Is Cyano's nose a gift or a curse? Cite examples from the novel to support your opinion.
I'm having trouble choosing a side here. His big nose helps make him the man of substance that he is -- master swordsman, musician, intellectual, poet, etc (gifts) but also cripples him (makes him incredibly insecure - curse). I can think of two examples where it is a gift -- Roxanne chooses Cyrano's substance over Christian's looks twice. Once right before Christian dies and again at the end of the novel. Am I overlooking any other specific instances in the play where his nose is a gift?