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In Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand Cyrano the main character professes his love to Roxane whom he has loved for quite a while but finds she is in love with another man This man Baron Christian de Neuvillette is in his own company the Guards but Cyrano does not kill him because Cyrano is an honorable man and a great friend An honorable person is describes as being a person deserving of a good name and public esteem He displays these qualities through three examples first he saves Ligniere when one-hundred men are going to the Porte de Nesle to kill him second Cyrano promises Roxane that he will do his best to protect Christian during war last Cyrano tells Christian on his death bed that Roxane loves Christian and not Cyrano These examples show that Cyrano de Bergerac is an honorable man and a first-class friend The first time that Cyrano de Bergerac shows Cyrano as an honorable man and a first-class friend is when he will not let an angry mob of one-hundred men kill one poor poet 46 referring to Ligniere Instead he marches down with him to the Porte de Nesle and drives them away Also he does this as his friend Le Bret But why help this this drunkard here Cyrano Because this drunkard once in his life has done one lovely thing After the Mass he saw the lady of his heart take holy water for a blessing So this fellow here--runs headlong to the font and bends down and drinks it dry 46 Cyrano believes drinking the holy water dry was an act of love and for it he likes Ligniere Therefore as his friend he marches down with him and protects him The next occasion in which Cyrano is shown as an honorable man and good friend is when he promises to protect Christian for Roxane At first Cyrano believes that Roxane wanted to talk with
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