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The Vicomte de Bragelonne Themes

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Themes

Betrayal

Betrayal is one of the main themes in "The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas. Betrayal comes in many forms throughout the story from personal relationships to politics. One of the main forms of betrayal can be seen in the relationship between Raoul and Louise. Louise sets her sights on Raoul and the couple becomes betrothed. When the young Louis XIV meets Louise, he becomes enamored of the girl. Louise becomes Louis' mistress, betraying Raoul and breaking his heart. Raoul, who is distraught, goes off to war as a form of suicide. He dies in Africa.

In the realm of politics, betrayal occurs when there is a coup planned against Louis XIV. Many of the people in the king's court do not like Louis and are eager to take part in an effort to remove the young king from the throne. Among these people is Fouquet, Louis' finance...

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