Cyrano I Fell From The Moon

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Edmond Rostand reflects Cyrano’s intent through his language. He does this to allow the reader to infer that Cyrano will eventually win Roxane’s love because of his uniqueness. In Act III, Cyrano exclaims: I fell from the moon! (Rostand, 140). The moon symbolizes Cyrano’s creativity and uniqueness and in the 1640s, the moon was considered unattainable. When Cyrano says he “fell from the moon”, he is referring to his creativeness. The moon is also symbolic of the obstacles Cyrano must face although he knows Roxane is his “unattainable object”. However, Cyrano’s is a prideful man and he has confidence that Roxane will at least admire not necessarily his appearance, but his soul and eloquence instead.
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