Cyrano de Bergerac - Act 4, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 4 Summary

De Guiche address the Captain merrily and with false bravado, both men notice the others weakening state of health thinking the other worse off. De Guiche prompted by Cyrano, braggingly, tells the camp of his clever action in a recent skirmish, where-in he removes his white scarf signifying his position in the military so as to trick the Spaniards, allowing him to withdraw unharmed from their midst. Cyrano undermines De Guiche's pride by telling him he is not truly brave for hiding his position. His rebuke of De Guiche's war story raises the moral of the cadets. Cyrano tells De Guiche to give him the scarf and that he would proudly wear it so he could be a target for the enemy to draw fire away from the other troops. De Guiche tries to insinuate that this is false bragging on Cyrano's part as everyone...

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