Cyrano de Bergerac - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 5 Summary

Roxane and the Duenna leave the neighbors house and she sees Christian. They sit together on the bench by the doorstep. She urges him to talk love to her and Christian, in his own words, says "I love you." She tells him that she knows this and asks him to elaborate to which he replies "I love you so much. . ." Roxane starts to become annoyed with these inept proclamations. Christian continues with more of the same in-eloquence and Roxane has had enough. She insults him and then leaves him with the advce to re-collect his persuasiveness. Cyrano overhearing this is not surprised at Christian's lack of success.

Act 3, Scene 5 Analysis

Roxane's serious study of précieuse is highly offended and bored by Christian's sudden lack of poetry. She also is insulted as she takes it as a sign that he is...

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