Cyrano de Bergerac2



The character Cyrano De Bergac, portrayed by Jose Ferrer is a brave and boastful man.
His confidence is refreshing, and his words are profound, in addition, he is a gentleman. He has such an unique personality people either love him or hate him, but never would they want to cross him. The Cyrano character is a great characeter because he has so many layers, but the common man can still relate to him. Whereas in Hamlet, few guys can experience being a handsome and strong man with royal parents. However, Cyrano is that typical guy who grew up with lemons, and instead of pouting, decided to make lemonade. Cyrano is so successful in everything he puts his mind into it seemed like only a formality that by the end of the play he was going to conquer his one and only true love.
Furthermore, Cyrano is a comedy, and just like a figure eight the story takes the characters, and viewers into twist and turns, but fortunately for all involved the lovers in the story are finally connected through marriage. Because marriage is the final outcome, all the drama that happen in the preceding acts are forgiven, and the audience is relived in knowing the lovers will live happily ever after.
However, in this play the audience is robbed of that storybook ending, and is left in my opinion feeling frustration, instead of fulfilled. As a result, all the funny moments in the play are in vain, and the movie seems more like a tragedy than a comedy. Cyrano was funny and bright, and even though he had a disfigured face, the audience never had to feel sorry for him, but rather just wait to congratulate him. But by having Cyrano die without never really feeling like his love was ever validated, nor reciprocated the audience last impression of Cyrano is sad, and for they first time Cyrano receives pity. It’s hard to understand how this play is a comedy, when the two of the main characters die, and the other lived her entire life in a convent.




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