Morality’s Decisions: Cyrano de Bergerac’s Version of Honor

“The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.” – Albert Einstein Distinguishing between right and wrong is a skill people learn over the span of their lifetime. … Read moreMorality’s Decisions: Cyrano de Bergerac’s Version of Honor

The Inevitable Flaw

The tragedy is perhaps one of the oldest and most captivating forms of literature. While each is unique, nearly all tragedies exhibit certain traditional similarities in content and structure. One of the most defining of these similarities is the presence of a “tragic hero,” always accompanied by some form of “tragic flaw,” which ultimately leads … Read moreThe Inevitable Flaw

A Feminist Critique of Cyrano de Bergerac

In Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, there are few female characters, and even fewer of importance, with Roxanne being the only main female character. However, by taking an in-depth look at how she is portrayed through her actions, speech, and the thoughts of the other characters on her, one can deduce the book’s take … Read moreA Feminist Critique of Cyrano de Bergerac