True Love In Cyrano De Bergerac And Sonnet 18

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“True love stories never have endings.”-Richard Bach. Love is something that lasts forever. True love will continue going strong even if there are any physical changes to the people in the relationship. A common theme between Cyrano de Bergerac and Sonnet 18 is that true love can withstand anything, but the path to achieving that theme led the authors to use a variety of techniques. Metaphors were used by both Rostand and Shakespeare, but Rostand also used similes and hyperboles, whereas Shakespeare used personification and imagery. Rostand uses metaphor “If you let fall upon me one hard word, out of that height-you crush me!” (Rostand p. 123) to describe Cyrano’s secret love for Roxane, but from Roxane’s point of view, she thinks Christian…show more content…
Death was personified in, “Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade” (line 11), to show how even death’s grip, that eventually takes everyone, cannot take away this girl. Death was also personified to show how the girl was so extraordinary and beautiful, even death, arguably the most powerful force on Earth, could not touch her beauty. The imagery in “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” (line 3), is used to show how the girl is calm and simple, unlike the winds of summer which cause chaos and drive people to not enjoy them. By comparing the girl to summer winds, the poet is expressing his love for the girl by showing how much better she is than summer, which many people tend to be fond of. Rostand gives us a glimpse into the life of someone who lacks outer beauty, but makes up with inner beauty. Throughout the novel, Cyrano thought no one would love him, but through death, he actually finds out that Roxane loved him. After reading Cyrano de Bergerac and Sonnet 18, I understand that true love is something that will never go away. Love is like a rollercoaster track and death is the end of the ride: even when the ride ends, the track will still be one big infinity
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