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Unformatted text preview: the unanticipated reversal of what is expected to occur. Discovery: a turning point in the play when the protagonist and the audience learn something that has previously been hidden. Disasters: here all the destructive actions and deaths occur. Aristotle thought that to be tragedy, a play should invoke pity and fear in the audience. He suggested that this allowed the audience to find a release from their own pent-up emotions in seeing similar emotions exaggerated to breaking point in performance. He called this catharsis....
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- Spring '07