Cyrano de Bergerac

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Cyrano de Bergerac, known for his wit, great courage, and large nose, lived in Paris, France during the 17th century. This was a time filled with eloquence, war, and poets. Cyrano spoke with much eloquence, he was the Achilles of the Gascons, and brought tears to the eyes of those who read his poems of love. He had but one flaw, his nose. His nose became the bane of his existence.

Cyrano was also known for his witty retorts. As a result of his remarks, he was challenged to many duels. He was able to win the heart of his cousin, Magdeleine Robin, with his sweet words and beautiful poems. Cyrano never backed down from a challenge and lived his life the way he wanted to. “He lives without compromise, free in both his thoughts and his acts.” (Act V, 529). Cyrano was intrigued by De Guiche’s offer of having Cardinal Richelieu as his patron. Outraged when informed that Cardinal Richelieu would change a few lines in one of his plays, he quickly responded by telling De Guiche, the man asking Cyrano to take Richelieu as his patron, “my blood curdles at the thought of having a single comma changed.” (Act II, 488)

When the Gascons where needed to help save some French at the town of Arras, Cyrano was delighted. He loved battle and was great with a sword. When they became

surrounded by the Spanish, Cyrano was still able to sneak by the Spanish and deliver letters to the love of his life. While all of the cadets in Carbon De Castel-Jaloux’s regiment were complaining of starvation, he kept going, fighting on, and writing his letters. When the time came to fight the enemy that had them outnumbered, Cyrano was again ready. He became a leader while on the battlefield. His…

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