Despite my education it seems I’ve sorely missed that period where one discusses the themes and nature of Cyrano De Bergerac.
As a result I’ve been often hesitant to ever approach a subject a discussion for fear that my analysis would be considered obvious and therefore trite. But, the subject of Cyrano is something quite dear to my heart both as a writer and as a man. So I will this once request this of you, my audience, that if my arguments seem obvious, if I have tread common ground then please grant me a look at some alternate interpretations of the character.
For this, to illustrate my points I will focus on the 1950 depiction in the film of course titled, Cyrano De Bergerac, where Cyrano is played by Jose Ferrer. This is specifically because it takes great care to highlight certain inconsistencies in Cyrano and his view of the world.
Of course, for all the rest of you who’ve had no idea what I’m talking about, I’ll explain.