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The Three Musketeers

The major external conflict in the story is the ongoing struggle between the Musketeers and Cardinal Richelieu's guards. This external conflict is related to D'Artagnan's own inner conflict. He's...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2017 8:55 am UTC

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The very beginning of the story provides a fairly accurate description of the atmosphere that gripped France during the late seventeenth century. The story is set in 1625 during the reign of Louis...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 2:41 am UTC

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers is a historical fiction and adventure novel written by French author Alexandre Dumas père, originally published in 1884. It tells the story of D'artagnan, who is a young man...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2020 12:01 pm UTC

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The Three Musketeers

D’Artagnan is the protagonist of Alexandre Dumas's novel The Three Muskateers. He is a cadet who meets the titular group of the king's Muskateers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and recounts the...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2018 10:23 pm UTC

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To a large extent, Alexandre Dumas restored the somewhat damaged reputation of Gascons in The Three Musketeers. For centuries they had been mocked by France's educated elite for their rough...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2018 8:15 am UTC

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There is not one main theme, but here are a few which are recognized as major themes in the book: "The Quest": the quest of a young man to make his fortune "Brotherhood": the camaraderie of a...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2007 8:06 am UTC

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D'Artagnan is a young man whose purpose in traveling to Paris is to make something of himself by becoming a musketeer. He is the son of a minor noble and, therefore, stands a good chance of being...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2018 7:26 pm UTC

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Although the phrase "All for one, one for all" was made famous by The Three Musketeers, it is much older than the novel, dating back at least to the early seventeenth century. It is also the...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2019 12:54 pm UTC

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Lady de Winter (Milady), Richelius's spy, has been making life difficult for d'Artagnan. d'Artagnan and his Musketeers chase her, but before they can get to her, she kills Constance to revenge...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2019 1:18 am UTC

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Dumas tells us right in the "Author's Preface," which is in reality a fictional frame to the story of the same sort Hawthorne made use of four years later in The Scarlet Letter (written between...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2012 11:25 pm UTC

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The Three Musketeers

In The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere (meaning "the father"), a young man of eighteen called d'Artagnan left his home in Tarbes (in Gascony, in southwestern France) to make his way to...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 2:46 am UTC

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The three gifts that young D'artagnan receives from his father, D'artagnan the elder, are a horse, money, and a letter. The horse is old, yellow, and has no hair in its tail, which earns D'artagnan...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018 4:59 am UTC

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As the author points out, there were a lot of things in those days that excited the common folk of rural France. It seemed that the country was in a state of near permanent turmoil, with people...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 6:34 am UTC

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A young man--we can sketch his portrait at a dash. Imagine to yourself a Don Quixote of eighteen; a Don Quixote without his corselet, without his coat of mail, without his cuisses; a Don Quixote...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2012 6:31 pm UTC

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In The Three Musketeers, the Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan salute Bicarat with their swords because, according to the text, “Bravery is always respected, even in an enemy.” The context of this...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2019 5:40 pm UTC

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The most important lesson one can derive from the story is neatly summed-up in The Three Musketeers' motto: "One for all, and all for one." The Musketeers see themselves as part of a noble...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2019 11:13 am UTC

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The narrative style of The Three Musketeers is told in straight and direct third person form. It is told in a manner that highlights the heroism of D'Artagnan and his friends, and does not spend a...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2009 9:23 pm UTC

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The Three Musketeers

Just to add a bit to tthakker's answer regarding the nature of courtly love, a very different way of thinking than our modern notions of romantic love. "Romance" does not mean the...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2007 3:45 am UTC

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In the small town of Meung, it's customary for the local townsfolk to grab their weapons and congregate in one place whenever there's some kind of threat. Such a threat could take the form of an...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2021 3:20 pm UTC

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The idea that friendship grows out of conflict can be seen in two primary ways in The Three Musketeers. First, and more generally, the musketeers themselves are brought together in a common cause....

Latest answer posted June 15, 2019 7:14 pm UTC

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The Three Musketeers

This novel by Dumas explores the larger than life exploits of the musketeers who risked life and limb to fight for what is good and right. Set in the time of Louis XIII, the author brings the...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2008 7:05 am UTC

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The Three Musketeers

Like other novels of Alexandre Dumas, "The Three Musketeers" is a historical romance, a narrative with historical background. The three musketeers personify three faults of the time...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2009 3:53 am UTC

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