Catharsis

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Catharsis is a purification or cleansing of the emotions, as in the sense of releasing a strong feeling or removing toxic material or ideas from one’s mind. In general, catharsis is the experiencing of strong feelings that are released in either verbal or physical ways. Catharsis can be found in many forms of art and entertainment such as literature, film, television, and music. It may be experienced after an emotional upheaval or following a traumatic event.

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