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I have read Edmond Rostands Cyrano de Bergerac before a long time ago in francais and loved it This time around it didnt take a long time at all to remember why I was so captivated by the story Why would Valvert dare to even care about Cyrano pushing around the Meddler why even speak Cyrano is already on a role and everyone seems to know that you dont challenge Cyrano de Bergerac everyone except Valvert Valvert opens his mouth and out comes a ridiculously simple insult aimed towards Cyranos characteristic nose Thus a beautifully and hilariously written monologue comes from Cyrano His basis is nothing but his independent nose and how many ways it could be insulted I love how this whole medley of insults designed towards his own stature results in an incredible insult to Valvert Cyrano proves his own wit wonderful and Valverts sorely lacking Nevertheless Valvert decides to speak once more and calls Cyrano a clown and questions where his gloves and ribbons are Of course Cyrano speaks of his adornments and then explains that he did have one glove the last on of an old pair--and lost that Very carelessSome Gentlemen offered me an impertinence He left it--in his face Journal Entry 2 72504 p34 The argument between Cyrano and Valvert does not end peacefully instead it ends in a duel It was in no way an average duel though instead a wonderful scene in which Cyrano decides to make a Ballade Extempore So as the two go on with their swords play Cyrano delivers exactly what he premeditated three stanzas of eight lines each and a refrain of four and at the end of the last line--thrust home Rostand composes a great scene in which Cyrano de Bergerac performs his Ballade of the duel at the Hotel de Bourgogne to the aw of the audience Rostand makes sure to include the crowds reactions no doubt what anyone reading or
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