The Best Summary of the Meaning Of LOST I’ve Read…
Please check out this summary of the meaning of LOST that was written on the Dark UFO Web site.
I think it sums up how I’ve felt about the show ending and the meaning behind everything that happened.
Some may think that the series finale of the show was cheesy or a “cop out”, but I was satisfied. I think too many people came up with too many theories and got their minds going a million miles an hour. This led to a lot of unnecessary disappointment.
Anyways…click the link below for the full summary and let me know if you agree.
From Dark UFO:
“Everyone dies sooner or later, kiddo…some died before you, some long after.” This line spoken by Christian Shepard was the line which made everything come together for me. The alternate-reality which we have been watching all season was not Purgatory. Purgatory implies that LOST is a Catholic show, however, given the window pain in the Church at the end of the episode shows that many faiths were used in this ending. Now, I am not a big fan of religion trying to pop its head out from the cracks to show us a hidden message, and this was not that. This was simply death, and the place that one goes afterwards, be it Christianity, Buddhism, or even Evolutionism.
This side-ways reality was just the place in which one goes after death, before they are able to move on. This place could last 10, 100, or even 1,000,000 years. But for the viewer, that might be hard to understand because in that place, there is no time – no “here and now” as Jack’s dad says. Being so used to a schedule and time as we are, it’s hard to fathom that time does not exist, and that what we were seeing of as ‘time’ in this “flash-sideways alt-reality” was not as we know time.
For example, the line “some died before you, some long after” tells us that even though most of our main characters have met back up with each other around the same time in this flash-sideways, some have been in this place long before others. The dialogue between Hurley and Ben outside the church prove this, when Hurley says to Ben, “You were a great number 2”, in which Ben replies, “And you were a great number 1.” Meaning, Hurley and Ben went on to protect the island, maybe even for a thousand years, before someone replaced Hurley and Ben just as they replaced Jacob and Richard.