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Cyrano v Roxanne Cyrano and

Words: 1355 Length: 3 Pages Document Type: Term Paper Paper #: 907228

" Roxane is the lone woman, idolized as a beautiful creature of a courtly love scenario, little more. Her feelings for Christian, even before she receives letters she thinks are from the handsome and empty-headed young man, are similarly idealistic. "Roxane: His face shines with wit and intelligence. He's proud, noble, young, fearless, and handsome.... Cyrano: Handsome! Roxane: hat is it? hat's the matter? Cyrano: Nothing.... it's... it's... it's only a twinge of pain from this little scratch." This exchange from Act I shows the extend of Cyrano's feelings for Roxanne. However, they also show the idolizing, removed quality of the love Roxane feels for Christian and Christian feels for Roxane. Thus not only is Cyrano is unable to express his affection for the woman in literal or physical terms, because of his appearance, but none of the characters really 'touch' one another, except through verbal pyrotechnics. "Christian: I need…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Cyrano de Bergerac." Official fan website. 2005.[19 Mar 2005]

Rostand, Edmund. "Cyrano de Bergerac." 1867.

Roxanne." 1989.