Cyrano's Inevitable Destiny
Who should take the blame for this tragedy? In Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano is portrayed as a valiant hero who exhibits humorous intelligence as well as great generosity. However, if we examine the play more carefully, we would find that Cyrano is personally responsible for his downfall; his constant aspiration for perfection and excessive deception eventually leads to his death. Such ornery behavior is exhibited when he adamantly insists on being himself, when he feigns the love letters for Christian, and when he hesitates to tell the truth and confess his love to Roxane. These acts ultimately aid in his defeat, leading us to conclude Cyrano is the only one to…show more content…
Because Cyrano is not confident that he can win over Roxane with his grotesque looks, he attempts to win her by collaborating his intellect and Christian's handsome face. Cyrano fears that if he announces his love to Roxane, she will laugh at his enormous nose. Although Cyrano is brave enough to fight off one hundred men, this phobia of rejection is terrifying enough to him that he is unable to tell Roxane that he loves her deeply. Cyrano feigns the love letters for Christian, who is not greatly skilled in the field of writing. This action seems to be a brilliant idea, but it causes a great beguilement since Roxane has deeply fallen in love with both Christian’s looks and Cyrano's persuasive writing.
“A situation for a poet! Come.
Shall we collaborate? I’ll be your cloak
Of darkness, your each anted sword, your ring
To charm the fairy Princess!
If Cyrano hadn’t write love letters for Christian, Christian would not have been able to express his love for Roxane, and she would not have fallen in love with his inane mind. Cyrano should have realized that Roxane is a preciuse, who would not have loved a plain-spoken man. He should have had the courage to deliver the letter himself. If he had signed