Friendship of the Musketeers
Everyone in the world has a few really good friends, these friends would do anything for you. Friendship has been shown throughout history in the form of stories, poems, and novels. In the book , The Three Musketeers, you find yourself reading about the friendship and the adventures that four men have. These friends supported each other when the times were bad and the pulled each other up when they wee down.
The first example of friendship concerns M. d'Artagnan, d'Aratagnan's father, and M'Treville, the leader of the musketeers. Their friendship trickles down to d'Artagnan, helping him in gaining membership into the musketeers. "'I respected your father very much' said he 'What can I do for the son... and from time to time you can call upon me just to tell me how you re going on and say whether I can be of further service to you.'" This quote show's that since M'Treville respected M. d'Artagnan, and how he would gladly be of service to his son, thereby continuing the friendship to the son.
Another example of friendship is the on between d'Artagnan, Porthos, Athos and Aramis, this is shown throughout the book. It all started when d'Artagnan was pursuing the man from Meung and ran in to Athos, who was freshly wounded in a small skirmish with the Cardinal's Guards. D'Artagnan asked Athos to pardon him and let him be on his way but Athos being the brave and gallant musketeer, demanded a better aplogy, d'Artagnan was very insulted by this so he challenged Athos to a duel at twelve o'clock. The d'Artagnan ran towards the door, in the process of exiting, he ran into Porthos who was just entering the door, while talking to a fellow musketeer. D'Artagnan asked once again to be forgiven for his mistake, but Porthos also wanted a better apology. Once again d'Artagnan was insulted. They then set up a duel for one o'clock. Following that incident, d'Artagnan had lost sight of the man he was chasing, so he started to go home. He noticed that a musketeer had dropped his handkerchief. He informed the musketeer of the handkerchief, but little did d'Artagnan know that the musketeer had dropped the handkerchief on purpose. By informing Aramis and his companions of the handkerchief, d'Artagnan had compromised Aramis' honor. When one's honor is compromised, you set up a duel. They set up a duel for two o'clock.
When the clock struck twelve, d'Artagnan was at the place where the first duel was to take place. As soon as they crossed swords, five of the Cardinal's best guards showed up. Since dueling was against the law, the guards confronted the musketeers. D'Artagnan sided with the musketeers and bested two out of the five guards. From that point on, all four of them were the closest of friends.
"On their side \, the three musketeers were much attached to their young comrade. The friendship which united these four men, and the want they felt of seeing each other three or four times a day... caused them to be continually running after on anther like shadows." This quote shows how close the four men had grown to each other. I have many friends that I do the above quite often with. Seeing each other four or five times a day, having a urge to just be around each other.
Usually if one of my good friends doesn't have enough money for something, I would spot him some cahs. This was very true with the three musketeers and d'Artagnan. While he four were going some very hard times financially, they banded together and scammed meals off of other people. For example: When Porthos went to a friend's house who had offered to give him dinner, Porthos brought along the other three companions and their servant's to be fed too. By doing this the four friends were able to survive some of the bad times and pull each other through.
The cliché "One for all and all for one" originated from The Three Musketeers This holds very true throughout the book. The four friends would always stick up for on another and help each other out as much as possible. Like the time when some guards were searching for d'Artagnan, Athos posed as d'Artagnan and went to jail for him. If that is doing anything for a friend, I don't know what is.
At the end of the book the three musketeers uncover a plot immense proportions. When Milady de Winter killed Madame Bonacieux, they all felt the pain and sadness that d'Artagnan felt. The three musketeers helped revenge Bonacieux's life. This is where true friendship really kicks in. I don't think any of my friend's would help me kill a person but d'Artagnan's friends did.
These four men pulled through times that were bad and enjoyed the good. Throughout you life, you find that friends are there whenever you need them. I hope in your life you might have friends as good as the musketeers were.
"All for one, and one for all"
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