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 towards him. Because Cyrano is such a loyal friend, the audience feels angry with Roxane for manipulating him, and taking advantage of his loyalty. An example of Cyrano’s loyalty was when Ragueneau’s wife was having an affair with a musketeer, Cyrano confronted her, “Make sure you do./I like your husband, and I don’t intend/To see him made a fool of./Is that clear?”(II.iv.115-118). He stood up for his dear friend, and did not want him be made a joke of. I believe this is important because it shows that he is not only loyal to his friend, but also caring and has strong moral principles. What Lise was doing was wrong, and the author put this part in to emphasize the reader’s sympathy for Cyrano. Later when Ragueneau’s wife left him, Cyrano did not hesitate to support Ragueneau by talking him out of killing himself and providing him with a proper job. Furthermore, as everyone must be aware of, Cyrano was in love with Roxane. But because he was such a trustworthy friend, he agreed to protect Christian...

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...ick, because it’s better to be sad over missing home than from being famished.
Loyal, devoted, selfless, prideful, and knowledgeable. These are just a few of the many traits that will be sincerely missed. The story of Cyrano de Bergerac’s life impeccably emphasized that a positive soul is worth more than a beautiful face. There is currently a lot of media nowadays that highlights the importance of looks and the perfect face. They create products to alter your face and weight and people begin to forget what is really important. We see past the loyalty, the devotion, the selflessness, and go no deeper than our each other’s skin. However, Cyrano saw the good in everyone and he taught people, who may or may not have been in love, what is important in a relationship.

Works Cited

Rostand, Edmond. Cyrano De Bergerac. New York: Harper & Bros., 1936. Sparknotes. Web.

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