Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is one of the best stage plays that Shakespeare has written with a lot of tragedy involved in it and to balance the tragedy Shakespeare has introduced comedy into the play. He achieved this by doing such things as adding comical figures such as nurse or odd behaviour of a character which seems amusing to the audience. The main comedy in the play is introduced when Romeo enters the stage in act one scène one as love sicken person who is over infatuating his love for Rosaline. "Out of her favour where I am in love." (Act1, Scene 1). This to the audience is even more hysterical when his friend Benvolio pities him because he thinks the girl Romeo thinks is so sweet is actually is a complete cow. "Alas the love so gentle in his view should be so tyrannous and rough in proof! (Act 1, Scene 1). Later on in the play another comical character in this play is introduced, Nurse, she is the comedy character in this play. She is always making a joke which makes the audience laugh. She is a nanny to Juliet who is closer to Juliet than her own mother. In the play she makes crude jokes about Juliet's childhood such as, "Thou wilt fall back backward when thou hast more wilt; Whilt thou not, Jule? ...crying and said 'Aye.'" (Act 1, Scene 3). This to the audience would seem hilarious because Juliet in her young age replied yes, that when she grows older that she will have sex. This is even more hysterical to the audience that the Nurse keeps on repeating this crude joke. Shakespeare in this play didn't write all his jokes as crude jokes he Introduced jokes that were for the sophisticated audience too, by having hilarious puns said by different characters but mainly by Mercuitio. "For tomorrow you may find me a grave man." This to the audience is a really funny joke because tomorrow he might
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