Does Roxane love Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac?

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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. While she does love Cyrano as a friend (cousin) from her youth and a confidante of today, she would never think of him...

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