the though that man controls his/her life by the decisions he/she makes
the idea that man's life is controlled by the gods and that he/she is unable to change his/her destiny
the purging of feelings of fear and pity
the quality in art and literature that stimulates pity, tenderness, or sorrow in the reader of viewer; closely associated with the pity that tragedy is supposed to evoke
the effect resulting from unsuccessful attempts to achieve pathos; if a literary work attempts to make readers or spectators weep and only succeeds in making them laugh
when the tragic hero recognizes his transgression/crime/error
reversal of fortune or the tragic hero's fall from high to low
the tragic hero must have a lofty position to fall from or else there is no tragedy
when the reader knows something the character doesn't
when actions have the opposite effect as expected
when a person says one thing but means another
a short, concise, sometimes witty statement of universal truth
a group of 12-15 men who sing, dance, and narrate during the plays
semi-circular dancing area on the stage used by the chorus
the firs ode the chorus sings as it enters the orchestra
song sung by the chorus as it turns from one side of the orchestra to the other
song sung by the chorus that separates one scene from the next
any choral ode sung after the parados
a building or tent at the back of the acting area, often painted for scenery
the concluding scene of a play
a cart inside of the skene which could be suddenly rolled out to display the result of an event inside
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