Cyrano de Bergerac

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Cyrano de Bergerac In the play “Cyrano de Bergerac” written by Edmond Rostand, a brilliant poet and swordsman named Cyrano is deeply in love with Roxane. But with his large nose he considers himself too ugly to tell Roxanne how he really feels about her. Throughout the play romanticism is shown through many scenes. The first example is when Montfleury takes the stage and Cyrano tries to take him off the stage by bullying him. A group of aristocrats try to get Cyrano off the stage but he challenges them all to a duel. Valvert is the first person he fights. Valvert happens to be the person who has been selected to be Roxane’s husband. Ad they fight Cyrano improvises a poem about the duel. He says, “ Enterprising: What a sign for some perfumer! Respectful: Sir, I recognize in you a man of parts. A man of…prominence! Or, literary: Was this the nose that launched a thousand ships? … But wit? Not so, you never had an atom. And of letters, you need but three to write you down: A, S, S. Ass!” This would never happen in real life, someone who was fighting in a duel wouldn’t sight poetry to his or her opponent. Normally in a duel the person who loses wouldn’t embarrassed about loosing to a guy who sight poetry to insult his opponent. Cyrano cares about Roxane so much that he is willing to write Christian’s letters so she doesn’t get hurt by his terrible writing ability. Christian cannot express his love for her like Cyrano does. Roxanne is only in love with Christian because of “soul” that is really Cyrano’s. Cyrano states in one of his letters, “And what is a kiss specifically? A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste, a vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip, a rosy circle drawn around the verb ‘to love.’ A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear, infinity captured in the bee’s brief visit to a flower, secular communication with an
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