the representation of serious and important actions that lead to a disastrous end for the protagonist.
a poem, written as a speech, made by a character at a decisive moment in the story
a special kind of suspenseful expectation, when the audience or reader understands the implication and meaning of a situation onstage and foresees the oncoming disaster (tragedy) or triumph (comedy), but the character does not.
a form of dramatic irony that ultimately arrives at some tragedy.
the tragic hero's error or transgression.
moral Achilles' heal; weakness
at the end of a tragedy, we feel better, not worse.
the realization of some fact not know before.
an action that turns out to have the opposite effect of the one the doer intended.