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Why has Christian come to the play? What concern does he express to Ligniere?

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mrmojorisinla69 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 14, 2009 at 2:55 AM via web

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Why has Christian come to the play? What concern does he express to Ligniere?

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 21, 2010 at 6:18 AM (Answer #1)

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Christian attends the play hoping to catch a glimpse of the woman he thinks he loves--Roxane.  He's thrilled at the prospect of seeing her; however, his fear is that she is too much of an intellectual for him.  He's not a man to whom words come easily, and he is afraid of actually having to talk to her.  Ironically, he doesn't actually have to talk to her (thanks to Cyrano), and she is anything but an intellectual.  What a relief for this brand new Cadet--who's going to have way bigger things to worry about later! 

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