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

Act 1

The setting of Act 1

The theater, Hotel Burgundy

Paris, 1640

The play "La Clorise"

Lingniere's writing

Before the play

Insulting Cyranos' features

Ballde extempore with swords

Cyrano and Valvert duel, while Cyrano narrates and creates a ballad

This mortally wounds Valvert

Christian and Roxane's loves

Christian loves Roxane, but Roxane loves intellectuals

The actor Montefleury

Cyrano hates him because he is a bad actor

He is banished from theater, however opens "La Clorise"

Cyrano's view of his problems

Cyrano hates his protruding nose, and therefore believes he can not speak to Roxane

Cyrano has no money

Meeting arranged for Cyrano

Arranged by Duenna

At Ragueneaus' shop

Cyrano believes they are to discuss Roxane

Cyrano's impending battle

Act 2

The poets bill

Ragueneau charges poetry from poets in exchange for pastries

Ragueneau's wrapping paper

Ragueneau has little money, so his wife uses his poetry to wrap the pastries

The effects of Cyrano's battle

Cyrano has injured his hand

Pastries and the Duenna

Cyrano gives pastries to the Duenna so she would be distracted when Roxane and he talk

Cyrano and Roxane's past


They have been friends since childhood

Roxane seeing a lovers soul

Roxane says she can see a lovers soul through their eyes

Promise concerning Chistian

Cyrano promises to Roxane that he will befriend Christian and protect him.

Christian and Cyrano's bargain

Cyrano will help Roxane love Christian by helping him show his intellectual side.

De Guiche bearing insults

If De Guiche is insulted, he hires 100 men to kill the insultor

Cyrano's letter

Roxane had expected a letter from Christian, so Cyrano writes it.

Act 3

Ragueneau's past

Wife left him for a Musketeer

His business failed

He attempts suicide, but is cut down by Cyrano

Roxane's favorite intellectual

Roxane believes Christian is more of an intellectual than Cyrano

De Guiche's promotion and power

Promoted to Colonial

He can now chose placement of soldiers

Roxane's revenge plan

Roxane tells De Guiche to make Cyrano stay home from the siege.

Christian and three little words

The words are "I love you"

Roxane expects more and for Christian to speak more poetically.

Cyrano's poetry

At balcony scene, Cyrano is speaking as Christian and moves Roxane by his poetry

Roxane's offering of a kiss

Because Roxane is stunned by "Christian's" poetry.

Persuading a Capuchin

The messenger sent by De Guiche to speak to Roxane. Roxane says her and Christian are to be married.

the Capuchin marries the two and De Guiche pays for it.

Cyrano's diversionary travels

Cyrano distracts De Guiche while Christian and Roxane are getting married by acting as a stranger, and telling of 7 ways he has reached the moon.

The deployment of the Guards

Christian and Cyrano are ordered by De Guiche to stand in front in battle.

Act 4

The siege and Cyrano's promise

The siege of Arras

Cyrano promises that Christian will write everyday.

A fate Cyrano would prefer

Cyrano says he would rather die in battle and be killed by someone better than himself.

De Guiche and the Cadets hatred

A humiliating scarf

De Guiche had said he lost it in battle. It was the signal to the Spanish spy.

The use of a Spanish spy

Hired by De Guiche. The spy gave information of other side, but in exchange for information of their side.

A surprise visit at camp


She has come to visit Christian because of his letters.

Ragueneau's hidden supplies.

Ragueneau brings a banquet for the soldiers.

Roxane's reason for first loving

Roxane admits to Christian that the reason she first loved him was because of his appearance.

Roxane now loves Christian's soul

Christian's scorn for his soul

He knows that the soul Roxane loves is Cyrano's.

Cyrano avenging two deaths

Cyrano is avenging the death of Christian and his own.

Act 5

Roxane's new home

A convent

Cyrano and the nuns

Cyrano teases the nuns. They want to convert him.

Time for Cyrano's visits

Every Saturday

A letter close to the heart

Roxane has kept the letter "Christian" had written her and wears it as a necklace

Cyrano attacking falsehoods

Cyrano writes plays making fun of false saints, nobles, artists, and heroes.

De Guiche's jealousy for cyrano

De Guiche is a Duke and has everything, but envies Cyrano's ability to speak how he feels and his freedom.

Falling logs of vengeance.

Cyrano is hit in the head with falling logs.

Comparison with a leaf

Cyrano says he wants to die like a leaf

Truth thanks to obscure light

When the sun had gone, Roxane realizes the one at the balcony with her was Cyrano

Roxane also realizes that Cyrano had memorized the letter, and discovers this because it was too dark to read it.

A loss felt twice

Roxane says she has loved one man, but has lost him twice.