Cyrano De Bergreac Essay

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Is it possible for two polar opposites to be amazingly simmilar? The play Cyrano de Bergereac written by Edmund Rostand can clearly answer this question. It is about two men (Cyrano and Christian) that fall in love with one woman (Roxane). Roxane requests to meet with Cyrano (who lacks in physical appearance) one morining and he becomes very excited thinking she has taken interest in him but it turns out that she loves Christian who she has not formally met yet and asks Cyrano to protect him. Cyrano and Christian meet and learns that Christian is not as smart as he is handsome so they devise a plan to make Roxane the perfect man. Later Christian and Roxane marry and Christian is killed on ...view middle of the document...

Cyrano and Christian can become amazingly arrogant. For example, Cyrano posses this quality through "advis[ing] [everyone] to sit quietly in their seats.Otherwise [his] cane [would] rumlple their ribbons" (Rostand 389). Cyrano declaired himself better than everyone through his comment and then enforcing it. He must be extremely sure of himself or just crazy to make such a profound comment to a large throng of people like that. In addition, Christian is "sure [he] can speak with out [Cyranos] guideance" to the enchanting Roxane (Rostand 389). Christian may be trying to save himself from drowning in a sea of lies, but he took the wrong way by prematurely removing the life jacket. Christian needs to lear that you can not rudely dismiss the person who has became a lieasion between his and Roxanes hearts.Arrogance seems to be an unattractive quality that allows them to make enimies that can eventually lead to their demise. Christian and Cyrano have differances despite their simmilarities Christian being ignorant and Cyrano being wise beyond his time. For example, Christian does not know that "together [they] will win [Roxanes] heart" Cyrano will be pouring out his in every letter he writes (Rostand 383). Chrisian must be blinded by love or a total fool to...

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