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Hubris

Excessive pride of self-confidence that leads a protagonist you disregarded define warning or violate an important moral law

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Catharsis

A purgation of the emotion of pity and fear by the audience at the end of a tragedy

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Reversal (peripeteia)

Send reversal of the situation

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Feud ex machina

Latin for God out of a machine in Greek drama do you serve a God lowered by mechanism of this some sort onto the stage to resurrect a hero or untangle the plot.

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Poetic Justice

The good are rewarded and the evil punished. The punishment fits the crime.

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Hamartia

An action or error in judgment that results from the tragic flaw.

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Dramatic Irony

A discrepancy between what a character says or believes in what the reader or audience knows to be true

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Tragic Irony

A form of dramatic irony in tragedies such as Oedipus in which the protagonist is words or actions ironically return to hurt them in the end

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Prologue

The opening speech or dialogue of play especially a classic greek play is the exposition necessary to the following subsequent actions

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Chorus

In Greek tragedies a group of people who served as commentators on the characters and events