Good of the group vs. good of the individual
After watching the latest episode, this is the conclusion I have come to about the team selection and potential replacements.
There are obviously teams. What divisions, we don’t know. I think the two island dwellers, well Jacob at least, see out good for group individuals. Like, who will sacrifice for the betterment of the group. Jack is one of these candidates. For example, I think Jack is wired (not literally) to always try to do what is beneficial to the group. Jack thinks he can always fix things. I think Jacob recognizes this and is why Jack is a candidate. I think Christian was perhaps in the individual group and because of this is why the two, Jack and Christian, had such differing viewpoints and opinions. If you recall in the episode White Rabbit, after Jack returns home as a young boy with a shiner, Christian tells him not to choose, he doesn’t have what it takes. And yet, he continues to choose throughout his life.
It is for this reason that I think the ‘Kwon’ scribbled in the cave and on the lighthouse dial is for Jin and not Sun. Jin is a “group” thinker whereas Sun strikes me as selfish and would be on the other team. Then again I am not sure who claimed the lighthouse or who claimed the cave as their own.
The other team, or MIB’s, is the individuals group. The group that will always look out for numero uno first and foremost, the Sawyer’s and Kate’s. These people make up the candidates for MIB replacements. However someone like Kate, who tried to save Aaron then tried to reunite the two, isn’t exactly a clear cut candidate for being an individual. But she is close.
I also have been thinking about that whole scales thing with the two rocks… I wonder if the light and dark stones represent the amount of goodness and evilness currently present inside an individuals soul at that moment. Now whichever way that scale is tipping when you abruptly run into Smoke Monster is how you are judged. I am one of those people who isn’t sold that Jacob is “good” because of his attire or that MIB is the “evil” one because he wants to kill Jacob. I do think though that these two men play a role in determining how the scale for each individual rests. I am not even sure if Jacob and MIB are real people but rather a representation of what those two little people, like we used to see in Daffy Duck cartoons, on your shoulders are whispering in your ear, one telling you to do good, the other instructing you to do bad. I think maybe Jacob and MIB are the opposing good/evil forces inside all of the Losties heads. Ours too. Pulling and tugging in both directions until you finally meet up with Smokie.
Walt – I think Walt is a beacon, or magnet, to the island. I think perhaps he was born there and due to this, has become island magnetized. Like Charlotte. Like Aaron. I think these beacon individuals can be used to return, maybe even find, the island. Which is why Aaron had to be raised there, so that no one from the outside world could use him to get to the island.
On a humorous (to me anyways) side note, almost every time I type the word ‘Jacob’, I either miss hitting the shift key with the J so it comes out lowercase or I type Jacon instead of Jacob. So it is either going to be jacob or Jacon from here on out.
Hope to hear many nice, kind, civil thoughts.