Cyrano de Bergerac
How we cite our quotes:
DE GUICHE (He goes to Le Bret, and speaks in a low tone.)
One moment – It is true
That no one dares attack your friend. Some people
Dislike him, none the less. The other day
At Court, such a one said to me: "This man
Cyrano may die – accidentally."
LE BRET (Coldly)
You may thank me. Keep him at home
All you can. Tell him to be careful. (V. 96-102)
De Guiche still carries a grudge against Cyrano for shaming him so many years ago. He eventually triumphs in the end by killing Cyrano for insulting him, but this triumph is compromised by the fact that he can never have Roxane’s love. And also the fact that he’s a jerk, but hey, we’ve known that all along.