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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

  

by Alexandre Dumas

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Porthos

Character Analysis

When we first meet Porthos he’s dressed to kill: he’s wearing a baldric made of gold. We soon discover, however, that this baldric is a one-sided affair. It does not extend around Porthos’s back. This introduction to the loud, talkative, and braggart Porthos gives us a solid understanding of his character. He likes to be ostentatious and is obsessed with status. He brags about all of his lady conquests. In particular he is most proud of a certain duchess who, we discover, is really just the old and ugly wife of a wealthy lawyer. Still, despite his propensity to overstate his awesomeness, Porthos is a deeply loyal friend and courageous fighter.

Porthos Timeline
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