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A sudden and favourable resolution of events in a story; a happy ending.
- ‘Tolkien called the gospel account the ‘eucatastrophe’, the happiest of all tragedies, because it satisfies the human heart's deepest yearnings, including the desire for an epic mythology.’
- ‘Nowadays, a vulnerable hero can suffer and achieve his mission, can protect and serve through pain and death because Christ's eucatastrophe brought about a revolution in literature.’
Mid 20th century: said to have been coined by Tolkien.
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