Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano De Bergerac


Edmond Rostand

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Cyrano De Bergerac: Act 5, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

Ragueneau arrives at the convent and explains to Le Bret that Cyrano has been attacked. While Cyrano was walking from a building, someone dropped a large piece of wood on his head. Cyrano is still alive, but he’s bedridden, his head has been bound up, and he’s slowly dying. Le Bret shouts that they need to go to Cyrano’s home immediately to take care of him. They run out of the convent without saying goodbye to Roxane (who didn’t hear any of this).
Each Act of Cyrano is more tragic than the one that comes before. Cyrano is no longer the energetic comic hero we met 15 years before. He’s become a broken man, hopeless and surrounded by enemies, and now he’s dying as the result of a dishonorable surprise attack. As usual, there are more tragic misunderstandings, as Roxane doesn’t know what’s happened.
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