Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac

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“I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.” The character Cyrano can be described as many different things, from being an uncomfortable man to look at, to being a hopeless romantic. In Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond displays Cyrano as heroic because he is superior to other characters, extremely witty, and a romantic idealist. Cyrano is extremely witty. He comes off as the cool guy, the one that doesn’t let anything bother him, but in reality he has his own flaws just like everyone else. Cyrano’s nose is his prime subject of ridicule. In Act I Scene IV Cyrano had this to say about Valert’s “insult” about his massive nose, “I’m afraid your speech was a little short, young man. “You could have said… oh, all sorts of things, varying your tone to fit your words.” Whenever someone says something about his nose, he somehow snaps at them with a very humorous comeback.…show more content…
He is also romantic idealist. In the dictionary it states that a romantic hero is “someone who is colorful, attractive, and surpasses the average person in every way.” The person who uses powerful literature and his talent to speak pure beauty whenever is speaks is non other than Cyrano. Because of his nose, he denied his love for a very long time, because he was afraid that people wouldn’t love him because his nose is such a distraction. Cyrano finally achieved love through his wit and his love for adventure. He is a true romantic hero, no matter what was in his way he kept pushing. He achieved his love with the one and only Roxane, with his exquisite poetry. In Act III Scene VII Cyrano states “My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind. I set out to bring down stars from the sky, then, for fear of ridicule, I stop and pick little flowers of eloquence.” The quote clearly states his love for Roxane, and it also shows his insecurity and doubts about what will happen if he does express his true
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