This is my way of closing and my view of the end. As a student of literature, I watch more for character development more than anything else. I follow the tenet Character is Destiny, and the end of Lost proves just that. They (writers) may have been inconsistent with the sci-fi/ supernatural part, but they closed the story the way it ought to be with the internal conflict of the core characters resolved.
Jack, is the main protagonist of the show. As a protagonist, his destiny is to become the hero, the one who defeats the antagonist (MiB) in the end. His internal conflict was his guilt over the death of his father, the death of one of his patients,and that he cannot let go. His character that needs to fix things was fulfilled, he "fixed" …Read more >
Does Lost subscribe to the literary truism that "Character is Destiny"? Towards the end of the show, it is interesting to see how the strengths (redeeming qualities), "flaws", motives of the core characters inevitably lead them to their destiny in the show. How well have we watched the core characters (Jack, Locke, Sawyer, Kate, Hurley, Desmond, Claire, Ben)what were their best qualities, their redeeming qualities, their character flaws... as seen through their actions/reactions/decisions that they make throughout Seasons 1 to 6. I am a firm believer that Character spells Destiny and will lead us to get a clear idea on how this show will end.
Let me try...Jack's character is a protagonist, i.e. he is a hero. He saves lives from the …Read more >
After all these seasons and now towards the end of the show... Ive come to the point where the answers to the supernatural/science fiction stuff no longer matters. They (writers) can throw in anything because they are fantasy or high science fiction anyway... the answers can be anything... What is more interesting is the human side of the LOST story and how the conflicts will resolve in the character's psyche and among and between their relationship tangles amidst all of this synchronicity... There ARE still many, many unanswered questions to the human side... and this is what I am awaiting for in the finale... Anyone else share this expectation with me? Ciao...Read more >
I've rewatched Seasons 1 to 5, and noted that Seasons 2 to 5 ended with a trigger that shifted time. The turning of the key by Desmond, the turning of the wheel by Ben and by Locke, the explosion of the H-Bomb... these somehow created a "hole" in time and alternate realities began to bleed through (cf. lately shown in Jack's scar)... You know there's a belief that time in not linear , and that alternate universes or realities indeed exist in one eternal moment --- except that we (humans) are concious of seeing only one reality at a time (linear time perception) --- this (being concious) is symbolized by the "eye" at the start of some episodes, the "eye" represents the reality that character is concious of at the time -- (the exception of t…Read more >