Denouement | Definition of denouement by Merriam-Webster -the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved. synonyms: finale, final scene, epilogue, coda, end, ending, finish, close; More the climax of a chain of events, usually when something is decided or made clear.
CATASTROPHE kuh/tas/truh/fee Noun Origin: 1570-80 Greek..katastrophe..an overturning DEFINITION ..an event causing great and unusually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster "an environmental catastrophe" ..something very unfortunate or unsuccessful "the tax would be a catastrophe for the industry" ..the denouement of a drama, especially a classical tragedy ..The food was cold, the guests quarreled; the whole dinner was a catastrophe.
American ideology: Other countries' dreams | The EconomistHm. The French don't have a "rêve Français", but they certainly had a "mission civilisatrice", one that continues to influence the French identity to this day. I think this mission, in fact, is related to another catchphrase summing up their national ethos, "liberte, egalite, fraternite". (2011, M.S)