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Cyrano De Bergurack

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Cyrano de Bergerac was written by Edmond Rostand and

Translated by Anthony Burgess. 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, France. It is during the

time of the French war against Spain. 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

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