After doing my Easter Egg post the other day, I realized that there were too many other good literature references on Lost to just leave it at that. So, here are some other literary references that were featured in Lost.
Mark Twain: James Ford, AKA Sawyer, names himself after Tom Sawyer. Anthony Cooper also makes the joke upon hearing this that Huck Finn was already taken.
JK Rowling: “Dude, it looks like someone steamrolled Harry Potter.” – Hurley to Sawyer
Lewis Carroll: There are many references to Lewis Carroll’s works, especially Alice in Wonderland. The concept of the white rabbit is mentioned and seen in many of the situations throughout Lost.
Judy Blume: Sawyer is seen reading “Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret?” on the island, and he makes the comment to Kate that it is predictable.
Charles Dickens: Sawyer makes a couple of references to the Ghosts in Dickens classic “The Christmas Carol.”
C.S. Lewis: The character Charlotte Staples Lewis, is a reference to Clives Staples Lewis. The Dharma Initiative Post is called The Lamp Post, which is a reference to “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.”
Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 is seen on Benjamin Linus’s shelf in the episode, “Dead is Dead.”
William Golding: “Folks down on the beach might have been doctors and accountants a month ago, but it’s Lord of the Flies time now.” – Sawyer
John Steinbeck: Sawyer tells The Man in Black that “Of Mice and Men” is his favorite book.
Many of the titles throughout the series were based on titles of books, such as “White Rabbit”, “Through the Looking Glass”, and “A Tale of Two Cities.”
Many of the characters were influenced by literature and philosophers, such as Charlotte, Rousseau, Sawyer, Desmond, and Juliet. I am sure there were many more 😉
More fun facts at http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Literary_works
Thanks to Jorie @ http://joriesreads.wordpress.com/ for giving me some tips on some fun literary references for this post!