Self-Destruction In Tyrano's Cyrano De Bergerac

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Many people don’t have much value for themselves. This is may be because in this age technology is so readily available. We have a stronger opportunity to compare ourselves. A strong example is Cyrano De Bergerac, the head-strong protagonist from Edmond Rostand 's Cyrano De Bergerac, Cyrano is portrayed to be the mighty swashbuckler, he secretly possesses major doubts about his outward appearance. A reader can infer that, although his muzzle might be robust, he finds it makes for a great distraction from his glorious self. Cyrano leads himself to believe the hearsay that he is not worthy of anything, let alone love. His corrupted mind insists he is not, and never will be, striking enough because of his nose. Cyrano’s one true love, Roxanne, has no idea he loves her because he has allowed himself to believe that she could never be in love with his beastly semblance. It is human nature to believe oneself to have worse features and flaws, which in turn leads to self-devaluing or self-destruction, as Cyrano clearly demonstrates.…show more content…
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
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