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]
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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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