The Question and Answer section for Cyrano de Bergerac is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Christian hesitates to talk to Roxane because he is bashful around women..... he doesn't know what to say and feels foolish.
No! For I’m one of those men - I know it...and fear!-
Who don’t know how to speak of love...
Cyrano doesn't want to work for someone else..... to meet someone else's expectations. He says that “meeting my standards is my own reward”.
De Guiche proposes that he become Cyrano's patron. Cyrano refuses him.