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The Three

Musketeers
BY: ALEXANDRE DUMAS
SYNOPSIS
D'Artagnan arrives in Paris and, seeking to
join the king's musketeers, goes to see their
captain, Tréville. In his haste he offends
three of the best musketeers—Porthos, Athos,
and Aramis—and challenges each to a duel that
afternoon.
CHARACTERS
Writers use characters to perform the actions
and speak dialogue, moving the story along
a plot line. A story can have only
one character (protagonist) and still be a
complete story.
However, that is not the case for The Three
Musketeers, this story contains several
characters and they are as follows…
D’Artagnan
Brief Description:
A hotheaded youth, who tries to engage the Comte de
Rochefort and the three musketeers, Athos, Porthos,
and Aramis in single combat. He quickly becomes
friends with the musketeers, and has a series of
adventures which put him at odds with Cardinal
Richelieu, then First Minister of France.
The Three Musketeers
Athos
He is brave, noble, ambitious, crafty, and intelligent.
Like any Romantic hero, he is driven by love and ruled
by chivalry, but occasionally prone to fall into amoral
behavior.

Porthos
An honest and slightly gullible, is the extrovert of
the group, enjoying wine, women and song. Though he is
often seen as the comic relief, he is also extremely
dedicated and loyal toward his friends and fellow
Musketeers.

Aramis
Aramis loves and courts women, which fits well with the
opinions of the time regarding Jesuits and abbots. He
is portrayed as constantly ambitious and unsatisfied:
as a musketeer, he yearns to become an abbé; but as an
abbé, he wishes for the life of the soldier.
Milady de Winter
Described as being 22, tall, fair-haired
and uncommonly beautiful, with brilliant
blue eyes and black lashes and brows,
Milady also possesses a voice that can
seduce and bewitch. A capable and
intelligent French spy who can
effortlessly pass as a native
Englishwoman, Milady's beautiful exterior
hides a diabolically cunning, ruthless
and cruel interior; she is remorseless
and unrepentant for her countless
"misdeeds" and often described as
appearing demonic and frighteningly ugly
in the instant when she is thwarted in
her aims. She is a classic example of a
femme fatale.
Constance de Bonacieux
Constance has a very helpful attitude
to life. Despite an inappropriate
first meeting with D'Artagnan, she
shows him kindness by treating his
injury and allowing him to stay in
her residence.
Comte de Rochefort
Rochefort was highly intelligent and
cunning, a master strategist.
Rochefort was also arrogant and
sadistic, to the point of extreme
confidence. He was unimaginably
ruthless, and has no complaints about
taking many lives in pursuit of his
goals.
Conflict
The major external conflict in the story is the
ongoing struggle between the Musketeers and
Cardinal Richelieu's guards.
Brief Summary
A historical romance, it relates the adventures of four
fictional swashbuckling heroes who lived under the French
kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV, who reigned during the 17th
and early 18th centuries. At the beginning of the story,
D’Artagnan arrives in Paris from Gascony and becomes
embroiled in three duels with the three musketeers Athos,
Porthos, and Aramis. The four become such close friends that
when D’Artagnan serves an apprenticeship as a cadet, which he
must do before he can become a musketeer, each of his friends
takes turns sharing guard duty with him. The daring escapades
of the four comrades are played out against a background of
court intrigue involving the powerful cardinal Richelieu.
Setting
The Three Musketeers is set in 17th century France during
the reign of Louis XIII. The story takes place
predominantly in Paris, but the protagonist's adventures
take him across the French countryside and as far as
England.
Short Resolution
D'Artagnan became a member of the three
musketeers.
Questions
1. Why did d'Artagnan go to Paris?
a. He applies for the royal guards.
b. He didn't like his family or where he lived.
c. He wanted to become a clerk for a bank.
d. He wanted to see the Duke of Buckingham.
2. d'Artagnan does not want to return from the dangerous mission without
what?
a. In a game of dice.
b. In a game of darts.
c. In a game of cards.
d. In a drinking game.
3. What does Lady de Winter entice a man to steal from a church?
a. Holy vessels.
b. Money.
c. Paintings.
d. Sacred texts.
Questions
4. How many seedy-looking men follow the regiments when they leave Paris?
a. Four.
b. Three.
c. Five.
d. Two.
5. Where does Dumas come across the memoirs that he uses as the basis of the
book?
a. Bibliotech Nationale.
b. Nationale Bibliotheque.
c. Bibliotheque Nationale.
d. Nationale Bibilotecha.
6. What is Dumas researching in the library when he finds the memoirs that
are the basis of this book?
a. Louis the Thirteenth.
b. Louis the Twelfth.
c. Louis the Fourteenth.
d. Louis the Sixteenth.
Questions
7. When does the story of The Three Musketeers begin?
a. April 1625.
b. April 1425.
c. April 1525.
d. April 1725.
8. Why does d'Artagnan get in a duel with a gentleman at an Inn at
Meung?
a. The gentleman insult him.
b. The gentleman insult his clothing.
c. The gentleman insult his horse.
d. The gentleman insult his father.
9. When d'Artagnan gets to Paris, how much does he sell his horse for?
a. Two crowns.
b. Three crowns.
c. One crown.
d. Half a crown.
Questions
10. Aramis is a Musketeer would wants to be what?
a. A doctor.
b. A lawyer.
c. A teacher.
d. A priest.
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