Cyrano De Bergerac Essay

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Cyrano de BergeracEveryone has one thing that he hates about himself. So does Cyrano. Cyrano is the main character in the play, Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand. In the play, Cyrano has an abnormal gigantic nose, which makes him different from anybody else. He is in love with a woman named Roxane. However, Roxane is in love with a more handsome man, which hurts Cyrano very deeply. But to make Roxane happy, he befriends the man, Christian, and tries to help him speak as eloquently as him. The novel, Cyrano de Bergerac, can show people that even though one might look different from the rest, he can still have love, friendship, and pride.People need to love something or be loved by someone to get through life. Cyrano loves Roxane very deeply and would do anything for her. One example is when he befriends the man whom she loves for her. She asks Cyrano to befriend Christian because she is afraid that he will get hurt in the army. This shows his love for Roxane because he loves her so much and wants her to be happy that he protects Christian for her. Another way that Cyrano shows his love for Roxane is when he expresses his true feelings for her; however, he was pretending to be Christian. This shows that he truly loves her, but is still to cowardice to tell her as him. The last way he shows love for Roxane is in the last scenes, when he is confessing his love to Roxane, "Thanks to you, I've at least had a woman's friendship, a gracious presence to soften that harsh loneliness of my life." This shows how he is so grateful to even be her friend, and how much he loves her. All of these examples demonstrate how Cyrano had love in his life.While people have love, people can also have friendship. In the beginning, Cyrano befriended Christian because of Roxane. However, toward the end, he started to like Christian and became friends with him. He showed his friendship in many ways. One way he showed his friendship to Christian, is when he becomes Christians friend to protect him. Cyrano thought that Christian was a very gutsy man, which intrigued him a little bit, which in turn, made it easier for Cyrano to befriend him to protect...

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