Essay On Cyrano De Bergerac By Edmond Rostand

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In Edmond Rostand’s play, Cyrano de Bergerac, written in 1897; is a dramatic play about a love triangle within the three characters, Roxane, Christian, and Cyrano. Edmond Rostand illustrates the aspect of appearance and communication throughout the play as it affects the decision made by the characters. In fact, Cyrano de Bergerac was written during the French Renaissance portraying valor and romanticism. The author points out how insecurities and platonic ideals can affect true love, through one’s values and ideals. The love interest Edmond Rostand characterizes throughout the play is Roxane; as the ideal woman because of her beauty, intelligence, and love. Her values lie on Christian and herself. In Act two, Roxane is conversing with Cyrano …show more content…

He values Roxane because of her beauty nothing more but he clearly wants to make her ecstatic; although he does not value himself as much as he should which in turn would later be difficult for himself, “I am lost if I but ope my lips!”…“I am a fool--could die for shame!”. (Act 2: scene X). Christian struggles to express his love for Roxane since his intelligence is below average. In fact, Cyrano aids Christian when he wants to communicate with Roxane in a romantic manner; “No! For I am one of those man—tongue tied, I know it, who can never tell their love.” (Act 2: scene X). Later on in the play, Christian believes he can express his affections to Roxane without the help of Cyrano; but only proves how much of a fool he is, “… I am not such a fool when all is said!(Act 3: scene IV)… “I hoped for cream, you give me gruel! Say how love possesses you?”(Act 3: scene5). Even though Christian does not value himself, other such as Cyrano and Roxane do. To reiterate, Roxane did request for Cyrano to nurture Christian for him to stay out of …show more content…

The author illustrates Cyrano’s action as being heroic; he is respected and loved by most but his boldness earns him adversaries, even though, duels begin because of his extraordinary nose. Which in fact, makes him insecure about himself and prevents him from professing his love to Roxane. Furthermore, Cyrano values Roxane for her beauty and intelligence; unlike Christian, who admired her for her beauty. What Roxane was looking for in a man Cyrano had, besides his extraordinary nose. Ideally, Cyrano wanted to make Roxane happy and he would do anything for

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