In my opinion, the answer to whether or not Cyrano De Bergerac had a happy ending is both yes and no.
Cyrano left this earth without ever truly experiencing a romantic relationship with Roxane. This was a deep desire of his heart. He loved her not only for her external beauty, but more importantly for her personality and inner beauty. Instead of experiencing the love affair he so wanted, he had a secret hidden love affair through another man without Roxane knowing until the very end. Cyrano’s insecurities about his large nose hindered his ability to communicate to her directly how he felt. I wish Cyrano would have told Roxane in the beginning that he was in love with her so that maybe they could have experienced a relationship together. Because he did not, and she didn’t know until the end of his life, he died without loving Roxane openly. For me, this part made the ending a sad one.
Cyrano had so many wonderful character traits that made him an incredible friend and person as a whole. He was incredibly loyal. When Christian died, Cyrano remained silent about the live letters until he too was about to pass away. Even though Christian told Cyrano “Roxane loves you, just tell her” Cyrano remained quiet. Cyrano was a very selfless person, and often put others before himself. Roxane and Christian’s happiness came before his own in this story. Reading the play, I had such love and respect for Cyrano and was amazed at the life he lived. I loved that Cyrano stayed true to himself. Cyrano lived such a successful life; making a positive name for himself in many respects. Cyrano was brave, loyal, and independent and many knew him as such. I also very much admired the fact that Cyrano knew who he was in his heart. Even though he did not get the love of his life and was sometimes treated poorly and called silly things because of his nose he was true to himself.
I was sad that in the end that Cyrano did not get the girl, but was proud of the way he led his life and...