Essay on Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac

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A famous man by the name of Kahlil Gibran once said, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” It just happens that Cyrano’s heart shined brighter than anyone I have ever known. Through insecurities and heartbreaks, Cyrano would never forget his pride or the feelings of his friends. He never lost his honor and would always bring light into any situation, even when he was near his death. Cyrano displayed many positive traits and values such as loyalty, devotion, selflessness, knowledge, and pride which all contributed to our sympathy towards him. One of Cyrano’s most significant traits as a friend was his loyalty. He would always look out for friends in their time of need, which makes the audience feel sympathetic…show more content…
If you do not remember, Cyrano sent Roxane a letter from Christian twice a day while they were at war. He promised Roxane that Christian would write to her everyday, so Cyrano wrote everyday, and put his life in danger by travelling across battlefields just for her. The most unfortunate part being that Roxane always thought it was Christian sending and writing the letters everyday, “Things dead, long dead, see! How they rise again!—Why,why keep silence all these fourteen years, when, on this letter, which he never wrote, The tears were your tears?” (V.v.217-220). He was devoted to keep it a secret, which also reveals how patient he is, waiting all these years, listening to Roxane mourn about Christian, when he knew that it was him all along. Cyrano would come visit Roxane every week for 14 years, showing his commitment towards her. He was devoted to Christian as well, when Christian was dying Cyrano told him that Roxane truly loves Christian, “ I told her all, She loves you still.” (IV.x.445). He kept it a secret to spare Christian’s dignity. Moreover, by sparing Christian’s dignity, Cyrano portrayed selflessness excellently. His selflessness strengthened his nobility and honorable image to the audience. However this was not the only way Cyrano showed this. Most of you might remember the night of the play, when Christian first moved to Paris. It was a memorable night because Cyrano fought off those
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