What comic events occur in Chapters 39 to 50 of Pride and Prejudice to provide comic relief from the mounting suspense of the story?

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Two instances of comedic relief in Pride and Prejudice occur in Chapters 39 and 41, though Austens' comedic relief is not without integral purpose in forwarding character development and plot development. Chapter 39 offers some comedic relief from the tension of the plot, however it is not without purpose in driving the plot forward. Maria and Elizabeth have left Rosings Park and the Collins' and have gone to the Gardiners' home to meet up with Jane. The three travelers have returned home and are met at the inn by Kitty and Lydia with their father's carriage.

Kitty and Lydia make typical silly spectacles of themselves,...

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