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Cyrano de Bergerac

There are numerous examples of literary devices being used in Edmond Rostand's 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac. A metaphor is a comparison between two things, not using the words "like" or "as." The...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2018, 6:36 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano directly challenged De Valvert to a duel after De Valvert insulted him. Cyrano dueled with De Valvert after he attacked his character by stating that he was a buffoon. This was after De...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016, 4:09 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

When it comes to this question, the first thing to remember about Cyrano is that he is not comfortable in his own skin. Though he possesses a lot of wonderful qualities, including great humor,...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2016, 8:37 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

This is undoubtedly open to interpretation, but the two strongest comedic scenes in Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac are the "nose" speech in Act I and the scene between DeGuiche and Cyrano as Roxane...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2011, 9:09 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

In Act II, Scene 7, Cyrano is making a long speech in which he declares his freedom and independence. The lines about Cesar in the original are: Puis, s'il advient d'un peu triompher, par...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2013, 10:14 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac is written in a morally elevated tone. It's clear that the play's creator, Edmond Rostand, had a very firm set of moral values that he wished to promote through the actions of...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2021, 12:15 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac tells the story of a Gascon soldier who is what is known as a "Renaissance man." He is fierce in battle, he is a poet and writer, he is an expert swordsman,...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2011, 12:54 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac's staunch devotion to his personal code of honor that is displayed early in the play, foreshadows his demise at the hands of his enemies. In Act I his fierce independence is...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2013, 8:34 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

At the end of Act 3, de Guiche sends Christian and Cyrano off to war. The cadets were not originally going to war, but when de Guiche learned that he had been tricked and Roxanne had married...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2009, 10:40 am (UTC)

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As he hides in the bushes under Roxanne's balcony as she believes she is talking to Christian in Act III, this description and definition of a kiss by the superlatively poetic Cyrano de Bergerac...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2013, 10:20 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano is one of the great noble characters in literature, and in Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac we learn that he is in love with Roxane, also known as Madeleine Robin. The two of them have a...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2013, 1:58 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

This is an excellent question and an excellent quote. Cyrano de Bergerac is the story of a great man who is continually judged by his appearance, the most notable feature of which is an...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2011, 11:22 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Well, let's see. He's a poet and a fighter and a man who deeply loves. He's also a bully when he thinks he's right. 1. A bulldozer. He is this when he literally forces Montfleury off the stage...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2010, 6:30 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Count de Guiche is now the Duke of Grammont. By Act V, scene ii, fifteen years have passed, and the Duke is talking with Roxane in the convent where she lives. The Duke has softened considerably...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2007, 11:58 am (UTC)

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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....

Latest answer posted July 8, 2011, 10:35 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac dies at the convent near Paris where his beloved Roxane has been living for the past fifteen years. Cyrano has loved Roxane for a long time, but he helps his friend Christian woo...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2021, 6:26 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Christian has come to the play with the hope of setting his eyes on Roxane. Roxane is a very beautiful woman with whom Christian has fallen in love but whose name he does not know and who could...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2015, 2:22 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

In Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano is not a character who hides what he believes or how he feels except in one area of his life--Roxane, of course. Aside from his love for her, Cyrano is...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2010, 9:40 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac is the story of one of the great sacrificial loves in all of literature. Cyrano is a man who is willing to die for what he believes; he's equally willing to deny himself in...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2010, 2:44 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

This is actually a very tricky question, in part because chivalry itself is such a complex and debated topic. The chivalric code evolved over the course of the Middle Ages; the emphasis on courtly...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2020, 5:42 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac is one of my favorite plays, though I must confess I've never particularly tried to categorize or classify it by theatrical style. I'm not a theatre aficionado,...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2010, 12:12 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac, being a man of intense chivalric honor, believes his actions to be more important than his physical self; he thinks that since mockery and derision are inevitable -- because of...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2012, 5:31 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand depicts Cyrano de Bergerac as a true romantic and embodiment of chivalry. His love for Roxane is pure and unrequited. Cyrano puts Roxane on a pedestal, and for him, loving her means...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2019, 1:43 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Christian de Neuvillette is one of the main characters in Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, and we meet him in the first act of the play. In scene two, he is nervously making the rounds in the...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2013, 1:56 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

