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Protagonist
The leading character in a story.
Antagonist
A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary.
Tragic hero
The protagonist who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.
Tragic villain
The antagonist that does not truly intend to be a villain. They pursue morally ambiguous logic.
Tragedy
A serious drama in which the protagonist meets with disaster usually through a tragic flaw.
Hamartia
The protagonist's tragic flaw or error of judgement.
Hubris
Excessive pride or disrespect for the natural order
Peripeteia
A reversal of fortune brought about by the tragic flaw.
Anagnorisis
The discovery or recognition that the reversal was brought about by the hero’s own actions.
Nemesis
A fate that cannot be avoided, usually as retribution for hubris.
Catharsis
An emotional outpouring by the audience as a result of the tragedy.