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The Man In The Iron Mask Book Vs Movie Essay

Summary:The Musketeers' most glorious, and dangerous, adventure begins with the rescue of a mysterious prisoner from a fortress island prison.  But they soon realize that their mission may lead to the destruction of the very throne they serve.  (MGM)
Genre(s):Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

This is an oft-repeated theme in the novel. Porthos is described most frequently as a "giant," a "Titan," and a "Hercules." Being crushed to death under an immense load of rocks is therefore an apt...

What's Up With the Title?

This is a rather tricky question. As detailed in "In a Nutshell," Dumas never wrote a novel entitled The Man in the Iron Mask. Instead, he wrote a super-long novel entitled The Vicomte de Bragelonn...

What's Up With the Ending?

We'll recap for you. Raoul is dead, Athos is dead, and Porthos is dead. D'Artagnan is fighting a war in Holland, and Aramis is now a Spanish duke. The novel ends with D'Artagnan becoming a distingu...

Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis

D'Artagnan can tell that his friend, Aramis, is plotting something dastardly.D'Artagnan can see that something is up with his friend, Aramis, but isn't let in on the secret. .None for D'Artagnan; A...


Note: The book is a work of historical fiction, so almost every character, place, and event is a reference to actual characters, places, and events. The three glaring exceptions to this rule are th...