Love In Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac

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Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written by Edmond Rostand that follows Cyrano, a Renaissance man with high esteem, but he has a huge nose that holds him back from doing many things, because he feels that he is ugly. Despite this, he is an accomplished poet, one who is great at being able to say what he feels. Cyrano loves his cousin Roxane, who is an intelligent and beautiful woman. The only problem is that Roxane loves Christian, who is the total opposite of Cyrano. He is handsome, but he is terrible with words. Christian loves Roxane, but in order to make her fall in love with him for sure, he needs the help of Cyrano. Cyrano agrees and helps Christian, because he feels Roxane will never love him, because he is ugly. The theme of Edmond Rostand’s…show more content…
The theme of this play is love is something that shouldn’t be overlooked because of one’s appearance. Cyrano de Bergerac is a complex play showing what one goes through when one loves a woman but doesn’t want to do anything about it because of one’s looks. There are several times in the play where Cyrano is portrayed as a proud man not ashamed of his nose. But when he is by himself. He is shown to have a negative opinion of his nose. “Whom I love? Think a moment. Think of me— me, whom the plainest woman would despise— me, with this nose of mine that marches on before me by a quarter of an hour! Whom should I love? Why—of course—it must be the woman in the world most beautiful” (). He tells his friend Le Bret of the woman he loves, calling her the most beautiful women in the world. He also says that the plainest woman wouldn’t like. He also views his nose as so large that it is ahead of him by a quarter of an hour. He feels because of his looks no one would love him. “Less charming- ugly even- I should love you still” (). Roxane said this to Christian, who then told it to Cyrano. She had fallen in love with Cyrano’s words, not his looks. Cyrano knew he had earned the love of Roxane without his looks. Imagery is also a common theme throughout the story. In the story, imagery is used by many characters, but Cyrano uses it the most, describing how he feels about
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