World Literary Paper In Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Cyrano’s character reveals anti-hero traits. Edmond gives Cyrano the ability to have a skillful use of language, which he uses against his enemies and towards his love (Roxane). He also has outstanding sword fighting skills, similar to most seventeenth century heroes. With these hero-like qualities Cyrano also displays characteristics dissimilar to most. Cyrano is an unattractive man, with and extraordinarily long nose.
“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 today’s society many people believe that true romance is dead, but it really isn’t. It’s just not the same as it used to be. Everything is toned down in a way, so they aren’t seen as these huge declarations of love that could get someone killed like they might have been when Cyrano de Bergerac was written. Even though romance isn’t seem in the same way, it’s still alive and kicking. In the play Cyrano, the main character, is constantly going around and making huge gestures, some of them aren’t even for the person he loves, but he does it to help other people find the kind of love he wants.
From their initial to their concluding appearances in the play, they exhibited immense and beneficial changes. The most essential ideal that can be extracted from Cyrano de Bergerac is that we all are flawed humans with voids we think we may have, but is up to us to strive to refashion into the best versions of ourselves. It is acceptable to feel doubtful of ourselves but our imperfections will never define us. We all have the strength and capability to change into the individual we yearn to be. At first, it can be challenging but soon we can look back with content.
“...Philosopher, scientist, poet, swordsman, musician, aerial traveler, maker of sharp retorts and lover (not to his advantage! ), here lies Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, who was everything, and who was nothing.” Cyrano, a Gascon cadet, a talented, bold, well-respected and mischievous man who does everything without regrets. In Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac, Rostand reveals Cyrano as a courageous and humble person because he shows intelligence, bravery, and loyalty throughout the play. Throughout the play Cyrano shows intelligence. In Act I, Scene IV, Valvert insults Cyrano’s nose.
If one looks up the word ‘Romantic’ in the dictionary in contemporary times, a picture of Cyrano de Bergerac should pop up, however if you were to consider that word during the French Romantic period, one wouldn’t find Cyrano de Bergerac anywhere near that word. During that time period, Cyrano stood alone. Unlike any other drama.Cyrano de Bergerac is marinated with history and culture of France in the 17th- century.Although the play happened more than two hundred years after this time period, Rostand goes to great efforts to make it correlate to the era as close possible. He even tries to pay homage to in his text by filling it with references to real writers, philosophers, educators, and prominent historical figures of the time
He was going to defeat those hundred men and save his friend ligniere. Never in his mind did he have thoughts of doubt or thought, because he knew that he was right by doing that and in his heart it was morally the right thing to do.He knew that if he did not ligniere would die, and also he wouldn't be able to hear or see what Roxane wanted from him. he does things without hesitation, he had already made up his mind and was focused right when ligniere told him that.He was the captain of his soul. An example of how cyrano was the master of his fate was when in act iv in the scene where the book tells us how cyrano was risking his life yet
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.
Mrs.Kidd Oral Reflective Statement on Cyrano de Bergerac My understanding of this play was most enhanced by the presentations of Jeniveve, on the actual real life of Cyrano de Bergerac, and Ester’s presentation on Rostand which consisted of who he was and how he wrote. I think both of the presentations do help each other in explaining who Cyrano actually was, and why certain changes were made. In Jeniveve’s presentation, the focus was towards how did the real Cyrano de Bergerac compare with the fictional one from the text itself. She discussed his origins and personality, as well as some of his descriptors that inspired these seemingly fictional events. For example, de Bergerac, while being of low nobility, was also renowned as an excellent
Rostand gives us a glimpse into the life of someone who lacks outer beauty, but makes up with inner beauty. Throughout the novel, Cyrano thought no one would love him, but through death, he actually finds out that Roxane loved him. After reading Cyrano de Bergerac and Sonnet 18, I understand that true love is something that will never go away. Love is like a rollercoaster track and death is the end of the ride: even when the ride ends, the track will still be one big infinity