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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

  

by Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac Love Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line)

Quote #7

CYRANO
She knows that I exist—no matter why!
LE BRET
So now, you are going to be happy.
CYRANO
Now!...
(Beside himself)
I—I am going to be a storm—a flame—
I need to fight whole armies all alone;
I have ten hearts; I have a hundred arms; I feel
Too strong to war with mortals—
(He shouts at the top of his voice.)
BRING ME GIANTS! (I.620-625)

Cyrano is so in love with Roxane that her mere acknowledgement of his existence sends him into raptures. This interaction is then responsible for his victory against the assassins.

Quote #8

ROXANE
And such a man!—
He is proud—noble—young—brave—beautiful— (II.201-202)

Roxane pretends her love is based on virtue, but we know that her final description of Christian as "beautiful" is reflective of her actual mindset.

Quote #9

ROXANE
And I thought
You… You were so brave, so invincible
Yesterday, against all those brutes!—If, you,
Whom they all fear—
CYRANO
Oh well—I will defend
Your little Baron.
ROXANE
Will you? Just for me?
Because I have always been—your friend!
CYRANO
Of course…
ROXANE
Will you be his friend?
CYRANO
I will be his friend.
ROXANE
And never let him fight a duel?
CYRANO
No—never.
ROXANE
Oh, but you are a darling!—I must go—
You never told me about last night—Why,
You must have been a hero! Have him write
And tell me all about it—will you?
CYRANO
Of course… (II.233-244)

Does Cyrano help Christian because of Roxane’s request, or does he do it for selfish reasons?

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