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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Fatima Rizvi
(#12)
Quantico and Philosophy: Dark Secrets



Everyone has a secretive past. Whether they want to admit or not. But is a secret really worth it to get someone killed. In Quantico, everybody's lives is based on secrets and lies. Someone is hiding the biggest secret of all and is framing Alex Parrish (the main character). Now this secret is putting everyone's lives at risk, because not one did one blow up, but there is another bomb hidden somewhere. 

There are times when people decide they don't want anyone else to know something. In most cases, the reason is that they believe it's preferable (either for the secret holder or for the potential audience) for the information to be restricted to one or a few. The reasons for this belief are numerous:

Logical Reasons
  • It is detrimental to a cause. [You might be trying to craft an appearance that does not comply with certain truths; Or you might be trying to influence someone or something in a particular way, that the truth prevents.]
  • (Real or falsely perceived) inability of the audience to handle that information. [An example would be that there are certain things you avoid telling small children. The thought that you are 'protecting them' from the truth]

Emotional Reasons
  • Fear, Guilt, Shame, etc
  • The sheer thrill of knowing something no one else does. [This tends to give you a sense of power and control]

The bomber in Quantico most likely had logical reasons on why they decided to set the bomb off. Aside from the bomber, Alex Parrish hid the fact that it was her not her mother who killer her father. 



2 comments:

  1. "The bomber in Quantico most likely had logical reasons on why they decided to set the bomb off"-

    "Logical reasons" as in a rationale, however flawed? Or genuinely good reasons? Seems unlikely.

    Your final post ends a bit abruptly, it could use a summary paragraph and a little more connection to the philosophical question of how secrets relate to the value of truth and whether it's ever justifiable to mislead or lie to people.

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  2. I'm sorry. I wrote it on Microsoft Word first and then copied it but not everything got posted. What it needed to say was....

    ..... The bomber in Quantico most likely had logical reasons on why they decided to set the bomb off. Aside from the bomber, Alex Parrish hid the fact that it was her not her mother who killer her father. Her mother kept Alex's crime a secret to avoid Alex going to jail. If her mother told everyone that she herself killed her husband (Alex's father) because he was beating her, they both could get away with it. But as for the bomber, they both emotional and logical reasons to keep their dark secret hidden away. Emotional because he/she deep down fears Alex. They want to eliminate her so she cannot get in their way. In the last few episodes, it hints us that Simon is the bomber. He also put the bombs under the Mosque and the Synagogue. He kept this a secret because he wanted to show the Muslims and Jews that peace will never happen between two religions unless they trust one another. Thus falling under the logical category.

    In order for one to keep a dark secret from the world, we must have pure intentions for the cause we are going against...

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