A hero is inspired by a real historical persona, Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan (1610-1673). Alexander Dumas researched a work devoted to him before writing “The Three Musketeers.” The story begins, when the young man travels from Gascon to Paris. Several starting pages completely devoted to his description. He is characterized in comparison to the character of Don Quixote and in a very stereotypical manner. Throughout the story, d’Artagnan accompanies his musketeers, as a guard-in-training for the king. During Milady’s execution, he decides to avenge Madame Bonacieux, who he loved. His training as a musketeer then comes to an end.
D’Artagnan embodies all the features of the modern state of France, which began with the siege of La Rochelle, and a new generation of men. He is an intelligent, charming, fearless young man, who immediately gets into the whirlpool of court intrigues. He is in the center of endless duels, skirmishes, and adventures, but always comes out victorious due to his extraordinary fortune and genius mind. D’Artagnan never stops at what has been achieved. His nature is tirelessly active, always seeking adventures. It is the reason why his character seems so real and irresistibly attractive. D’Artagnan is a musketeer with a soul of the naughty boy.
D'Artagnan in the Essays