Sunday, September 27, 2009

LT302: The Arts


I head an interesting theory about LOST being a prison camp. The evidence if one looks for it is there: temple walls, indoctrination rooms, wardens and guards, security fences, work farm, food drops, slave ship, etc. It is not uncommon for prisons to have been used for social experimentation as well.

We do know that Hurley and Libby were mental patients at one time. Add in those who think they see dead people and other strange stuff and we have ourselves a Cuckoo Nest that Jack Nicholson would be at home with!

I’m not sure how to specifically apply this theory since the writer was vague on those details, but the idea made me stop and ponder. Share you ideas!


SAWYER: Your name.

COOPER: A conman goes by many names friend. I've been Alan Seward, Anthony Cooper, Ted MacLaren, Tom Sawyer, Louis Jackson, and Paul...
SAWYER: Tom Sawyer.
COOPER: I was young and Huck Finn was taken. And the ladies loved that one. Made me charming.
SAWYER: Well how about that.
COOPER: How about what?
SAWYER: Sawyer's my name too.

I was going through old episodes and this exchange caught my attention. I decided to look up Huck Finn on Wiki and see what I could learn. Here is a snippet along with my comments in parenthesis:

The main theme of this book, according to author Mark Twain, is the conflict between consciousness and conscience (talk about LOST!). Huck is the son of a vagrant drunkard (Ben’s father). Huck is adopted by the Widow Douglas in return for saving her life (decisions and consequences). The widow attempts to "civilize" the newly rich Huck. Huck is kidnapped by his father but manages to fake his own death and escape to Jackson's Island (did someone say island?), where he coincidentally meets Jim, a slave (like on the Black Rock ship?) of the Widow Douglas's sister, Miss Watson. Jim is running for freedom because he has found out that Miss Watson plans to "sell him South" for eight hundred dollars. The two take a raft down the Mississippi in the hope of finding freedom from slavery for Jim and freedom from his father and controlling foster parent for Huck (the whole father-son theme).

Now I’m convinced that LOST is a retelling of Huckleberry Finn. HA!


Several LOST-related activities continue to be released including some new posters on the Carlton and Damon Polar Bear website.

There are hidden clues for the computer geek to find, but nothing overly revealing to me at this point. I’ll keep you posted if something pops out as a vital clue.


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