In Act I, Scene ii before Cyrano arrives at the theatre, Cyrano's friends describe him as a poet, swordsman, scientist, and musician. Le Bret also describes him as the most delightful man under the sun. Cyrano displays all of these characteristics with passion throughout the play. He acts with such bravado to cover his physical insecurities (about his large nose). Cyrano is an extraordinary character whose friends passionately love him and his enemies passionately hate him. His intelligence, honor, and character make the ending of the play even more tragic.