Cyrano de Bergerac
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
We’re not just talking about swordfights here – we’re talking about verbal sparring and wooing. This connection is established at the beginning of the play when a guardsman’s pursuit of a flower girl is intermingled with two lackeys fighting. The language of love is mixed with the language of a duel, as are the images of pursuit, retreat, victory, and defeat.