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james123 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 3, 2009 at 8:48 AM via web

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Before Cyrano appears on stage, his friends describe him. What are three of the many qualities that Cyrano extraordinary?

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cmcqueeney | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted February 3, 2009 at 9:43 AM (Answer #1)

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In Act I, Scene ii before Cyrano arrives at the theatre, Cyrano's friends describe him as a poet, swordsman, scientist, and musician.  Le Bret also describes him as the most delightful man under the sun.  Cyrano displays all of these characteristics with passion throughout the play.  He acts with such bravado to cover his physical insecurities (about his large nose).  Cyrano is an extraordinary character whose friends passionately love him and his enemies passionately hate him.  His intelligence, honor, and character make the ending of the play even more tragic.

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