Exposition = introductory section that presents time, place, characters, situation Elements of Plot of a Tragedy
Exciting Force = an event that happens to get the action moving
Rising Action = series of events leading up to the climax, during which complications develop Events are typically in favor of the protagonist at this point.
Climax = the highest point of action in the play, the turning point
Falling Action = when events begin to go against the protagonist; occurs after the climax
Moment of Final Suspense = moment near the end of the play when the situation looks like it will go in favor of the protagonist after all
Catastrophe = the complete downfall of the protagonist
nobility or wisdom fatal flaw reversal of fortune uncommon suffering epiphany/ recognition Every tragic hero has a fatal flaw. The audience typically feels pity for the tragic hero. Characteristics of a Tragic Hero