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Alexandre Dumas 1844 novel The Three Musketeers Giovanni Manna 2012 tells a story about DArtagnan the man from Gascony how wanted to be a musketeer Later he becomes a close friend with Athos Porthos and Aramis the three Musketeers of the King He falls in love and he faces some problems but in the end he becomes one of the three musketeers A major theme of the novel is the friendship the Friendship is a relationship between two or more people who hold mutual affection for each other Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an acquaintanceship The movie version of Alexander Dumas popular novel of the three musketeers was released in 20 October 1948 produced by Pandro S Berman director by George Sidney and adapted from the screen by Robert Ardrey In this paper I will compare and contrast the manner in which one element has been adapted by the filmmakers and will also evaluate the way the filmmakers chose to adapt the element as they did in addition I will synthesis the opinions of two film criticsOne significant plot element the main character of the novel dArtagnan was raised in the French province of Gascony an area known for its courageous and brave men The novel begins with his departure from home and his arrival in Paris taking with him virtually nothing but his good looks his honesty and integrity his loyalty to both the king and the cardinal and his expert swordsmanship Despite initial blunders and difficulties dArtagnan quickly makes friends with the three musketeers and later he finds himself in a position to do a great service for the queen of France DArtagnans name has become synonymous with a fearless adventurer and a swashbuckling swordsman At the end of the novel dArtagnans dream of becoming a member of the Kings Musketeers is fulfilled and he is given a commission in the company The drastic change
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