Hamlet Questions Chapter Act V, Scene 1: What is the purpose of “comic relief”

115. What is the purpose of “comic relief” in a tragedy? How does
this particular example provide relief? How does it provide a different
perspective on the events of the play?
116. What is the legal question posed by the burial of Ophelia?
117. What is a “malapropism” and how did Shakespeare use it to establish social distinction? Cite two examples of malapropisms in this scene.
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