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  One of the most contentious concepts used in drama and theatre, catharsis (‘purgation’) is a term used by Aristotle in his discussion of how tragedy works in his Poetics. His suggestion that tragedy ‘through pity and fear purges such emotions’ is generally assumed to refer to the sense of emotional release and satisfaction that accompanies the resolution of a tragic action, though the exact meaning has been hotly disputed. TRG SS  



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