Famous or Infamous Although Alexander wrote The Three Musketeers to entertain people for money much the same reason movies are made today, his pecuniary motives for writing do not make the book any worse; they make it better. He put his heart into writing the book so he could profit hugely off of it and indeed he did. His book, if anything, is a story of romantic heroism with heroes above the law and colorful characters that make it a great read. The setting of the story is during a time of instability, giving opportunities for sword wielding heroes, the three musketeers and D’Artagnan to prove themselves gloriously in battle. In the story D’Artagnan defeats the best of the Cardinal’s guards, a group of elite swordsmen who rival the musketeers in skill and prominence. Also D’Artagnan befriends three musketeers and together they go on many adventures including one in which they defeat an entire military garrison. All these adventures create an adventurous and great story. Of course every story with great heroes has even more insidious villains. Although the Cardinal is a major antagonist, the real villain in this story is Milady, a woman who is indeed a demon incarnate to the point she is one of the most famous evildoers in literary merit. This woman hates D’Artagnan more than the Cardinal and wants to kill anyone she doesn’t like. She seduced and murdered her husband for his fortune and persuades others to assassinate or incarcerate the main character D’Artagnan. Although she is not a man, her powers of seduction and persuasion as a woman make her even more feared. The Three Musketeers isn’t without flaw. In order to create such a heroic story, Dumas made them do heroic feats. Therefore he made his…
ACCOUNTING AND DECISION-MAKING TECHNIQUES
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CASH FLOW ANALYSIS AND THE ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF THREE COMPANIES
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reef ecosystems. As temperature rise, mass bleaching, and infectious disease outbreaks are likely to become more frequent. Coral reefs are either restricted or absent from along the west coast of the Americas, as well as the west coast of Africa. Famous coral reefs and reef areas of the world include: * The Great Barrier Reef - largest coral reef system in the world, Queensland, Australia; * The Belize Barrier Reef - second largest in the world, Belize, Central America; and * The Red Sea Coral Reef…
How Relevant is a Sociology Degree?
Most of us, when we are considering a major, want to be sure that we can find a job, earn an adequate salary, and maybe even make our mark on the world. Students often wonder what they can do with a sociology degree, and parents may be reluctant to foot the bill for the study of sociology. After all, there are very few high profile sociologists, right? Actually, many famous people—both past and present—received sociology degrees.
“Three Estates:” the Truly Saved; the Invisible Saved; the Unsaved
Given the task of placing our modern day, contemporary western society into three distinct groups is a challenge. When I think of the number three, many things come to mine. Being a huge baseball fan I think of one of my all-time favorite players, Dale Murphy. I also remember one of the most popular and well known players as well, Babe…
two of The Three Musketeers while in school. He referred to Latika as “the third musketeer” (Aramis), he referred to himself as Athos, and his brother as Porthos. His ignorance of the identity of the third musketeer is important at the end of the movie, as that is the final question of the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? But even the reference on the movie to The Three Musketeers is significant in understanding the characters. Despite the fact that Jamal didn’t know much about The Three Musketeers…
unlucky number. It shows the irony that in an atmosphere of hope and youth (spring), there is however a problem: the time is past the deadline so anything that is hoped for can no longer be achieved.
2. “Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him.” -Brighton Rock.
This starting sentence pre-emts a murder that we expect to happen later on in the book. Brighton tends to be perceived as a happy place, a holiday destiniation and not somewhere where you would…
The Three Treasures
Action, adventure, and treasure seeking are all characteristics of the three books that can be compared. Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, and Hidden Treasure of Glaston (HTOG) by Eleanore M. Jewett are all treasure seeking books that can be compared. They all possess many different things that make them quite different. All three books are based around characters on a quest, big or small. They are on the hunt for treasure! Many…
PHL/458/ Creative Minds and Critical Thinking
April 22, 2010
By this time, 2013, the world has been blessed with a good handful of creative thinkers who have greatly contributed to their communities, thus, to the world. Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr are to excellent examples of outside the box thinkers who strove…
"The Hero's Journey: An Analysis of Cameron Crowe's Film Almost Famous Using Joseph Campbell's Monomyth"
an analysis of
Almost Famous (2000)
Almost Famous (2000) is a dramatization of writer/director Cameron Crowe's real-life experiences as a teenage rock reporter for Rolling Stone. Based on thinly-veiled autobiographical material from the precocious beginnings of Crowe's early career, the screenplay shapes sentimental memories into movie magic. But how did Crowe give his own coming-of-age…
When looking at history and try to discover famous thinkers in our society, many men and women stand out. Famous thinkers are people who used critical thinking and perseverance to overcome adversity to succeed. The two that stand out in my mind are Bill Gates and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lets discuss their contributions to society as a whole, the problems or issues that they resolved, and how they were able to come up with their solutions.
Contributions to Society
Self made multi-billionaire…