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MonkeyNotes-Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
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It takes place fifteen years after Christian's death. Roxane has removed herself to a convent, where she lives a solitary existence and continues to mourn her husband. Cyrano has to be content with regular visits with her. It is obvious, however, that he is miserable. Because he has difficulty writing or relating to others, he lives in poverty and has many enemies. One of his enemies has a log dropped on Cyrano's head, injuring him severely. In spite of his wounds, Cyrano comes to the convent for his regular visit. Knowing that he is dying, he asks Roxane to see the letter that she carries by her heart. When he opens the letter and begins to read it, Roxane realizes that he knows the words of the letter by heart. It suddenly dawns on her that Cyrano has been the author of all the letters, not Christian. She scolds her cousin for not revealing the truth to her long ago so that she could love the right man. Satisfied with the news that Roxane could have loved him, the noble Cyrano stands and gives his epitaph. Before he dies, he claims that he has lived his live with integrity.


In the first four acts of the play, the plot is tightly unified by time, place, character, and theme. All of the action takes place in a short period of time in only a few locations in Paris and Arras. Cyrano is central to every scene, whether he appears in person or is a topic of discussion. The acts are further unified by the constancy of the theme of love, which dominates all of the action. The fifth and final act of the play disrupts some of the unity that has been created in the first four acts. It is set fifteen years later and takes place in a convent, a very different setting than seen previously in the play. The last act is, however, still dominated by Cyrano and the theme of love.

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