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Bryan Warrick
12/09/20010
English 2nd Hour
French Cyrano, American Cyrano Comparison

Many countries do the same things differently, especially when these things take place hundreds of years apart. However there are exceptions, for example, the play Cyrano de Bergerac, and the movie Roxanne.

There are some definite general similarities between Cyrano and Charlie, and the movie/play that they are in. First off, both main characters have extravagant, monstrous, humungous noses. Both characters are extremely smart and witty. Cyrano and Charlie write love letters to Roxxane. The Balcony Scene in both movies is very simular.

Some general differences, that stands out worse than Cyrano’s nose, are in Cyrano de Bergerac both Christian and Cyrano die. However in Roxane neither Charlie nor Chris die, Chris runs off with another girl while Charlie gets his girl, Roxane. Cyrano de Bergerac is a tragedy and takes place in the 1600’s, while Roxane is a comedy and takes place in modern day. The weapon of choice for Cyrano is a sharp sword, for Charlie, since he would most likely get arrested for carrying around a sword, so he chooses the almighty fearsome Tennis Racket of DOOM!!

In every story, movie, play, or T.V. show there are minor characters. In the movie Roxane and the play Cyrano de Bergerac there are minor characters, but they have some differences. In Cyrano de Bergerac there are the Gascon Cadets that Cyrano is with, while Charlie is the Fire Chief so he is with firefighters. In the movie Roxane there is a minor character whose name is Dixie, I believe that Dixie represents a couple of characters in Cyrano de Bergerac. These characters are Duenna, Ragueneau, and LeBret. Also Lise is kind of like Sandy because they both run off with a guy.

And so that’s the versus that have been disputed between Charlie and Cyrano and the movies that they represent.