Essay on Cyrano De Bergerac By Edmond Rostand

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Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, is the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, a tragic hero. To be considered a tragic hero, a character must have to evoke pity from the audience, have a downfall, and possess admirable traits. Cyrano accomplishes these elements, making him a tragic hero. Cyrano a Soldier, and a poet is in love with his cousin Roxane, but he is too ashamed to admit it because of his big nose. Cyrano struggles with his desire to be admirable in all things; this includes helping a cadet, named Christian, who fell in love with Roxane. This is considered a successful play primarily because it effectively provides heroism, comedy, and romance. This paper will review those elements and how it makes Cyrano a successful play. A hero is usually someone who is admired or idealized for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. This description of a hero perfectly matches Cyrano. In the play, Cyrano struggles with his self-worth while being secretly in love with his cousin Roxane. But, since Cyrano is afraid to express his feelings, Roxane falls in love with another man by the name of Christian. Christian has only one good flaw that is displayed in the play and that is his handsomeness, other than that he lacks in many areas. This is where Cyrano showed his braveness and heroism by accepting to help Christian woo Roxane, “It means— (Recovers, changes tone.) A Comedy, A situation for a poet! Come, shall we collaborate? I’ll be your cloak of darkness,…

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