anagnorisis


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anagnorisis

(ˌænəɡˈnɒrɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in Greek tragedy) the recognition or discovery by the protagonist of the identity of some character or the nature of his own predicament, which leads to the resolution of the plot; denouement
[from Greek: recognition]

anagnorisis

Classical Drama, recognition or discovery, as of a disguised character, one thought to be lost, or a critical fact.
See also: Drama
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In these works, external traumas are less pronounced, but Martin convincingly shows how both characters cover over the primal wounds they have suffered through repetitive violence (drawing analogies to Freud's fort-da game), and how these denials subvert the possibility of anagnorisis.
Esta degradacion, este autorreconocimiento o anagnorisis asumido plenamente, se encuentra determinado en su novela Balun Canan (1957) donde el personaje padece lo indecible porque su hermano menor, un varon, fallece tambien esta presente la vision machista, patriarcal, del mundo.
This anagnorisis does not free him from his anxiety, however, and it is not the end of his story.
Entendemos que tambien conviene tener en cuenta aqui otras cuestiones, tanto la referida a la anagnorisis como las conectadas con las diversas modalidades semanticas del suspense--enigma, secreto, amenaza--(Bal 119-21; Valles 2008, 113-14).
Neo's sudden moment of anagnorisis, his epiphanic recognition
Esto se aprecia especialmente la influencia del melodrama, sobre todo con el recurso a la anagnorisis y, en ocasiones, a personajes superados por los acontecimientos.
Finalmente, se produce la teofania o manifestacion de la divinidad, que comprende dos elementos: la Anagnorisis y la Peripeteia.
No se puede olvidar que toda la ascendencia materna es espanola, y a este respecto tambien es util la correspondencia con Segovia, al ser este un espanol-mexicano, herido por la anagnorisis.
Los lectores se encontraran con una serie de conceptos como anagnorisis, culpa tragica, dramatis personae, no solamente son definidos por diversos teoricos, sino aplicados a traves de ejemplos muy trabajados y suficientes para su discernimiento.
I refer to these as anagnorisis and noesis, even though those particular nouns do not occur in Homer.
For playgoers infer an inner life from Faustus's anagnorisis, his tragic realization that he should not curse his parents for his damnation because they begot him, but that he should curse himself, even before he curses Lucifer for "depriv[ing him] of the joys of heaven" (5.
At the end of the play the device in the plot that brings hero and heroine together causes a new society to crystallize around the hero, and the moment when this crystallization occurs is the point of resolution in the action, the comic discovery, anagnorisis or cognitio.