Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina

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1,134 words (≈ 5 minutes)

Deus ex machina ( /ˈdeɪ.əs ɛks ˈmɑːkiːnə/ or /ˈdiː.əs ɛks ˈmækɪnə/ Latin: ”god out of the machine”; plural: dei ex machina) is a plot device whereby a seemingly inextricable problem is abruptly solved with the unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability, or object, often considered an “act of god.”

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Language: English

Written in: 2011

Published: 2011-06-28

Word count: 1,134 words (≈ 5 minutes)

License: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (cc by-nc-nd)

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Christopher Cruz is a graduate student of International Relations living in Richmond, Va. He writes short fiction in between term papers.

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