Book Report on Cyrano De Bergerac

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Cyrano De Bergerac


Cyrano de Bergerac

Every generation has its own heroes that display what they believe to be
idealcharacteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models
share similarqualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another
respected trait, but this isnot necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a perfect and ideal 'chevalier servant';, or to put it in simple
terms, a perfect example of how many protagonistswin our allegiance because his
sensibilities will not be denied. Mainly because he lives life to thefullest, and because
he is a victim of his surroundings.If there ever was a figure in this book who would be
the ideal 'chevalier servant';, it isCyrano. When lovers admit, 'I'd die for you';, it is
usually taken as a figure of speech. Cyranoactually crossed over enemy lines every day
simply to mail love letters. He also confessed toRoxane, 'My mother made it clear that she
didn't find me pleasant to look at. I had no sisters.Later, I dreaded the thought of
seeing mockery in the eyes of a mistress. Thanks to you, I've atleast had a woman's
friendship, a gracious presence to soften the harsh loneliness of my life.';When he then
admits, 'My heart always timidly hides its self behind my mind';, the reader can instantly
relate to this dilemma but it is the fact that Cyrano is able to overcome it, then
thatmakes him the ideal 'chevalier servant';.Not only is Cyrano filled with emotion, but
he also goes out of his way to live life to the fullest. Cyrano's introduction to the
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