* AwesomeEgo: Cyrano
* CrazyAwesome: Cyrano. And how!
* DesignatedVillain: Count de Guiche.
* JerkassWoobie: Cyrano is a JerkAss, but his FreudianExcuse and his [[MartyrdomCulture upbringing]] make him sympathetic.
* TearJerker: Let's just say the last scene and have done with it.
* WhatAnIdiot: Cyrano de Bergerac, an ImpoverishedPatrician StarvingArtist, unknown yet talented playwright, is offered the Patronage of Cardinal Richelieu, the most powerful man in all France, and turns it down.
* {{Woolseyism}}: Brian Hooker's translation, which finds appropriate equivalent literary references in English for all the French references of the original text. Anthony Burgess was inspired by Hooker to use the same approach.
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