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In the play Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, the main character Cyrano de Bergerac exhibits virtuous behaviors such as bravery, selflessness and loyalty. Cyrano discusses with Roxane about how she wants Cyrano to protect Christian so he does not gets hurt, she goes on to say that Cyrano exemplifies a sense of bravery for fighting 100 men, he replies with “ ‘I have shown more since’ ” (Rostand 47). Cyrano says that he has shown more courage in talking to Roxane than it took to fight 100 men. Seconds before Christian dies, Cyrano tells him “ ‘I’ve told her everything. It’s you and only you, she loves—no matter what’ ” (106). Cyrano informs Christian that Roxane only loves Christian so that he can die knowing that he is loved.
A first example of Christian’s courage is when he first arrives at the house of the Gascons, Cyrano had just returned after the night of the battle against one hundred men. As Cyrano continues to tell the story of his mighty battle to the curious cadets, “‘Crossing swords with half a score at once. I handed one,”’ Christian tries to show bravery by insulting Cyrano’s nose, an act feared by the rest of the cadets, “‘A nosegay”’ (II.95). To Christian’s surprise, the fact that he had the courage to purposefully insult Cyrano’s nose makes Cyrano like him, because he has the same honest tongue that Cyrano does. This becomes one of the foundations of their odd
Videos of people telling those closest to them the big news go viral accidentally and millions of people see how cute it turns out to be. Moments like those used to be very quiet and private things, but now people put a lot of effort into them because they’re fun and it’s a nice way to show those they love something that’s really important in a significant way. Lots of people also do gender reveals by using different colors to symbolize the sex of the baby they’re going to have. Both are very sweet and thoughtful, they bring so much joy into other people’s lives. Cyrano tries to be just as thoughtful throughout the play in order to bring joy to other people, it may come at his expense and pain, but he’s willing to do whatever as long as it makes other people happy. ‘Do you find Christian...intellectual?’ ‘More so than you, even.’ ‘I am glad’” (Rostand 106). Instead of going after Roxane, he tries to set her up with Christian because Cyrano thinks that he’s not good enough for someone so beautiful, “I know--afraid that when you have her all alone, you lose all. Have no fear. It is yourself she loves--give her yourself put into words--my words, upon your lips!” (Rostand 100). Christian doesn’t know how to speak to women, so Cyrano uses his own feelings for Roxane to help his friend out and give him the woman he loves. His giving nature is what make Cyrano such an admirable character and today
He often challenges people to do things that put others in danger because he believes he is the best. For example, Ragueneau states of Cyrano, “Cocky, insolent, Gascony-proud he goes…” (Rostand 16). This expresses how others view Cyrano from his actions. Another reason the play ends up in a downfall is because of his lack of confidence when it comes to love. Cyrano is brave when it comes to fighting and competition, but not when it comes to love because he is afraid of rejection. In the book it says, “Madly. More. Tell her. No. (Rostand 145) Christian and Cyrano are arguing whether Cyrano should confess his love to Roxanne and he refuses. His lack of confidence ends up keeping him from love and what he truly wants. Although others see Cyrano as arrogant, in reality he is self conscious and afraid of
Many people know Cyrano as the daring, clever hero in Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano De Bergerac”. Yes, his actions may have seemed heroic, but there are many pieces of evidence pointing towards the fact that he was, in fact, very selfish indeed. Not only was he self-centered and prideful, he also fought others arbitrarily and deceived both Christian and Roxanne.
The play Cyrano de Bergerac is about a love triangle between Roxane, Cyrano, and Christian. Christian and Cyrano desire Roxane’s love, but Christian has the upper hand because of his outer beauty. Cyrano writes letters conveying his love to Roxane, but allows Christian to use them as his own. Christian wins Roxane’s heart by deceit and eventually realizes that Roxane only loves the fake version of him. Although Christian uses Cyrano, he is a noble and honest man because he wants to tell Roxane regardless of how he feels about her.
Cyrano says this to Roxane during the balcony scene. During the balcony scene Cyrano is pretending to be Christian, the man Roxane is in love with during this time. Later Cyrano admits he was saying those things from his own heart. Cyrano’s love for Roxane was so obviously unconditional. He loved her for years, without ever receiving any love in return.
Cyrano and Christian are contrasting characters, but their traits together make the perfect man. Cyrano is unable to confess his love to Roxanne because his nose makes him insecure about his looks. Believing Roxane will never love a stupid person, Christian comes to Cyrano for help when she expects a letter from him. Cyrano comes up with the plan that he will write the letters to Roxane, and Christian will give them to her as letters written from himself. Christian is able to be the face of the plan because of his handsome outer appearance, while Cyrano is the brains. Although they come together to make the perfect lover, they are still two different people which can only create problems in the future.
There will always be a point in someone's life when they will meet up with a conflict that could lead to difficult decisions that could change their life forever. In the play, Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano, a brave man with an amazing personality, but with ugly nose he had to make the decision to help Roxane be with the one she loves the most. Even though Cyrano loves Roxane, and she does not see that he has feelings for her, Cyrano is committed to make her happy in any way and is willing to do anything to make her happy, even if the goes against his own happiness.
Has one ever met someone who would gladly help someone else and fight a group of attacker one hundred to one. Well this is the type of person Cyrano was.He was born an adventurous child and was always get hurt or in trouble play fighting with sticks. This played a part that In Cyrano de Bergerac By Edmond Rostand, Cyrano is the perfect example of a gentleman with his respect of others, pride, and noble status.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). In Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Le Bret insults Cyrano, suggesting that he should stop acting so heroic and quixotic, and change himself to conform to society’s idea of success. Cyrano reacts to his statement at first with sarcastic mockery, before composing himself and shifting to a more grateful tone.
At one point in the play, Cyrano finds the confidence to say, “...All I must do is lay my heart beside this sheet of paper and copy what’s written on it” (Rostand 43). When Cyrano finds this small glimpse of courage, he is still in doubt with himself so he wrote his feelings because he is convinced his words and prettier than him. Anyone can see that even though Cyrano loves Roxane he will do everything to make her happy, even if it means putting his love on the lines. “Whatever words come to me, and even as they come, I will fling them into wild clusters and not wrap them in a careful bouquet. I love you! I am mad! I am suffocating with love for you!” (Rostand 77). A reader may not be able to tell but Cyrano is not face to face confessing to Roxane, he’s telling her through a figurative vail. Cyrano finally felt free from all his emotions that he got to
“...Philosopher, scientist, poet, swordsman, musician, aerial traveler, maker of sharp retorts and lover (not to his advantage!), here lies Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, who was everything, and who was nothing.” Cyrano, a Gascon cadet, a talented, bold, well-respected and mischievous man who does everything without regrets. In Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac, Rostand reveals Cyrano as a courageous and humble person because he shows intelligence, bravery, and loyalty throughout the play.
Edmond Rostand reflects Cyrano’s intent through his language. He does this to allow the reader to infer that Cyrano will eventually win Roxane’s love because of his uniqueness. In Act III, Cyrano exclaims: