Does Roxane love Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac?
Edmond Rostand's classic play Cyrano de Bergerac is the story of many kinds of love: love of country, fraternal love, love of the arts, love of right and justice, and, of course, romantic love. Your question, I assume, is whether or not Roxane loved Cyrano with a romantic love. The answer, for all but the last five minutes of the play, is no.
Roxane is superficial and shallow throughout most of the play, loving Christian before she ever meets him simply because she thinks he is beautiful....
Why is Christan afraid to speak to the lady he loves?
Baron Christian de Neuvillette, a cadet hopeful for a long military career, despite of potential in battle,and his uncanny good looks, was born with an innate inability to make any smart comments. He is not necessarily dumb, as we see in the story that he actually has more intellectual capacity and a capability for tolerance and acceptance that seems to be overlooked in the plot. Yet, Roxanne would have favored a man's charisma, eloquence, and wit over looks, considering that she has never...