He is presented as a relatively simple and common person: he is the least intelligent of the musketeers and maintains, in a certain way, a childlike lifestyle. In the novel, he is always ready to help, appears to be appreciated by the majority and is easy to please. Porthos is in search of recognition and prestige. Dumas represents through this character, the portrait of the power-hungry middle-class.
The musketeer of his Majesty – Porthos, is an example of courage and valor. This valor man likes to drink tart wine and eat a couple of partridges. He is a good and reliable friend. A big and strong man will gladly throw himself into the hell for the honor of the queen, challenge anyone to a duel for disrespect for the king, and after that, he will spend an evening with the cute wife of the innkeeper. It is all about him. The character of du Vallon is full of contradictions. In Porthos, love for money and the desire to give the last shirt to a neighbor, modesty, and boasting, organically coexist. The interesting fact about Porthos – he likes to eat. Alexander Duma personally named a dish in his honor. That is why, in 1863, in the "French restaurant" lobster "a la Porthos" was served.
Porthos in the Essays