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In "Cyrano de Bergerac," why does Cyrano hate Montfleury?

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craziecutie420 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 29, 2008 at 3:03 AM via web

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In "Cyrano de Bergerac," why does Cyrano hate Montfleury?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted January 29, 2008 at 5:21 AM (Answer #1)

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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.


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ragdollcat | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM (Answer #2)

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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.

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