Jacob/Jack & Locke/MIB connections
Hi there.Â This theory is about the similarities between these characters.Â I have recently started reviewing LOST from the season premier all the way up to the last episode of season 5.Â This theory may be half cocked and premature since i have only watched the first few episodes, but even this early on, it has seemed to verify some thoughts I had after watching season 5 last year.
In the season premier, Jack helps a lot of people.Â He talks to Rose when she is lonely and he helps the us marshall, basically he helps everyone.Â Locke also helps out.Â He kills the boar, he finds vincent etc.
the difference between the two is that in the end, Jack doesn’t ask for anything in return.Â As a matter of fact, he did not ask for anything in return until last season when he asked Kate to tell him what the deal was with Aaron.Â It is the same with Jacob, he gives and he gives, and he doesn’t really ask anything of you until the very end, as illustrated by him asking one of the 316ers to help him.Â And even though they are asking for something, it is really more of a “let your conscience be your guide” type thing, or as Jacob puts it, “you don’t have to, it’s your choice”.
Now on locke’s deal, it is a little different.Â I feel like Locke and MIB have been connected from the very beginning when the plane crashed and Locke could walk.Â The whole mood seems dark when you see a shot of Locke alone.Â Again though, the difference is that Locke/MIB always asks for something in return.Â He helped Michael impress Walt by finding Vincent— in the end, Michael had to blow-up the freighter, Locke was given a gift of walking, in the end he had to sacrifice his life.Â Â Â I am sure that more will pop up as I watch and I plan to keep updating.Â Let me know what you think or if I am completely wrong.Â And do feel free to comment about any other give-take or give-no take moments for Locke & Jack.Â Thank you.