In short, poor Ragueneau has lost all his money in his efforts to publish his book of poetry, "Ragueneau's Rhymed Recipes." Further, Ragueneau has also lost his wife, Lise. In the play, Ragueneau...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2015, 11:41 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand's 1897 romantic verse drama, Cyrano de Bergerac, opens with a remarkable example of metatheatre. Metatheatre (or metadrama) is any play that draws attention to itself as a play or...

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Because he has satirized the hypocrites of his society, there is an "accidental" retaliation against Cyrano de Bergerac one day: a log falls from an open window onto de Bergerac. Suffering from...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2009, 7:56 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

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....

Latest answer posted January 30, 2010, 1:32 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

In the late 19th century, Rostand (the playwrite for Cyrano de Bergerac) felt that society had really fallen from grace. They had become corrupt and forgotten that they are a proud and noble...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2010, 12:15 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

The three central characters in Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand are Cyrano, Roxane, and Christian; their lives are inextricably connected almost from the beginning of the play. Cyrano de...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2013, 6:45 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

The “automatic difference” that Robert Stam, a professor of cinema, describes between text and film is that they are two extremely different media form. As such, they cannot portray the story in...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2020, 2:45 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Roxanne comes to talk to Cyrano at Ragueneau's pastry shop in Scene 6 of Act 2. The purpose of her visit is to ask Cyrano to befriend and protect the man she loves. At first Cyrano thinks she is...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2015, 4:32 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

In Cyrano de Bergerac, Rostand's main idea about friendship is that it is selfless and noble but that the genuine article is often unscrupulously counterfeited. Roxane asks Cyrano to show his...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2021, 11:38 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

All of the action of Act I takes place in the year 1640 in the hall of the Hotel de Bourgogne in Paris. The stage directions indicate that it is a "sort of tennis court arranged and decorated for a...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2009, 10:19 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

There are lots of reason why the Cadets have no respect for de Guiche. First, he is a married man who is conniving to have an affair with another woman (Roxane). Second, he is the Cardinal's...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2010, 5:56 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac opens in the Hotel de Bourgogne right before a play is about to begin. Everyone who becomes important in Rostand's play is gathered to watch the...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2013, 3:37 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Let me see if I can combine these a bit, since you only get one question. Cyrano claims he's mad at the world and doesn't care in the least what it thinks of him. He asks Le Bret if he's supposed...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2010, 5:33 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

I think there are a couple of ways in which Edmond Rostand attempts to capture the attention of his audience in the first scene of the play. First, he starts off with a fairly active and bustling...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2009, 4:49 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

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...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2009, 9:43 am (UTC)

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The setting for Act III, scene 1, is just outside Roxane's house, in the old section of Marais. Here is how it is described in the play itself:A small square in the old Marais. The houses are old...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2008, 3:40 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Rostand wrote this play for Constant-Benoit Coquelin, so the French actor would have a great part to show off his acting talents. (He based the play on the real poet Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac.)

Latest answer posted March 18, 2007, 12:19 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

The speech of the Duc de Grammont, who has grown "magnificently old," demonstrates that the nobleman now recognizes truer values than he has in his younger years when he desired Roxanne and planned...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2013, 9:20 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmund Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac is the story of a remarkable man who demonstrates all of the characteristics you list above: love, loyalty, sacrifice, friendship and independence. Of all of...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2012, 8:11 pm (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

I confess that Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac is one of my favorite works of literature and Cyrano is one of my favorite literary characters, so I care very much about what happens to him both...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2014, 5:44 am (UTC)

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Cyrano de Bergerac

The men are at war and are under seige, so mostly what they feel is hungry! These are some very tough, resilient, and strong men; however, they're homesick, as well. In fact, Cyrano calls the...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2010, 5:43 am (UTC)

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