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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac


by Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac Cunning and Cleverness Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line)

Quote #13

She loves
CHRISTIAN (Bitterly)
She loves only my soul.
That means you. And you love her. (IV.470-472)

Christian, though ineloquent, isn’t a dumb man; he’s smart enough to realize that Cyrano loves Roxane.

Quote #14

Did you tell him
To go away?
For the time being, yes.
I said: "Excuse me—this is Saturday—
I have a previous engagement, one
I cannot miss, even for you—Come back
An hour from now." (V.159-164)

Cyrano puns about his tardiness; the audience understands that the visitor to whom he refers is death. This mingling of the comedic and the tragic is a great reflection of the play’s tone.

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