Wit is the name of the game in Cyrano de Bergerac. Characters are judged by their ability to soliloquize, rhyme, and compose at the drop of a hat. Our hero character, Cyrano himself, takes pride in his wit and never backs down from an opportunity to show off. This, his witty intelligence, comes to largely define his identity.
In Cyrano de Bergerac, Rostand demonstrates that wit and beauty can indeed exist in a single person through the characters of Roxane, and, to a lesser extent, Christian.