Cyrano De Bergerac Character Analysis

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Cyrano de Bergerac written by Edmond Rostand is a book about a true person who has gascon pride that affects his everyday life. This gascon pride would eventually affect more than his life but the lives around him. Cyrano’s gascon pride is only one part of his big character. There are multiple characteristics that people can recognize about him, some are god and some are bad. The good characteristics outway the bad one’s. These good characteristics eventually lead him to having a good life. Cyrano says, “ I have a different idea of elegance. I don't dress like a fop, it’s true, but my moral grooming is impeccable. I never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honor , threadbare scruples , or an insult that I haven’t washed away.” Cyrano…show more content…
When Cyrano says that he has a different idea of elegance he is telling Valvert that it is not what is on the outside but rather what is on the inside. Cyrano says that he “ does not dress like a fop.” A fop is a man who cares to much about his or her clothing. When he says this he is insulting Valvert by saying he cares too much about clothing and should focus more on moral grooming. When he saying this he is also making himself look better than Valvert by saying that he has good moral grooming. Cyrano also says that his “moral grooming is impeccable.” When he says this he is saying that he cares about his behavior and honesty. Cyrano in this passage is comparing his looks to his behavior and is telling us that behavior and honesty is more important than looks. Having “ moral grooming” that is impeccable is important because you should care a lot more about behavior and honesty than looks. When he is saying grooming he is implying that he has had truthful moments and not truthful moments, and is working on cleaning it up. Cyrano says, “ To be struck down by the only noble weapon, the sword, wielded by an adversary worthy of
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