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1

Hamartia?

A character’s fatal flaw, typically linked with hubris or excessive pride - like iago

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Peripetia?

Also known as reversed fortune, when the hamartia brings the hero down from their elevated state

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Anagnorisis

Moment when The character makes a critical discovery, awareness

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Catharsis

The audiences purging of emotions through pity and fear, a vicarious lesson

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Denouement

Once the society is once again at peace

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Elements of tragedy?

Exposition, exciting force, rising action, climax, falling action, catastrophe

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Soliloquy

When the character talks to them-self, like thinking bubble, internal conflict, allowed to see inside the head

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Monologue

A type of speech where only one character is talking but to the audience typically a long speech

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Aside

A type of speech typically represented by parentheses where they talk to the audience directly and no other characters can hear

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Characterisation

Construction of a character in which how they are represented etc is indirect or direct

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Setting

Where the story takes place