Mabel May 1, 2017 Share May 1, 2017 1 hour ago, Roseanna said: I couldn't agree more. Asking why Quinn couldn't have a happy life with Carrie, is like asking why Oedipus had to blind his eyes, why didn't Anna Karenina and Vronski live happily ever after. According to Aristotle, a tragedy is caused by hamartia, when the otherwise virtuous hero makes an error of judgment out of ignorance. As the audience feels horror and pity, they experience katharsis or purification. In Shakespeare's tragedies, heroes are no more virtuous. According to Hegel, tragedy is caused when the hero must chose between two values that are equally worthy. I think that the finale of S6 is most according Aristotle just because Saul and Carrie trust and help Keane and Quinn sacrifices himself to save Keane who then changes mentally and betrays Saul and Carrie. And even Dar fits in as he has been duped which causes that Quinn whom he loves in his own way dies. Before all, this season asked the basic questions: has the general policy been wrong? is there no end to the secret war? The criticism for most part is not about the death per se but about the way it was handled - gratuitously. Quinn's death and the whole episode could have been cathartic, but they were not - because of haphazard and all-over-the-place writing for most of the season. Probably because the writers are nowhere near Tolstoy. Or Shakespeare. 1 Link to comment
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