Cyrano de Bergerac Essay | Cyrano: A Tragic Hero

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Cyrano: A Tragic Hero

Summary: Describes how the character Cyrano de Bergerac is a tragic hero in the novel, Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand. Reviews Cyrano's tragic flaws, admirable traits, his downfall, and other traits which characterize tragic heroes.
Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand,is the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, a poet and an excellent swordsman who tries to gain the love of his cousin, Roxane. Cyrano is a tragic hero. To be considered a tragic hero, a character must have arouse pity from the audience, have a downfall, and posses admirable traits. Cyrano accomplishes all of these, making him a tragic hero.

Admirable traits and characteristics such as loyalty, bravery, and honor are all common within tragic heroes. Cyrano is very proud. He refuses any form of help or aid. This is seen when Sister Marthe asks Mother Marguerite why no one helped Cyrano financially. Mother Marguerite responds, "He would be angry: very angry....."(175). Cyrano's loyalty is shown when he fought one hundred men in order to protect his friend, Ragueneau. Cyrano's loyalty is demonstrated again by his keeping his promises to...

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