Deception is at the heart of Cyrano de Bergerac and drives the action forward. From fake identities and hidden emotions to dastardly plots and clever plans, little is what it seems in this play. Deception is both a tool of malice and an aid to good intentions, though the play’s likely conclusion is that nothing good comes of lying to those you love.
Roxane’s bouts of blindness prove to be more severe than those of the other characters; hers ultimately lead to the deaths of Christian and Cyrano.
Although he plays the part of a villain, Comte de Guiche is actually the most honest character in Cyrano de Bergerac.