Peripeteia In Macbeth
What is the Peripeteia and Catharsis in the play Macbeth and how is it demonstrated?
"Perepetia" is when a Greek hero realizes everything he believed in is wrong. "Catharsis" is defined as
- A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.
- A release of emotional tension, as after an overwhelming experience, that restores or refreshes the spirit.
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I got confused after reading your response...
What you wrote up there does not seem to be peripeteia, but anagnorisis.
I just don't know anymore the difference between these two Aristotle's greek tragedy elements. Thanks.