Naughty Librarian Lover (llnaughty) wrote in flight815islost,
Naughty Librarian Lover
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flight815islost

meta-theory

i dunno if this has been mentioned elsewhere, since i don't dare think of myself as that original, but i think the mystery of the island and of the survivors is tied to promises. it seems like at least the main characters have either made promises they couldn't keep or have had promises made to them that weren't kept.

jack of course promised his future/ex-wife that he could fix her, but he couldn't, not really, not without whatever miracle happened (that may or may not involve desmond, but desmond brought up the "what if you could fix her").

michael couldn't keep the implied promise of being a parent for walt until recently (and i'm sure it wasn't just implied but i can't remember if or how michael said he'd take care of walt but couldn't).

sawyer promised to find the man who conned his parents and instead became that (type of) man.

charlie's older brother broke a promise to protect him.

maybe promise isn't the right word, it conjures up too much of a concrete, explicit agreement "i promise to..." but there are a lot of unspoken promises. locke was conned by his dad, who abandoned him when he was born anyway, more broken parental "promises". jin and sun took wedding vows (promises) which they couldn't keep to each other, jin because he got sucked into his father in law's world, and sun was going to leave him. kate, didn't she promise something or another to her childhood boyfriend? i don't remember.

anywho. it's not very well thought out but it's been brewing in my mind for weeks.
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