Cyrano de Bergerac - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 8 Summary

Le Bret cannot believe Cyrano's blatant disregard of De Guiche's offer, he does not understand his friend's idealism in the face of such possible wealth. Cyrano goes off on a rant of all the reasons he should not compromise himself for money. Le Bret asks him again about Roxane but he is cut short by Cyrano on the subject. Christian, Roxane's love comes into the shop to meet up with his regiment and tries to mingle with his fellow cadets, but they ignore him. He goes and sits at a table by himself.

Act 2, Scene 8 Analysis

Le Bret is initially upset about Cyrano losing a great opportunity for himself, but realizes at some point that Cyrano's angst centers on the unhappy outcome of his conversation with Roxane.

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