I'll write down your names and give each of you a number —everyone will get their turn! Cyrano de Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand, is a play about a poetic swordsman with a bad temper, an attitude, and a hideously long nose. Stanley Kramer Productions / Wikimedia Commons. Why then that look of distaste? Cyrano is proud, noble, and brave, not Christian.However, this does him no good.The fact is that his nose overshadows his many virtues, and this proves his society ignores their lofty intellectual values.In Cyrano de Bergerac Rostand deliberately uses the actions of those around Cyrano to critizice the duplicity of society. Cyrano's extreme sensitivity about his nose (the historical Cyrano is supposed to have been just as touchy) is made clear when he challenges the vicomte to a duel and doubly insults him by besting him in the duel and composing a poem at the same time. Day 5. Cyrano’s famous speech in which he makes witty puns about his nose (“Is this the nose that launched 1,000 ships!”) as he sword-fights is gone. - Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac, Act 2 "His face is like yours, burning with spirit and imagination. I set out to bring down stars from the sky, … an actor. The most obvious symbol in Cyrano de Bergerac is the title character’s enormous nose. Cyrano's Nose Monologue. He has just bullied a blustering actor off of the stage as well as an audience member. which category Cyrano fits. At the end of the refrain I strike! Cyrano's nose, while only one small component of his singular being, has a large influence on his thoughts, his actions, and his beliefs. Shall I give you a few examples? When, at the end of the refrain I shall strike! He wasn't born in Bergerac, but in Paris -- in 1619. THE VISCOUNT: No one? No thank you! The men nervously comply. ’Twill be in the belly the stroke I steal. And no, it's not about the nose. Cyrano is … Cyrano: Yes, very. The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he … . Come, all you young heroes! On one level Cyrano’s nose is an argument against the notion that a beautiful mind goes with a beautiful face. This will spawn some controversy. It is red with shame, the traitor!”. Who dine together every Tuesday? He asks about Cyrano, who has forbidden Montfleury to act, but who has not yet appeared. . (He rises and throws a bag on the stage.) Summary Unphased by a viscount poking fun at his nose, Cyrano points out that the viscount's remarks were unimaginative and sarcastically tries to help him by making fun of his own nose in a variety of tones. Here, Cyrano compares his nose to Triton's conch shell. No thank you! He believes his nose prevents him from being seen as handsome by any woman, especially Roxane. ... Cyrano It’s vast, my nose! [MONTFLEURY suddenly disappears. (He rises and throws a bag on the stage.) . What would you have me do? Cyrano's humorous monologue about his nose is a crowd-pleaser and an important piece of character development, let's delve into it. Here, it is one who does not conform to the accepted norms of fashion in society. [The people begin to go out, while CYRANO looks on with satisfaction. Cyrano, astonished, asks whom this is, and is told. That was a trifle short! Rostand wrote Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897. No thank you! …of pride, of glory, of feeling, of poetry and godlike spark—in fact, as empty as all that is embodied by my big nose. As one reads along in this drama, one will find that the people are different in the way they speak, dress, and socialize. The other guardsmen, not privy to Cyrano’s vow to Roxane, tease Christian and warn him never to mention Cyrano’s nose.