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Romeo and Juliet Essay By Adam Muha In Romeo and Juliet many of the plays main characters are comic in nature In times of grief and hardship the comic characters have their moments to shine to somewhat lighten the load For a brief moment we see Capulet presenting comic relief while preparing for the wedding The nurse throughout the play supplies comic relief in intimate moments with Juliet using light humorous gestures and jokes the most comical character however is Mercutio He is unlike Capulet because he is intentionally humorous and he is unlike the Nurse because he entertains large groups with enormous humorous jokes and gestures and he pokes fun at Romeos depression and love for Rosaline These three characters in their own way supply almost all the comic relief in the play Though it comes at moments of stress and aggravation it is always inserted into the play with immense thought behind it The first character Capulet who supplies humour does it in a more unintentional fashion then the other two humorous characters and supplies it for a brief moment in the play In the early morning of Juliets wedding day we see Capulet seeing to the preparations for his daughters wedding He becomes immersed in caterers musicians maids and every other person involved in the wedding He scrambles around frantically seeing to this and seeing to that Even after his behaviour and actions that we have seen you cant help but be amused as this bumbling frustrated man frantically prepares for his daughters wedding It almost shows us that he really does care about his daughter The second character the Nurse is constantly light hearted easy going and humorous She uses her humour to cheer up Juliet on several occasions We first see the Nurses humour when she is with Juliet and Lady Capulet in Juliets room when they are discussing Juliets future She finds away to lighten the mood when
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