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Many of the men in the novel are concerned with acting with honor, even giving themselves up when they have a chance to escape. Why does society at the time demand this of them? How is this different or similar from the actions of people in current times?

If Philippe had remained as king of France, how might the last half of the novel been different? What evidence is there to suggest that Philippe would have been a better or worse king? Explain.

Aramis is determined to switch Philippe with King Louis XIV. What is his motivation for this? Does he truly believe that Philippe would be a better king, or is he primarily concerned with his own ambitions?

The bond between the former musketeers, Aramis, Athos, and Porthos, and D'Artagnan, is very strong. How does their friendship affect D'Artagnan's actions throughout the novel? Is their bond...

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