TO draw ones sword with another man is honor in Tarragon’s world (Shampoo Editorial Team). This novel is about young manhood, in which youth is tested and youthful ideas protect against political ideas. An example of imagery is when Tarragons says ‘it is useless to struggle any longer; I may as well blow my brains out, and put an end to the matter at once. ” “That’s the last folly to be committed,” said Ethos, “seeing that that is the only one for which there is no remedy” (Dumas 392). Here, Tarragons and Ethos are saying, what is the mint of going on when there’s nothing more we can do, they are actually suggesting suicide here.
Another example of symbolism is, when Tarragons and Portholes get into an argument and are angry at one another and they run into each other, when that happens, Tarragons gets tangled in Portholes’ cloak. When he runs into him, Tarragons realizes that Portholes’ gold shoulder-belt is only gold in the front. Beneath his cloak where it is not visible, it is only plain fabric. Showing that Portholes is a show off and likes others to think he has more than he really does (Winters). In the novel, Arms is always clothed in black and ends up entering a monetary.
This is an example of imagery because the color black represents evil and night. It can also represent mourning power, wealth, mystery, and more. Also, it mentions that she is entering monastery, therefore, the color black is used here to symbolize going into a place of high religion (Literature Resource Center). The quote “All for one, and One for All” was Tarragon’s’ motto, it symbolizes to stand all as one as a nation against any other forces, and to sacrifice all for the nobility of your country (Adamson). This novel also uses a fleer-De-list to represent religious, political, and symbolic meaning.
Because in the novel they used the fleer-De-lid to brand people as a criminal. They used this on Milady, the symbol was burned into her shoulder when her and a priest were caught stealing. Even the title Of this book can be an example of symbolism, “The Three Musketeers” can mean many different things, depending on how you think about it. It can mean, comrade, friendship, and the ability to overcome obstacles when you work together (Goldberg). The name Ethos in the novel symbolizes the mountain Ethos which was the home of monastery, which was occupied with only men, no nuns (Chesterton).
An example of imagery is all of the duels throughout the book. For example, when Tarragons and Portholes schedule a duel, but what ends up happening is the three musketeers and Tarragons fight against the Cardinals guards. The fight starts and Tarragons saves the day again by defeating the Cardinals guard troop and rescues the wounded Ethos. Then when the king hears of this he wants to see the three musketeers and Tarragons, so the next day hey go to meet the king and they play tennis at first, while playing tennis Tarragons gets into another fight, this time with the greatest guard of all.
Yet again Tarragons defeats the guard, when they finally go to meet the king he commends them for their loyalty, Tarragons in particular, and gives them a large sum of money to show his gratitude (Dumas 31-48) These are some examples of symbolism and imagery used throughout this extraordinary novel. And how four people become great friends and never back down from what they believe is right.