Cyrano de Bergerac - Book Review
Cyrano de Bergerac was written by Edmond Rostand and translated by Brian Hooker. It tells the story of a man named Cyrano with a long nose. Cyrano is in love with a woman named Roxane. However, Roxane loves Christian and asks Cyrano to teach Christian how to write about love. Cyrano helps Christian win Roxane. The story takes place in Paris,
. It is during the time of the French war against . It starts at the Hotel de Bougogue. Then, in Act 2, it is at Rageaneau's Bakery. Act 3 is at Roxane's balcony and Act 4 takes place at the scene of a battle. Act 5 is 15 years later at a convent. The story begins at the Hotel de Bougogue. Cyrano goes to and climbs on a stage inside the Hotel. Cyrano insults 48 people including the Marquis. He duels a man named Valvert and kills him. Cyrano also hears news that a friend would be killed that night. Next, Cyrano goes to his friend's house and saves him by fighting off over a dozen men. Cyrano then hears news that Roxane wants to meet him at Rageaneau's Bakery. The next day Cyrano goes to Rageaneau's Bakery and meets Roxane. She tells Cyrano that she loves Christian. He promises that he will help teach Christian. Cyrano also is known as a hero because he saved his friend and fought off over a dozen men. Cyrano meets Christian and tells him that he will help him win Roxane. The next night, Cyrano and Christian meet at Roxane's balcony. However, Christian refuses to take a letter Cyrano wrote for him to give to Roxane. Christian tries to explain to Roxane that he loves her but she gets mad at him. Cyrano then helps Christian win a kiss at her balcony by telling him what to say to Roxane. DeGuiche is a general who hates Christian and Cyrano. He sends them both to war the next day. During the war the French are starving to death. Christian does not feel well. Every day Cyrano writes and sends a letter to Roxane from Christian. Roxane sneaks into the tent and brings food to Christian and Cyrano. At this point the Spanish attack and Christian is shot. When Roxane finds out she faints. Christian had one letter in his pocket for Roxane. She always keeps the letter in a pouch. Fifteen years later Roxane is at a convent. Cyrano visits her every week. One day Cyrano is hit over the head with a log. LeBret, a friend of Cyrano's, spots him and carries him up to his room. Then Cyrano goes and meets Roxane. He tells her that he wrote the letters for Christian. Next, Cyrano falls and dies at her feet. Cyrano was a strong man and poet. He was strict, but kind and had a very determined attitude. He was scared to tell Roxane that he loved her because he had a big nose. He was a friend to Christian and Rageaneau. He found out that Roxane would love him even if he was ugly. However, this information was given to him too late. He stood up to many nobles and was not scared of them. Cyrano had the gift of knowing how to express himself. Christian was a handsome man who had difficulties explaining to people how he felt. Christian was intelligent. He had a powerful determination and was strong. He loved Roxane and was a good friend to Cyrano. He looked up to Cyrano. Christian tried to help Cyrano win Roxane but he died before he could tell her. Roxane was a kind hearted woman who wanted a handsome man who was intelligent and could explain himself to her. She wanted to have Cyrano as a good friend and did not know that he loved her. She was a pleasant companion for Cyrano, but loved Christian. She enjoyed talking about love. Cyrano de Bergerac is a story that teaches you not to be worried about your appearance above everything else. It also teaches that you should take a chance sometimes, and tell people the way you really feel, even if you are afraid to. Cyrano was scared to tell Roxane that he loved her because he was ugly. When he was dying he found out that she would love him even though he was ugly Cyrano de Bergerac was an interesting story. It was a heroic comedy broken into 5 acts. The story is suspenseful and romantic. Some of the jokes in the story were funny. Overall, it was an excellent book to read.