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Cyranos excessive honor is his tragic flaw that leads to his inevitable death Throughout his life time Cyrano is obsessed with keeping his honor and pride intact which causes him to endure pain Cyranos life without Roxane demonstrates excessive honor as a tragic flaw The pain he feels without her eats at his soul Cyrano cannot have her love because he feels he must be true to his word Because Cyrano has promised Roxane that he will help her fall in love with Christian he cannot admit to her his true feelings This is the costly price that Cyrano must pay for his prestige Roxane finally comes to the realization that she is in love with Christian for his mind and not his looks Cyrano is overjoyed for he knows the Roxane is in actuality in love with him but he cannot tell her because of his dignity When Christian dies Roxane says He is dead now and Cyrano says Why so am I-For I am dead and my love mourns for meAnd does not know Cyrano inflicts the pain on himself because of his obsession with honor Cyranos pride is excessive in the grand gestures he performs This is shown when Cyrano forbids Montfleury to act in the play Montfleury decides he wants to act anyway provoking Cyrano to arrive steaming mad and throw him out The crowd becomes upset because now they will not be able to see the play To compensate for this Cyrano throws out his purse and says I will not wound the mantle of the MuseHere catch He gives all the money he has for a month to the crowd in order to keep his honor intact Also when Cyrano is offered food from the orange girl he declines Cyrano and the people around him know that he is hungry and realize that he has just thrown out all the money he has to live on The
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