Compare And Contrast Cyrano De Bergerac

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Cyrano’s and Christian’s Silly Plan In Cyrano de Bergerac written by Edmond Rostand two men are in love with the beautiful precieuse, Roxane. One of the men, Cyrano, finds himself unattractive but what he lacks in looks, he makes up for in his astounding poetry and intellect. The other, Christian, whose defining features are his good looks, lacks wit and isn’t a good writer. An impractical plan is formulated between the men so Christian can gain the love of Roxane, despite all the problems that can be foreseen. 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. …show more content…

They both fail to think about what the consequences of their actions can be. There are many problems that can be foreseen. Cyrano could eventually get fed up with Christian getting all the benefits of the agreement, and tell Roxane the truth. Writing her letters won’t be enough, and he’ll want to be with her. Or, Christian will eventually want to have Roxanne to himself. Not, long after the agreement is made, Christian goes to talk to Roxane in person and he tells Cyrano

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