I'm still looking for the demarcation lines of Good and Evil.
I was just telling someone how great the book (and miniseries) "The Stand" by Stephen King is, and I started to think about its connections to LOST according to TPTB. Lots of comparisons have been made between the two. But the one thing that The Stand has that LOST doesn't have (yet?), is defined good and evil sides. As the survivors of the superflu traveled to their final destinations for an event that they didn't quite understand yet, we weren't sure about the intentions of some of the travelers. Then as they each converged on Boulder and Las Vegas, we knew which side they were fighting for. So I'm trying to think of the LOST story in the same way to be more patient. While it's been frustrating that many of the islanders and factions have very fuzzy ethical boundaries and that sometimes I don't know which "side" to cheer for, I'm hoping that as we inch toward the end of the story, the "good and bad sides" will become clear like in The Stand. Do you think?
On a LOST/Stand factoid note: According to Wiki, Charlie Pace was loosely based on the character of Larry Underwood in The Stand. That sounds possible as both are musicians corrupted in the music business, get one big hit with a dubious song, find true love after tragedy, and redemption via self-sacrifice. I have to say though, "You All Everybody" seems like a better song than, "Baby, Can You Dig Your Man", heheh.
Also now that I think about it, Locke in his blowing-everything-up mission reminds me a lot of Trashcan Man. Trashy kept saying, "My life for you," while burning down cities on his way to Vegas. And Locke has dedicated his new life to serving the island, by blowing up everything he can along his pilgrimage. Hmmm, another similarity TPTB?