denouement

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denouement

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Theatre
a. the final clarification or resolution of a plot in a play or other work
b. the point at which this occurs
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Heroic history, in Sahlins more abstract model, has three moments--instantiation, denoument and totalisation.
One telling example of the reader's complicity in Jack Burden's story occurs in the novel's denoument when Jack describes the sobering revelation that he has no basis to claim any moral superiority over Tiny Duffy, since both were agents in Governor Stark's demise: