Life and death

''For the orchestral piece, see Life and Death (composition)|"Life and Death" (composition).''
{{I=3x10-death-card.jpg=200=right=The "death" Tarot card, which represents life and death. {{crossref}}}}
Many scenes in ''Lost'' have juxtaposed '''life and death'''. Links have included associating death with the show's many pregnancies and in sometimes triumphantly averting death.

==Birth and death==

{{I=Ji Yeon c.jpg=200=left=Sun brings her baby to Jin's grave. {{crossref}}}}On the Island, Pregnancies at around their 100th day of pregnancy, and Claire once thought the Others planned to kill her to take Aaron. Off-island, Emily Linus died while giving birth to Ben. Claudia was killed right after she gave birth. Locke's birth resulted from a car accident that threatened Emily Locke's life, and Penny's labor sent Desmond running for a doctor. {{crossref}} {{crossref}}

Pregnancy has increased some deaths' emotional impact. Jack covered his Christian's drunken operation until he learned the Beth (hospital). Right before Ana killed Danny (Collision), she announced that his attack had killed her unborn child. Rachel's pregnancy, though a happy moment, initially heightened the tragedy of her cancer, but she eventually beat the disease and successfully gave birth. {{crossref}} {{crossref}}

A young child's presence has twice saved a life. Ben avoided killing Danielle Rousseau after he saw Alex. Years later, he avoided killing Penny when he saw Charlie Hume. {{crossref}}

And on two occasions, though the birth doesn't cause or prevent the death, the show portrayed them together for thematic reasons. Boone, the first survivor to die, died as Aaron was born. Soon after Sun gave birth to Ji Yeon Kwon, she took her to her Jin's grave, revealing his supposed death for the first time. {{crossref}}

Flash sideways world, Sun, Jin, Claire, Kate and Charlie all Awakenings they had died when confronted with a pregnancy or birth. One of the show's final shots shows four characters we'd seen die cradling a baby. {{crossref}}

==Averted deaths==

{{I=Jack Kate Charlie.jpg=200=right=Kate and Jack, soon before they resuscitate Charlie {{crossref}}}}Characters have often resuscitated one another from apparent deaths. The most dramatic example was Jack's resuscitating of Charlie in {{ep}}, a scene that's revisited in {{ep}}, but Jack also resuscitated Rose, and Sawyer resuscitated Michael. {{crossref}} Charlotte Malkin similarly came back from apparent death. Jack saved Charlie and Hurley soon after the crash and operated on Ben, Locke saved Walt and Eko from polar bears, and Desmond saved Charlie from various deaths. {{crossref}} {{crossref}}

The Island's healing properties have repeatedly saved characters from deaths, including stabbings and bullet wounds. {{crossref}} It also healed Rose's cancer. {{crossref}}

Many characters—Jack, Locke, Desmond, Hurley, Michael—have come close to suicide before something interrupted them. A gun not firing also saved Michael from Keamy. Claire refuses assisted suicide for her mother, who eventually recovered from her coma, and Jin twice refused to kill targets. {{crossref}}

==See also==

* Suicide
* Healing


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esVida y muerte
frVie et mort
plZycie i smierc
ptVida e Morte
nlLeven en dood
CategoryRecurring Themes