Movie Analysis : ' Cyrano De Bergerac And The Movie '
1168 WordsApr 25, 20175 Pages
Nichaella De Leon
ENGL3S(04) - Slot A
April 24 2017
Love, Beauty and Obssesion
Roxanne is a 2000 American romantic comedy film directed by Steve Martin. It is a modern retelling of Edmond Rostand`s 1897 verse play Cyrano de Bergerac. Deception is examined in Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxanne, that drives the action forward. From fake identities and hidden emotions to vicious and clever plans. The play, Cyrano de Bergerac and the movie, Roxanne have many similarities and differences. This involves the plot, characterization, setting, conflict, and irony. In both, Cyrano attempts to help Roxane and Christian fall in love with each other, because he feels this is the only way to tell Roxanne how he feels. Cyrano then writes letters…show more content…
Cyrano’s and Christian’s outer beauties are very different, as Christian is favoured with good looks, Roxane mentions Christian is, “such a man!- He is proud-noble-young-brave-beautiful-” (74), while Cyrano have his clever mind. On the other hand, the film implies the thought about the pain felt by those who do not fit to society 's idea of beauty. How they may seek to compensate for their seen disfigurement. For instance, when Charlie gets insulted because of his nose in the restaurant. He used his skills to compensate for his disfigurement as he humiliated and physically hurt the person insulting him. Nonetheless, in both the film and the play she still chooses the inner beauty of Cyrano. Both implies that beauty is not important she explains that even if a person is “-Less charming-ugly even [Roxane] would love [him] still” (188). Overall, beauty is not only seen in the outside but it can also be seen on the inside, and the beauty from within still shines the brightest.
Lack of beauty of oneself lowers self esteem that creates a barrier between you and the one you love which then forms into an unrequited love. Love is considered a struggle between many characters in the play, one type of love that was explored is unrequited love. Seeing that there were rivalry and trials that rises between the characters, with that multiple love relationship develops. Nevertheless, in the play Cyrano’s love for Roxane exhibits the qualities of