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In "Cyrano de Bergerac," why does Cyrano hate Montfleury?
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There are two reasons for Cyrano's hatred of Montfleury.
The reason Cyrano states is that he hates Montfleury because he is a terrible actor. He chases him off the stage after ridiculing him for being fat and banishes him from the stage for a month.
The true reason that Cyrano hates him is one he keeps from others. The reason is that Cyrano is in love with Roxanne. Montfleury made a pass at her and this infuriates Cyrano. Cyrano is insanely jealous and want s to keep him away from Roxanne.
Posted by renelane on January 29, 2008 at 5:21 AM (Answer #1)
cyrano claims its because he is a bad actor, but later we find out it is because Montfleury made "goo goo" eyes at Roxane during one of his plays.
Posted by ragdollcat on May 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM (Answer #2)
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