Tragic Terms

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  • Tragic terms
    • Villain
      • An evil character who the protagonist must battle against and who contributes to the tragic hero's fall.
      • Machiavel
        • A character who is prepared to act immorally in order to achieve what he or she wants.
      • Malcontent
        • A character who is dissatisfied because of some unfair treatment, often a result of decision made by the protagonist.
    • Antagonist
      • A character that opposes the protagonist
    • Megalopsychia
      • The 'Greatness of soul' that the protagonist should possess.
    • Peripetia
      • The reversal of fortune experienced by the tragic protagonist
    • Hamartia
      • The error of judgement made by the protagonist that sets his/her reversal of fortune in motion.
    • Anagnorisis
      • The point at which the protagonist recognises what he/she has done wrong and gains a new insight into the truth of existence
  • Hubris
    • An excess of pride or self-confidence that often leads the protagonist to commit his/her hamartia
    • Tragic terms
      • Villain
        • An evil character who the protagonist must battle against and who contributes to the tragic hero's fall.
        • Machiavel
          • A character who is prepared to act immorally in order to achieve what he or she wants.
        • Malcontent
          • A character who is dissatisfied because of some unfair treatment, often a result of decision made by the protagonist.
      • Antagonist
        • A character that opposes the protagonist
      • Megalopsychia
        • The 'Greatness of soul' that the protagonist should possess.
      • Peripetia
        • The reversal of fortune experienced by the tragic protagonist
      • Hamartia
        • The error of judgement made by the protagonist that sets his/her reversal of fortune in motion.
      • Anagnorisis
        • The point at which the protagonist recognises what he/she has done wrong and gains a new insight into the truth of existence
  • Catharsis
    • The purging of the emotions experienced by the audience when watching tragedy

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