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denouement


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[French ‘unravelling’]

In a narrative or drama, the final resolution of the conflicts, mysteries, or misunderstandings in the plot; the tying up of loose ends, typically in a final scene or chapter, providing narrative, structural, and, many argue, ideological closure. In contemporary works of high art, endings may be ambiguous and resolve nothing. See also classical narrative structure.

Subjects: Media Studies.


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