Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac Love Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
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.
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.
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 this, Roxane’s request, or does he do it for selfish reasons?