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In todays world it is accepted that no matter the ability of an individual somebody has a greater gift than him Whether power knowledge or character any person can equally find a talent to compare with anothers In Cyrano de Bergerac however one man has more skill in everything than anyone he faces Cyrano with his gentle spirit and vibrant swordsmanship proves to surpass mankind by taking his actions in art battle and love to the extremes A brilliant poet Cyrano appreciates the beauty of the art that surrounds him However to maintain this splendor he will pay any price - literally During Act I Cyrano throws a purse of his months paternal pension onstage in order to cancel a play Rostand 37 When his motives are questioned he answers how he cannot stand performances by lamentable actors and surrenders his money to hinder Monfleury from remaining onstage Rostand 25 Cyrano also expresses himself artistically through his fighting shown when he swordfights against Valvert Instead of simply killing the man Cyrano delivers an entire ballade of the combat and in the end thrusts home to defeat his opponent Rostand 35 Even by Act V Cyrano remains adamant in his poetry yet using it this time to express his grief Blaming falsehoods in general for losing Roxane Cyrano not only writes against dishonesty but people who act on such reaching to extremes to attack in short everyone Rostand 195 177 Going out of his way in the name of beauty Cyrano strikes at his enemies in an artistic and original matter proving his cleverness is untouchable to any man Not only does Monsieur de Bergerac have an amazing mind but possesses an unstoppable physical stature as well The obviousness of this is shown in the opening Act when Cyrano battles one hundred competitors - and wins For any man such a fight would end in an instant defeat yet Cyrano dismisses it merely as playing with
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