This scene involves a lot of physical comedy, especially by Widow Simone and Alain. Alain’s ridiculous umbrella actually somewhat starts to make sense when the storm hits, but it ends up not being of any use and lifts him off the ground. Alain’s flight was an interesting technical aspect, and not one that I have seen used in ballet very often. Everything in this ballet, from the costumes to the props to the humor, is much lighter than that of Romeo and Juliet. Even this “dark” scene is still filled with humor and physical comedy.