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anagnorisis (plural anagnorises)
- The moment in the plot of a drama in which the hero makes a discovery that explains previously unexplained events or situations; a denouement.
1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
- His heroines never have a true anagnorisis because the moral fault is never in themselves, only in outside conspirators.
moment in the plot when a character makes a critical discovery