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

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Posted on (Answer #1)

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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Posted on (Answer #2)

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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