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Cyrano de Bergerac by Mind Map: Cyrano de Bergerac
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Cyrano de Bergerac

Act I

Setting of the Play

Hotel de Bergon

Night Time

The play "La Clorise"

Stopped by Cyrano, Montefleury was told to leave the Theatre

Montefleury was banned but was in the play anyways

Ligniere's Writing

Insults De Guiche, Reason for sending 100 men after him, Cyrano hurts his hand

Insulting Cyrano's Features

His nose, The easiest way to get him angry at you, Most likely to get killed if you insult him badly about it

His body, Not as bad as insulting his nose

Ballade Extempore with swords

Cyrano gets mad at Valvert

Cyrano decides to make up a ballade on the spot while they are sword fighting, He explains exactly what he is going to do while he is fighting in his ballade

Christian and Roxane's love

Both secretly love each other, Love each others looks

Learn Roxane loves Christian in Ragueneau's pastry shop

Learn Christian loves Roxane in the theatre

The Actor Montefleury

Banned from Stage, Shows up in the play anyways, Cyrano stops him and kicks him out right away, Bad Actor, Flirts with Roxane

Cyrano's view of his problems


Huge nose, Gets people in a lot of trouble when they insult him about his nose

Over weight

A meeting that is arranged for Cyrano

Duenna approaches him and they plan a meeting for Cyrano and Roxane, Will be at Ragueneau's Pastry Shop

Cyrano's Impending Battle

100 men, Sent after Ligniere, Ligniere insulted De Guiche in a poem

Act II

The Poet's Bill

The poets don't need money they pay in poetry in exchange for food, Ragueneau's wife isn't very happy with him

Rageuneau's Wrapping paper

Wife rips apart his book of poetry, Rageuneau gets mad but leaves it alone

The effects of Cyrano's battle

Cyrano and the 100 men, Cyrano's hand gets cut, Roxane fixes it up while they talk about love

Pastries and the Duenna

Cyrano gives her pastries, He makes her eat the pastries and read the wrapping paper

Cyrano needs to talk to Roxane privately

Cyrano and Roxane's Past

She only thinks of him as a big brother, He protects her

He loves her

Roxane Seeing a Lover's soul

Sees it through their eyes

See the inner beauty through the outer beauty

A promise concerning Christian

Roxane makes Cyrano promise, be Christian's friend, Have no Harm come to him, No duels concerning Christian

Christian and Cyrano's bargain

Cyrano will write a letter for Christian to Roxane if he stays out of trouble

De Guiche bearing insults

De Guiche is insulted by Ligniere's poem about him, De Guiche sends 100 men after him to kill him, Cyrano's hand gets hurt from the battle

Cyrano's Letter

Cyrano was going to give the letter to Roxane, Roxane told him how she felt about Christian, Cyrano gave the letter he was going to give to Roxane, to Christian so he could give it to Roxane


Ragueneau's Past

His wife left him for a Musketeer, He tried to hang himself, Cyrano cut him down before he could kill himself

Roxane's favorite intellectual

She thinks Christian has a great soul so she thinks he is a good intellectual

Cyrano is writing Christian's letters so Cyrano is really her favorite intellectual

Do Guiche's promotion and power

He was promoted to Colonel

He now has the power to send off Cyrano and Christian's group off to the Siege

Roxane's revenge plan

She was going to keep Cyrano's group from going to the siege

Christian and three little words

Christian can't think of anything better to say then "I Love You"

Christian doesn't really write the letters to Roxane and that is what Roxane is expecting to hear from him

Cyrano's Poetry

Cyrano takes Christian's place and talks poetry to her

The light isn't showing on Cyrano so Roxane can't tell that it's him. The dark hides the truth

Roxane's offering of a kiss

If she gave a kiss right away she would've kissed Cyrano

There was an opportunity for Christian and Cyrano to switch so Christian climbed up the vines to get a kiss from Roxane

Persuading a Capuchin

A Capuchin was needed to be stalled so Cyrano was sent to stall him

Cyrano persuaded him that he was from the moon and has traveled through the stars

This was all happening because Roxane and Christian needed to be married without being interrupted by Capuchin

Cyrano's diversionary travels

Cyrano was able to get out of there before the wedding was over, Roxane and Christian are now married

The deployment of the Guards

De Guiche gets mad and sends Christian and Cyrano up to the front line

Roxane and Christian getting married was the reason for him getting mad

Act IV

The siege and Cyrano's promise

A fate Cyrano would prefer

He wouldn't care to die by a sword of someone that is noble enough

De Guiche and the Cadets' hatred

A humiliating Scarf

De Guiche says he took off his scarf to save his life so they could win, Cyrano pulls out the scarf that he took off in enemy lines out of his pocket, Cyrano only got it because he was previously taking letters over enemy lines for Christian

The use of a spanish spy

De Guiche has a spanish Spy, When he waves it then the spy knows thats where they should attack next

A surprise visit at camp

Roxane shows up with Rageuneau

She comes to camp because of Christians letters

Roxane gets past the guards by "flirting" with them and saying she is here to see her lover and smiles at them

Ragueneau's hidden supplies

All around the carriage there is food for the boys at the siege

Roxane's reason for first loving

Roxane finally tells Christian that the first reason for loving him was his looks, not his soul

Christian's scorn for his soul

Roxane loves Cyrano's soul, not Christian's

Cyrano avenging two deaths

Christian died, He had to keep Roxane away from his body after she got the letter, The letter had Christians blood on it but Cyrano's tears, Cyrano died along with him because now Roxane will be longing for him and his poetry and will never be able to tell her the truth

Act V

Roxane's new home

Roxane now lives in a nun home

She enjoys being there

Cyrano and the nuns

He jokes around with the nuns and makes them laugh

All of the nuns like him

Time for Cyrano's visits

Cyrano visits Roxane every Saturday, He's been doing this for 15 years now

A letter close to the heart

Roxane has had the letter close to her that Christian had on him the day he died

She memorized the entire letter

Cyrano attacking falsehoods





De Guiche's jealousy for Cyrano

He will never be able to live the way Cyrano did

Falling Logs of vengeance

Now Cyrano knows that he has to tell Roxane it was him all along before he dies

A log hit Cyrano on the head during construction so if he tries to lift his head he will die

Comparison with a leaf

He would like to die gracefully like a leaf

it feels like flying when a leaf falls

Truth thanks to obscure light

There was barely any light so it is impossible for Cyrano to read it. Roxane sees, he has memorized it, she realizes what has been happening

Roxane realizes who was writing for Christian

A loss felt twice

Roxane feels now like she has lost her husband twice now

Christian has died

Cyrano has died