Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Character Thursday: Roxane

Anne Brochet as Roxane
I'm talking about Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac. She is Cyrano's cousin and also Christian's wife. Funnily, I remember her as the only notable woman in the play.

Roxane is a good woman, actually. Firstly, she is kind. She wants to see Cyrano and Christian safe as much as they want to go to battle. She cares for her cousin, Cyrano, and loves him. But she loves Christian more – or so she thought.

Roxane is also a smart woman. She loves Christian because she thinks he's a good speaker. Meaning: She's good with words as well. At least, she has to be smart to understand Cyrano's poetry and smart insults. She also shows her cleverness and courage when she goes to soldier's camp to see Christian.

If there's any certain way to get her heart, it's poetry. Well, I don't really think it's poetry, but it certainly has something to do with words. Roxane loves words well-said better than handsome, good-looking face. Roxane loves the soul better than the body. She likes Christian for his looks at first, but it's his “soul” than gains her eternal love in the end.

So, despite the fact that she is very much insensitive when it comes to Cyrano's love, she is actually a good woman. There are times when I feel like I can understand her choices and reactions.

That's my character this Thursday. What is yours? 

Character Thursday
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  1. Oh, so Christian has not only good looking, but good soul to (and good name too!). *kok malah bahas Christian*

    I always like smart women who could use their logic and emotion simultaneously. My Character Thursday this week, unfortunately, has chosen the wrong man, although she's a smart woman too... :(