Jan 10, 2008

The Brothers Karamazov - Balloon Clue

Thanks to Sue for the following.

I have 4 screen shots that has to do with The Brothers Karamazov from the chapter 2 found in hidden balloon picture. Not sure if this info is any good but worth a look

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16 comments:

dharmabum14 said...

This novel is key to one of the main themes of Lost. Dostoevsky uses two of the brothers to carry on his own inner struggle with the existence vs the non-existence of God. This comes up all the time on the show along with people's guilt around their various harmful deeds and the Others' list of 'good ones' – people supposedly worth saving. I think the Others have a messed-up idea of ethics and spirituality – sort of dharma mixed with Christianity and some kind of cult worship of Jacob. The brainwashing room is an example of an initially spiritual plan gone very wrong.

jrcaporal said...

but thats old, from s2

dharmabum14 said...

Jrcaporal, nothing is useless just because it was in a past season. It's all one mystery – all these tidbits accumulate to finally show us what it all means. Why are these people who have so many past connections to each other and so much guilt gathered in this mysteriously powerful place?

Thomasriekki said...

I noticed this clue also, but couldn't figure out what it meant. Good work!

Jake Chambers said...

I didn't find this as a clue for season 2... now I don't even remember what I found... but this doesn't mean anything I think. John gave Ben the brothers Karamazov to read and Ben drew the map on this page... it's just that, nothing else, I think.

*.arty said...

Actually, Lock gave this book to "Henry" when he was in the "The Swan" station as a prisoner, in "Maternity Leave", then Ana Lucia ask Henry to write her a map of the ballon, so he used the first page of the book.

*.arty said...

ups! Jake chambers beat me!

johnlocke said...

regarding the strange projections on sam's desk and in the bedroom..I tried to make some adjustements with Photoshop to spotlight these hidden layers..hope they can be somehow useful

Desk
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/719/layerbackgroundfc1.jpg

Bedroom
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7652/darkenedwa0.jpg
(there are some written numbers/letters)

and here's the circle in detail
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3438/comparisontb6.jpg

Monk Satyr said...

dharmabum14 said : "...struggle with the existence vs the non-existence of God."

yup and another main theme in the novel (frickin GREAT book, btw, anyone have extra time on their hands should give this one a go) is the idea of 'sins of the father' and patricide - yeah, just a few connections to Lost ;)

Jake Chambers said...

Extra time... lol... I had to read it in SCHOOL! :D I love russian realism...

Bolivar Baez (2006-5715) said...

johnlocke, got this present for you

http://bolivar.baez.googlepages.com/superposbest.jpg

MoonWalkers said...

Bolivar Baez Nice find....i can't see the map in the real picture....

tdciago said...

Notice what happens when the title page of the book is turned over to draw the map. The KAR is covered up with writing, and...

AMAZOV backwards becomes VOSAMA.

MoonWalkers said...

can you do the same thing up the pc portable ... looks like text on left of the light

MoonWalkers said...

The real map:

http://www.docarzt.com/desktopequations.jpg

MoonWalkers said...

look here:

http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=find815iz3.jpg