Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano, a cadet in the French army, is a man of many talents. In addition to being an outstanding duelist he is also a gifted poet. But nature has “blessed” him with a very large nose which is the reason for his self-doubt that prevents him from expressing his love for the beautiful Roxane. He writes poems and love letters to her under the name of his comrade, the handsome Christian, thus winning her affections. Christian later realizes that it was not his good looks that won Roxane, but Cyrano’s beautiful love letters. He urges his comrade to confess his love for her, but before he does so Christian is killed in battle. The grieving Roxane secludes herself in a convent and Cyrano keeps the truth locked in his heart. As Cyrano, too, lies mortally wounded, Roxane tells him she loves him.