tragedy terminology - english literature

define peripeteia
a reversal of fortune, brought about by a characters error in judgment
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define hubris
excessive pride, often resulting in a characters downfall
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define hamartia
a fatal flaw - responsible for downfall
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define catharsis
the releasing of a suppressed emotion
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define tragic hero/heroine
a protagonist with a fatal flaw who is generally doomed from the start
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define pathos
powerful emotions of pity and fear are aroused in the audience, usually due to the tragic hero/heroine
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define hubris

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excessive pride, often resulting in a characters downfall

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define hamartia

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define catharsis

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define tragic hero/heroine

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