| Quote #1
Lignière has mentioned that he wrote a parodic song about Comte de Guiche earlier, so one can infer that it is the Comte that sent the 100 men to kill him. This is an early indication of the depth of the Comte’s depravity; he is so offended by a mocking song that he sends 100 armed men against one drunkard simply to assuage his pride.
| Quote #2
A VOICE (In the back of the hall, sings.)
To those who mock his interruption of La Clorise, Cyrano threatens death. He is particularly stung by this disembodied sing-song voice because it so echoes his own entrance – his poetic verbal mocking of Montfleury.
| Quote #3
Cyrano knows his enemies well enough to suspect that they are easily pricked by his bold insulting words and will stop at nothing to avenge themselves upon him – even if it means hurting innocent bystanders – like Cyrano’s friends – along the way. This ulterior motive establishes the Comte as a mortal enemy of Cyrano from the very beginning.