D’Artagnan is a young, impoverished man from the rural area of France called Gascony. He goes to Paris in hopes of becoming one of the king’s musketeers. He has few assets and relies on his wit and charm to guide him. Despite his lack of juvenility, he still deeply believes in the idea of chivalry. It is that ideal that earns him the respect and friendship of his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. D’Artagnan is also a very passionate man. He pursues both his enemies and love interests with reckless abandon. An example would be D’Artagnan’s pursuit of his “evil-guiness,” Rochefort. Also, his passion is exhibited in his quest to aid the queen. Such deeds also prove D’Artagnan’s bravery. And, it is D’Artagnan’s bravery that earns him the trust of the queen and allows him to pursue his love interest, Madame Bonacieux. D’Artagnan’s bravery also allows him to become a soldier, and later, a musketeer. It also gives D’Artagnan the courage to battle against the cardinal, despite his power. Thus, his bravery also gets him into trouble. D’Artagnan is constantly at battle against the cardinal and his agents. However, D’Artagnan is not alone in his battles. His friends support him throughout the book. And, D’Artagnan is equally allegiant to his friends. He supports his friends whenever the need arises. An example would be D’Artagnan’s choice to fight with his friends in their first melee with Rochefort. D’Artagnan is indubitably loyal to his friends, as they are to him.
Loyalty is a prominent theme in the book. It is the very essence of the characters, “All for one and one for all.” The four friends are devoted to each other and prove it throughout the book. The friends all nobly stand by each other in their battle against the cardinal. On several occasions D’Artangnan calls upon his comrades to help him in his...
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