Cyrano de Bergerac | Study Guide

Edmond Rostand

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Cyrano de Bergerac | Characters

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Character Description
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac, a skilled swordsman who upholds ideals and fights any man who insults him, passionately loves Roxane but is afraid to openly declare his love for fear of rejection. Read More
Roxane Roxane is an intelligent, upper-class woman who believes she loves Christian but really loves Cyrano. Read More
Christian de Neuvillette Christian de Neuvillette is a young, handsome cadet; he loves Roxane but fears she will reject him because he is stupid. Read More
Count de Guiche The Count de Guiche is a successful, calculating aristocrat; he loves Roxane but is spiteful when she rejects him. Read More
Bellerose Bellerose is the owner of the theater where Cyrano forces an actor to leave.
Le Bret Cyrano's closest friend, Le Bret constantly tries to convince Cyrano to be more practical and less rash.
Brissaille Brissaille is a minor nobleman and friend of Cuigy.
Captain Carbon de Castel-Jaloux Captain Carbon de Castel-Jaloux is the captain of the cadets, who make a brave stand against the attacking Spanish.
Sister Claire Sister Claire is a nun at the convent where Roxane stays after the death of Christian.
Cuigy Cuigy is a minor nobleman and friend of Brissaille.
D'Artagnan A character from Alexander Dumas's The Three Musketeers, d'Artagnan makes a cameo appearance when he congratulates Cyrano on his success after his duel with Valvert.
Doorman The doorman is one of the many people of various classes present during the play in Cyrano de Bergerac's opening scene; the doorman works at the theater.
Duenna Duenna is the servant of Roxane; she delivers a message to Cyrano from Roxane.
Flower girl The flower girl is one of the many people of various classes present during the play in Cyrano de Bergerac's opening scene; she struggles to avoid a kiss from the guard.
Guard The guard is one of the many people of various classes present during the play in Cyrano de Bergerac's opening scene; he flirts with the flower girl.
Ligniére Ligniére is a close friend of Christian and an outspoken drunkard. Cyrano rescues him from being attacked by 100 men hired by de Guiche.
Lise Lise is the practical wife of Ragueneau. She does not appreciate her husband's poetry and has an eye for other men.
Marquises The marquises are among the many audience members of various classes attending the play in Cyrano de Bergerac's opening scene.
Sister Martha Sister Martha is a nun at the convent where Roxane stays after the death of Christian. Cyrano enjoys teasing her.
Mother Margaret of Jesus Mother Margaret of Jesus is the head of the convent where Roxane stays after the death of Christian.
Monk The monk delivers a letter from de Guiche to Roxane and later marries Roxane and Christian.
Montfleury Montfleury is a popular actor, though Cyrano thinks he is untalented.
Orange girl The orange girl sells refreshments at the theater and offers to give food to Cyrano for free.
Pages The pages are among the many people of various classes present during the play in Cyrano de Bergerac's opening scene.
Pickpocket The pickpocket is one of the many people of various classes present during the play in Cyrano de Bergerac's opening scene; he tries to rob Christian.
Ragueneau Ragueneau is a pastry cook; he has aspirations of becoming a poet, even though doing so is not practical. He is friends with Cyrano and Roxane.
Cardinal Richelieu The real-life advisor to King Louis the XIII, Cardinal Richelieu is one of the many people of various classes present during the play in Cyrano de Bergerac's opening scene; later Cyrano rejects de Guiche's offer to present his poetry to Cardinal Richelieu for review.
Viscount de Valvert The Viscount de Valvert is a nobleman and friend of de Guiche. He plans to marry Roxane and then let de Guiche have an affair with her, but his plans are cut short when Cyrano seriously wounds him in a duel.
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