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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers


by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers Theme of Loyalty

Loyalty in The Three Musketeers is rarely earned and always blindly absolute. It is also a highly respected and coveted quality. Loyalty is a prized currency in the world of The Three Musketeers, where characters must count on the loyalties of others in order to secure their own protection. Loyalty is typically demonstrated by extremely daring and life-risking acts, and the compensation is usually not commensurate.

Questions About Loyalty

  1. How is loyalty repaid in The Three Musketeers?
  2. How is loyalty demonstrated?
  3. Why is D’Artagnan loyal to the King? He could have walked into Paris and decided to side with the cardinalists.

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

Loyalty in The Three Musketeers is always blind.

Loyalty in The Three Musketeers is always to a cause, and never to a person.

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