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catharsis

b. Greek for “to err,” it is also called the tragic flaw, an inherent defect or shortcoming in the hero of a tragedy, who is in other respects a superior being favored by fortune.

ANSWER: hamartia (do not accept hubris-- that means overwhelming pride, a form of hamartia)

c. Greek for “reversal,” it is the turning point in a drama after which the plot moves steadily to its denouement. It is discussed by Aristotle in the Poetics as the shift to the tragic protagonist's fortune from good to bad, often in the form of an ironic twist.

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