RSS

And they all lived happily ever after. Or did they?

20 Aug

denouement – n. the final resolution in a story where the plot lines resolve

Classical Usage:  I don’t want to give anything away, but then again, neither did Dostoevsky so he left us with this great cliff hanger at the end of Part Four Chapter III:  But here a strange incident occurred, something so unexpected, in the ordinary course of things, that certainly neither Raskolnikov nor Porfiry Petrovich could have reckoned on such a denouement.

Classically Mad Usage:  Now, here is a word we can really use around this blog.  Goodness, we talk about denouements all of the time, we just didn’t call them by their proper name.  Well, Christine and Jeannette probably did, I probably just didn’t notice.

Advertisements
 
2 Comments

Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Crime and Punishment

 

Tags: , , ,

2 responses to “And they all lived happily ever after. Or did they?

  1. Stacy

    August 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    If you had finished Series of Unfortunate Wvents you would’ve already known all about that word……

     

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: