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.?
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 Man of MeungA. Monsieur Bonacieux?s Attendance With the Cardinal1. A new and Faithful ServantB. The Letter to LondonXI. Soldiers and MagistratesA. Athos?s Cross-examinationB. Athos?s Attendance With the CardinalC. Monsieur de Treville, the King, the Cardinal, and Athos1. The Police report and the soldier?s honorD. ReleaseE. The Duke of Buckingham is ParisXII. The Keeper of the SealsA. PlottingB. Twelve Diamond TagsC. The Visitor and the Search of the QueenD. The Planning of the Ball1. The requestXIII. The Lover and the HusbandE. Letter to BuckinghamF. The Deadly SecretG. A Pledge1. The Secret Discussion2. The Truth Is Revealed3. An Important DecisionXIV. The JourneyA. Four Friends Get LeaveB. Breakfast in Chantilly1. Porthos?s duelC. Three Against Eight in Beauvais1. The Ambush On The RoadD. Two Friends in Amiens1. Hullabaloo in the stables2. Athos arrested againE. The Man at the Port1. The Note From the Cardinal2. Following3. The DuelF. The GovernorG. Leaving the HarborH. London1.Winsdora. The King and the Duke(1) Desperate Message for the Duke(2) Heading for London AgainXV. The BallA. Reaching the Duke?s House1. An Amazing Portrait and Twelve Diamond Tags2. TEN Diamond Tagsa. Replacing the TagsB. A New PlanC. Return to ParisD. The Ball1. Arrival of the King and Queen2. Escort to the Dressing room3. Twelve Diamond Tags Together Again4. The Cardinal?s ?Present?5. Gift From The QueenXVI. The TrystA. Returning Home1. A Mysterious Letter2. Monsieur Bonacieuxa. Indirect AccusationsB. Monsieur de Treville?s House1. Happy News2. Display of the Gift3. No News of the Three Lost Friends4. Yet Another PlanC. The Meeting1. The Summer House2. The Unreturned Signal3. Tracks!a. Realization of Eventsb. Clues(1) the torn glove4. The Huta. An old man provides a clueb. Constance kidnapped againc. The man from MeungXVII. Athos?s WifeA. Monsieur de Treville?s PromiseB. Monsieur Bonacieux?s Muddy Boots1. Monsieur Bonacieux?s Assistance in his own wife?s despairC. The Captain of the Cardinal?s Guards Visits d?Artagnan1. Planchet saves the day2. Packing the BagsD. Finding His Friends1. Finding Porthos In Chantillya. Leaving Porthos In Chantilly2. A Brilliant turn-out in Amiensa. a long storyb. Athos hiding in the cellarc. Getting Athos out of the cellar(1) a disturbing love story(a) Athos?s beautiful young wife(b) betrayalXVII. In Search of EquipmentA. Four Friends Together Again1 The Campaign against La Rochellea. Need for Equipment(1) The 8,000 Livresb. How to Get the Money(1) Porthos? Plan(a) The Dismay of the Older Woman in Black(b) The Woman with the Velvet Cushion(2) Milady?s Carriage(a) Spotting Kitty(b) Planchet Mistaken for Lubin(c) The Anger of Milady(3) The Duel(a) Lord de Winter(b) Athos?s WaitingXIX. English and FrenchA. Dueling With the English1. Real Names2. Sparing Lord de Wintera. Clarice de WinterB. Meeting Milady1. Kitty2. Milady?s Hidden Anger3. Visiting Every DayXX. Mistress and MaidA. Kitty?s Room1. The Shocking Trutha. the Letter to the Compteb. True FeelingsXXI. All Cats Are Gray at NightA. Athos and Porthos Taken Care ofB. Fooling Milady1. A Gift of True Love2. A Promise of RevengeC. Examination of the Ring3.The Truth Begins to be RevealedD. Another Letter to the Compte1. A Strange Reply2. Milady?s Response3. Striking BackXXII. Plans For RevengeA. Milady Calls For d?Artagnan1.Visiting Milady2. Milady Asks d?Artagnan to Avenge Her3. d?Artagnan Confesses His Guilta. The Fleur de Lisb. Milady?s Attemp on d?Artagnan?s Lifec. EscapeXXIII. The RingA. d?Artagnan visits Athos1. The Truth About Milady2. Decision to Pawn the RingB. Kitty Visits d?Artagnan1. Aramis Finds a Place for Kitty2. Complete Outfits For Aramis And d?ArtagnanXXIV. A VisionA. Two Letters For d?Artagnan1. Constance?s Request2. The Cardinal?s RequestB. The Dark RoadXXV. The CardinalA. Attendance With the Cardinal1. The Cardinal?s Refused ProposalB. Leaving For The CampaignXXVI. The Siege of La RochelleA. The Plot Against BuckinghamB. AmbushC. The Basiton1. Reconnaisance Partya. Three Guardsmen and two Soldiersb. Three Guardsmenc. Another Ambushd. Heroe. Wine?f. The Truth revealed2. Hideaway for ConstanceXXVII. The Red Dovecoat InnA. The Two Men In the Road1. Escorting the Cardinala. The Woman at the Red Dovecoat Innb. Waiting and Listening(1) The Order From the Cardinal(2) Athos Takes CommandXXVIII. The Basiton of St. GervaisA. The Bet on the Basiton1. A New Plan2. Siege on the Basitona. a Brilliant Idea From Athosb. The Hour is Upc. LettersB. d?Artagnan PromotedC. Sold RingXXIX. A Family AffairA. The Letter to Lord de WinterB. The Letter to the QueenC. Four Happy Friends1. The Carmelite ConventXXX. BethuneA. Milady EscapesB. Another Letter1. Milady Sent to Carmelite Convent2. Milady Befriends ConstanceXXXI. The Female and the MaleA. Rochefort1.Buckingham Killed2. News of d?Artagnan3. ArmentiersXXXII. A Drop of WineA. Milady?s LieB. Constance?s MurderC. Young Lovers WeepXXXIII. The Man in the Red CloakA. Athos? PlanB. The Man in the Red CloakC. The FuneralD. Five TravelersE. Capturing MiladyF. ChargesG. ConvictionXXXIV. The ExecutionA. The LakeB. ForgivingC. The Death of Lady de WinterXXXV. A Messenger From the CardinalA. d?Artagnan Arrested1. The Excuse2. Lieutenants Commision
Alexandre Dumas was born near Paris, the son of a General in Napoleon?s army. He did not receive any formal education, so he started his adult life with a series of clerical jobs. In 1829 he achieved great success with a melodrama about the French king Henry III. Over the next ten years he wrote a series of extremely successful action? packed plays for the theater. In 1840, he turned his hand toward novel writing