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Eucatastrophic vs. Eucatastrophe — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Eucatastrophic and Eucatastrophe




Of or pertaining to eucatastrophe.


A eucatastrophe is a sudden turn of events in a story which ensures that the protagonist does not meet some terrible, impending, and very plausible and probable doom. The writer J. R. R. Tolkien coined the word by affixing the Greek prefix eu, meaning good, to catastrophe, the word traditionally used in classically inspired literary criticism to refer to the "unraveling" or conclusion of a drama's plot.


(narratology) A catastrophe plot]] resolution that results in the protagonist's well-being.

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