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11 terms

English Tragedy Terms

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pathos
the experience of suffering that arouses sympathy
mimesis
the imitation of a plot action(not character)
plot
the deliberate construction of events; the most important element to Aristotle
hamartia
the error that is the result of bad judgment or ignorance
hubris
overweening pride
peripeteia
the reversal of plot from one state of things to its opposite
discovery
the change from ignorance to knowledge
scapegoat
Greek concept of blame that sees the "scapegoat" as booth holy and cursed
tragedy
the"goat song" sung in worship of Dionysus
moira
fate
catharsis
purgation of the irrational by arousing pity and fear in the audience