So many of the themes are those we have discussed here previously, but by far the one I identified with most was Jack's sense of purpose and "destiny," and how driven he was to fulfill it.
You knew I would be drawn to that, didn't you (that is, if you watch the show)? Part of Jack's real purpose was to let go of his need for purpose, but ultimately he fulfilled it anyway. I was REALLY struck by that "letting go" of course, but letting go no longer bothers me. I believe I may finally have done so for myself (mostly).
I will admit that I only really started watching it last season, simply because the few times I did, I was LOST too. Somewhere I watched an episode that made the mythology of the show very clear and I was struck by how semi-biblical it was, and at that point that I was hooked. I am also a huge fan of time travel/physics stuff, so when that figured into the mix I was engrossed.
What I loved most was how the writers drew all the characters so closely together in the end, and united them in love, so that their heaven involved each other. Free will vs. destiny was a huge theme. How does one's destiny figure in the decisions he makes? If he decides, is it really destiny? If it's really destiny does he really decide? The whole show was about how different decisions affect ultimate outcomes in these ways
Another really cool part of the finale was how they had to help one another "remember" the island and the remembering was called an awakening. Sort of like we help one another "remember" our God-orientation and image, and "awaken" to Him more fully, at which point we are in "heaven."
So many themes and avenues to explore, but only if you're up for it!
Posted by PursuingtheSummit at 10:59 AM