Compare And Contrast Cyrano De Bergerac

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Do you believe that even if a person is considered unattractive they could still be loved? Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, is a story about a man who believes that he will never be loved because of his ugliness. He is however, a bright and kind man who is gifted with a talent for words. The story goes that he is in love with his cousin, Roxane. In spite of his love for her, Roxane is in love with another man, Christian. Cyrano works with Chrisitan in hopes to express his own love to Roxane through him. The film and the book were different and similar in their own ways, however the plot and the storyline were alike. In the book and the movie there were similarities that the readers and viewers could notice. One similarity was when Christian …show more content…

CHRISTIAN: I. . . ROXANE: Vary it! CHRISTIAN: I love you so! ROXANE: Oh! without doubt!--and then?. . .(The window of the balcony is now lighted up.) CYRANO (moved): Her window! CHRISTIAN: Oh! I shall die! CYRANO: Speak lower!” (Rostand Act 3) Christian attempts to talk to Roxane but fails because of his use of words to talk to her. Cyrano eventually jumps in and helps him to talk to Roxane under her balcony. Roxane is then charmed by the words of Cyrano that Christian was reciting. However, Roxane notices Christains voice being shaking and hesitant, so Cyrano steps in and becomes the one who is talking to Roxane. Since it is so dark Roxane does not notice that he is Cyrano and not Christian. Similarly, in the movie Cyrano is shown helping Christian to talk to Roxane under her balcony, after he …show more content…

In the book, Cyrano is conveyed to be nervous, anxious, and excited to meet Roxane in Raganaue’s shop. In act two, the text states, “I will write, fold it, give it her, and fly! (Throws down the pen): Coward!. . .But strike me dead if I dare to speak to her,. . .ay, even one single word!(To Ragueneau): What time is it?" (Rostand Act 2) It is shown to the readers that Cyrano went early because of his own excitement of seeing Roxane and that he went to write his own letter to her confessing his love. In the film it is not conveyed that Cyrano went to the shop early to the viewers. The film showed only Cyrano walking in the shop, and after a few minutes of talking to Raganaue about how he was meeting someone, Roxane and her duenna walked in. It does not show Cyano writing a letter or nervously asking for the time. This was one of the differences between the film and the book. However, it does not change the development of the story. They might have changed this scene a bit to not waste any time into actually getting on with the story. There was another difference between the book and the film. In the book it states, “ I must explain to you!. . .Oh! 'tis no great matter--I but thought of it to- day on seeing her. You have. . .CHRISTIAN:Tell quickly! CYRANO: You have. . .written to her more often than you think. . . CHRISTIAN: How so? CYRANO: Thus, 'faith! I had taken it in hand to

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