Cyrano de Bergerac Essay | Grand Gestures in "Cyrano de Bergerac"

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Grand Gestures in "Cyrano de Bergerac"

Summary: Throughout Edmond Rostand's play of the same name, Cyrano de Bergerac performs many grand gestures connected to the object of his love, Roxane, and his friend, Christian. In doing so, Cyrano undergoes much personal restraint, as his fears prevent him from expressing his true feelings to Roxane. These grand gestures are what give the play its substance.
In Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac, grand gestures are a way of life for the main character, whose name is shared with the title of the play. Cyrano's grand gestures are almost always connected to his love interest and cousin, Roxane. Cyrano fears that both his outer and inner beauty are not enough to please Roxane, so he gallantly lets his feelings take a back seat and plays match maker between Christian, a Gascon soldier, and Roxane. One of his first grand gestures in his match making is the night that Cyrano hides himself from view, and woos Roxane on her balcony as if he were Christian; following that night, Cyrano risks his life by riding through enemy lines to send letters that Christian has signed, but that he has written to Roxane; one of his final grand gestures happens moments before his death...

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