Summary[ edit ] Four-year-old James Henry Trotter lives with his loving parents in a beautiful cottage by the sea in the south of Englanduntil his parents are killed by an escaped rhinoceros during a shopping trip in London. As a result, James is forced to live with his two cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge, in a run-down house on a high, desolate hill near the White Cliffs of Dover.
Table of Contents Overall Summary The Three Musketeers is a marvelous journey and should be appreciated foremost for its engaging story. The techniques Dumas employed to such success in particularly his mastery of the form of the Romance--still work today.
As we saw in the closing portions of the book, Dumas gives us a fully developed Romance within his historical framework. He starts with levity and confidence, and ends with moroseness and doubt. The ending, indeed, seems to question many of the books dearly held values.
Was all that earlier fighting really worth it, then? Both the possibility of futility and this return to the normal at the end of a great Quest, characterize the form of the Romance as much as do its lighter aspects. Dumas sees the form through.
It is almost as though Dumas presents this wonderful Romantic adventure, providing people with a chance to escape day to day toil and immerse themselves in better thoughts about their country, and then spurns it. He cannot bring himself to see the lie of Romanticism through to the end.
There are two sequels to The Three Musketeers, which Dumas wrote to capitalize on the success of the novel.
They are entitled Vingt ans apres, published in 10 volumes inand Dix ans plus tard, ou le vicomte de Bragelonne, published in 26 parts from But despite these sequels, Dumas never fully recaptured his success of His estate and his health declined until, after a period of furious attempted productivity to recoup his debts, he died in The Romance left his life as well.
While he keeps his characters away from being major players in national events, he is not afraid of brazenly attributing human motives to history.
John Fenton assassinates Buckingham because of personal reasons provided by Milady, and so on. Part of the entertainment of The Three Musketeers is that, in seeming to avoid the great events and focus on petty affairs, Dumas explains the great events more satisfyingly and entertainingly than any direct explanation of affairs of state could hope to do.
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The techniques Dumas employed to such success in particularly his mastery of the form of the Romance--still work today. Terpsichore was one of the nine Muses, the ancient Greek goddesses of music, song and dance. In the classical era, when the Mousai were assigned specific literary and artistic spheres, Terpsichore was named Muse of choral song and dancing, and depicted with a lyre and plectrum.
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