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Irony in Cyrano de Bergerac

Irony Examples in Cyrano de Bergerac:

Act IV - Scene VIII

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"became ugly..."   (Act IV - Scene VIII)

Roxane's statement—"I would love you still! Yes, even if you became ugly"—demonstrates the theme that intelligence is superior to appearance. Notice the dramatic irony here: while Christian and the audience know that Cyrano wrote the letters, Roxane is unaware.

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