A sudden and favorable resolution of events in a story; a happy ending.
More example sentences
- 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 J. R. R. Tolkien.
Definition of eucatastrophe in:
- The British & World English dictionary