Cyrano’s Apple

We remember Cyrano de Bergerac (1619 – 1655) because Edmond Rostand created a play in 1897 based loosely on the life of this French dramatist and duellist.  If you look at the “real” Cyrano’s portrait, the nose was prominent, but not to the proportions of those portrayed by actors.

Cyrano de Bergerac was a free thinker, rare in his time, and considered somewhat radical for his atheistic leanings.  It seems to me, he understood the importance of an apple.

 

“The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages.”
Cyrano de Bergerac

8 thoughts on “Cyrano’s Apple

  1. Great dialogue! I am interested that our gentleman of interest today spoke of apples and cabbages!. Apples have been a subject of interest since the Garden of Eden (if,indeed, the fruit was an apple). I understand that carbonized apples were found in lake dwellings in Switzerland dating back to the Iron Age and there is evidence that apples were eaten and preserved by sun drying during the Stone Age. And, there is the fascinating story of Johnny Appleseed–all of this off the subject, I know!

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