The Fleur-De-Lis and Milady
Milady has many identities and personas in the novel, and one of them is her mother. Milady is sexually and seductive when she is alone with her daughter. Yet, her mother also has several personas, namely when she is with her husband and when she is with her daughter. These two distinct personas can lead to different outcomes. Ultimately, these stories illustrate the complex nature of a woman’s first love and the impact it can have on her subsequent relationships.
The fleur-de-lis is an iconic symbol of France. Many people think that wearing this emblem is a sign of shame and criminality. Milady was honest about her identity and served France’s best interests. The author of this novel is a former student of cosmetology, and believes that she served France’s best interests. What would have happened if Athos had known?