at the Lourve1. The Duke of BuckinghamX. The