Cyrano de Bergerac - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 1 Summary

Act four finds the Gascony Cadets at their post in Arras with Carbon De Castel-Jaloux, their captain in charge. Most of the men are sleeping while Carbon and Le Bret stand watch. Cyrano has left the camp to send out Roxane's letter and is just returning to the camp. Le Bret admonishes him for risking his life repeatedly for the sake of writing to Roxane. Le Bret urges him to sleep but Cyrano returns to his tent to write yet another letter to Roxane.

Act 4, Scene 1 Analysis

Cyrano has returned to his feverish wooing, via poetry, of Roxane, perhaps because they are so far apart or because it is what he knows best. It is also surmised that this will be his only opportunity to ever write to her about his feelings again. When the war ends and Christian returns to his wife, Cyrano will...

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