Cyrano De Bergerac Essay

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The Romantic One Cyrano, the central character in Cyrano de Bergerac, displays his courage, charm, and intelligence, which makes him the focal point of other people's admiration. His undeniable love for Roxane, is kept to himself because he is so insecure about his terribly monstrous nose. He delivers his feelings to Roxane by writing letters and poems to her pretending to be Christian. Cyrano is truly the most enchanting character in the play because he exemplifies true romantic ideals by sacrificing his happiness for the contentment of his only love. Cyrano is known for his brilliance, fluency of speech, and swordsmanship. He is also known for his monstrous nose. Because he feels that he is very unattractive, he is convinced that no one will ever love him, especially not his beautiful cousin, Roxane. Since he feels he cannot have Roxane for himself, he agrees to help Christian de Neuvillette court her. Christian is extremely handsome, but not exceedingly bright and has no way with words. Cyrano agrees to help and coach him on what to say to Roxane in order to win her love. By doing assisting Christian with the task of pursuing Roxane, Cyrano is making Roxane happy because she is in love with Christian, but also fulfilling his need to express his love for Roxane in a subtle way. Helping Christian allowed Cyrano to illustrate his romantic standards. He is willing to help another man gain the affection of his one true love for the enchantment of his only love. This is a very romantic and respectable feat. When Cyrano is helping Christian it is very hard for him because he knows that Roxane will probably never be his. He overcomes the thought of never obtaining Roxane's love, because he realizes that he is making Roxane happy with the letters, speeches, and poetry. All he wants to do is make Roxane content, even if sometimes pleasing her makes him uncomfortable. "Roxane: "˜Oh, but you are a darling!-I must go-You never told me about last night- Why, You must have been a hero! Have him write and tell me all about it-will you?' Cyrano: "˜Of course . . .' Roxane: (Kisses his hand) "˜I always did love you!-A hundred men against one- Well . . . Adieu. We are great friends, Are we not?' Cyrano: "˜Of course . . .' Roxane: "˜He...

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