Cyrano de Bergerac tells the classic story of two men vying for one woman’s love: one of them is ugly but witty, the other attractive and not the sharpest tool in the shed. The play reminds us that we all place a huge importance on looks, and that individuals shape how they see themselves by the way others see them. In this way, appearances come to shape personality and determine action.
Because he deceived Roxane, it is Cyrano’s fault that he never gets to be with his love.
Because she judges based on appearances, it is Roxane’s fault that Cyrano’s love for her is never fulfilled.