The denouement refers to the resolution of the complications of a plot
in a work of fiction, generally done in a final chapter or section (often in the epilogue
). The denouement generally follows the climax
, except in mystery novels
, in which the denouement and the climax may occur at the same time.
Common Misspellings: Denoument
In the novel's denouement we learned that the sister also married and lived happily ever after.