The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
by Alexandre Dumas
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Character Analysis

Also known as the Comte de la Fère, Athos is older and wiser than the other men in the group. He is extremely distinguished in just about every field – falconry, sword fighting, Latin, and bravery. Underneath all that awesomeness is a deeply tortured man. We eventually learn that a woman is the cause of his misery, and not just any woman, but an especially manipulative and treacherous woman. A young Athos fell in love with and married Milady. Unbeknownst to Athos, Milady was already a hardened criminal. After discovering her past, he believes he hanged her (we never find out how she managed to get out of that pickle!) and went to became the Musketeer we meet in the novel.

Athos Timeline
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