Montfleury and Cyrano duel because Cyrano banned him from being in a play for a month but then Cyrano sees he is in a play. Cyrano sees this as an insult and stops the whole play showing his bravery and how prideful he is. He beats Montfleury with a poem showing his superior fighting skills and his flashy personality.
Before Cyrano and Roxane meet Cyrano writes her a love letter because he believes she is going to confess her love for him. To Cyrano's surprise, Roxane tells him she loves Christian and asks Cyrano to protect him. Cyrano agrees and keeps the letter.
Cyrano and Christian go to see Roxane and Christian can't talk to her because he is bad with words so they come up with a plan that Cyrano will tell him what to say. Roxane notices Christian is fumbling with his words so he steps in and pretends to be him. Roxane loves how eloquently he speaks and it ends with a kiss between Christian and Roxane.
Christian insists that Cyrano tells Roxane the truth but before Cyrano can get it out Christian dies in battle. Roxane finds his last love letter to her on Christian's dead body, Cyrano's writing, Christians blood.
Cyrano dies unexpectedly and not in the way he wanted. He always wanted to die gloriously in battle but instead he gets hit in the head with wood and dies. Roxan finally finds out the truth and Cyrano dies and says he will only take his pride which shows his character and how he has always stayed the same prideful, brave, and selfless Cyrano.