THE THREE MUSKETEERS by ALEXANDRE DUMAS
(Motto “ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL”)
I just finished reading the book and returned it to the library with a feeling that I will miss it like anything. I have wonderful memories while reading the book. It has everything like stubborn and brave youth, passionate love, broken hearts, conspiracies, loyalties, betrayals, strong and affectionate friendship, wise decisions, dreams come true.
Every character of the book is important and has its unique identity. The heart of d’Artagnan is full of love and affection. Athos, Porthos and Aramis have different personalities but they a strong bonding. All the four accomplish things together very well.
I have shared some extracts from the book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I adore the simplicity of expression in these words.
Father of D’Artagnan, when he is leaving
“It is by his courage alone, that a gentleman makes his way nowadays. Whoever hesitates one moment, lets perhaps that chance escape him, which fortunate for that moment alone has offered him.”
Conversation of d’Artagnan with Madame Bonacieux
You could see into my heart”, said d’Artagnan “you would discover so much curiosity that you would have pity on me and so much love, that you would directly satisfy my curiosity. You ought not to distrust those who love you!”
“You come quickly to love Sir” said the young girl shaking her head (Madame Bonacieux)
“It is because love has come quickly on me, and for the first time and I am not yet twenty years of age”.
The young women stole a glance at him.
Conversation between Kitty and d’Artagnan
“Then you are very fond of my mistress, Sir”? said Kitty.
“I don’t know whether I am very fond of her but what I do know is that I am ma for her.”
Conversation of Athos
“Tender natures! Wounded hearts!” exclaimed Athos
“What are you saying?” said d’Artagnan
I say that love is a lottery in which he who wins gains death, you are very fortunate to have lost, believe me my dear d’Artagnan and if I have any advice to give you it is to loose always.
“She seemed to love me so much!” said d’Artagnan
“Child ‘There is not a man who has not like you believed that his mistress love him and there is not a man who has not been deceived by his mistress, Sir” continued Athos.
Athos liked every one to exercise his own free will. He never gave his advice before it was demanded and even then it must be demanded twice.
“In general people only ask for advice” he said “that they may not follow it or if they should follow it, that they may have somebody to blame for having given it.”
I was a little disappointed by watching the movie. Its concept is entirely different from that of the book. Anyways I had to watch it. Below are the pictures from the new movie of The three musketeers.