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Edmond Rosstand never considered his play Cyrano de Bergerac to be about romantic love; however, from a different perspective it is due the fact Cyrano loves Roxanne. And., the fact that he tried to keep his feelings to himself so that she could be happy with Christian makes it even more romantic. By doing anything to make a person happy is truly romance and showing them that they are completely loved by actions is whole-heartedly romantic. By Cyrano taking the time out to write Roxanne love poetry is very romantic even though he lets Christian take the credit of it. Despite the fact that this story is not a truly happy story since Cyrano is not too thrilled, it does have some elements can be considered romance and some moments can be thought of as being romantic.
The essentance of romance is in the air in Act II, Scene 11…
" 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…
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Rostand, Edmund. "Cyrano de Bergerac." 1867.