"Cyrano de Bergerac" repeatedly and effectively employs irony.
What is the "pistol" in "Cyrano de Bergerac"?
The underlying irony is that while Cyrano is ugly on the outside, on the inside he has many attributes that we admire: courage (in most areas), kindness, a championing the underdog, loyalty, and love of justice and beauty.
Cyrano de Bergerac (play) - Wikipedia
However, a person who wanted to taunt the coffee drinker would say, "You like a little coffee with your sugar, don't you."
Irony is central to the appeal of "Cyrano de Bergerac." It starts at the core of the play and radiates outward in all directions.
In the play Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano is the protagonist.
Well now that I have revealed most of Cyrano's traits that were hidden within his intellectual marvel of a speech you can see just who Cyrano's character was.
archetypes in cyrano de Bergerac by on Prezi
Cyrano's insistence on independence can be seenon a number of occasions - most notably at the start when he interrupts theperformance of "Clorise", showing confidence in his own abilities andjudgement, and his unwillingness to bow to position and reputation. He iswilling to take on and argue with the entire assembly - including members ofthe "Academie Francaise" who are present, and of course de Guiche, whoseprotege Valvert somewhat unwisely challenges Cyrano to a verbal duel. Cyranojustifies his actions, giving reasons for his dislike of both the play and theprincipal actor, showing to what extent he is a free spirit and thinker.
Reflections on "Cyrano de Bergerac" - Stuart Fernie
Cyrano de Bergerac took place in the Hotel de Bourgogne and several parts of Paris France in the 1640's.
Monologues and Scenes
70 - top of 82
75 - 76
middle of 118 - middle of 125
189 - top of 192
In this play they mention the Parisian society.