LOST Thought : Sawyer Nickname Origin # 15

Warning: Approaching Lost Love Triangle Zone. Enter At Own Risk 😉

As Kate
is staring out at the ocean, comtemplating whether to stay on the beach or go back to the caves, up saunters Sawyer with a ” Well, well, well. If it ain’t the belle of the ball”, pointing out a couple of her potential suitors {Jack and Sayid} Of course, he wouldn’t be one of them 😉 . ( House of the Rising Sun, Season One).

According to Dictionary.com,

belle –noun 1. a woman or girl admired for her beauty and charm.
2. the most beautiful, charming, or engaging woman or girl among a number: the belle of the ball.

[Origin: 1615–25; < F; OF bele < L bella, fem. of bellus fine, good-looking. See beau]
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

It could be said that the most well known “belle of the ball” of all time is Scarlett O’Hara from the book (Margaret Mitchell) and movie ” Gone with the Wind”. Scarlett is a gorgeous and charming but also a very stubborn and selfish woman. She uses whatever is at her disposal to get who/what she wants, despite the consequences. But through personal hardship ( some of it brought on by her own bad behavior) and the Civil War, in the end , Scarlett learns what really matters to her and what is most valueable: Love for her home and for a man that she may have ostrasized forever. And yet, she will continue to survive and choose what she never would have before: Hope. ( And as we learned from Sayid ” Hope is a dangerous thing to lose”. 😉 )

Kate is a bit of a ” Scarlett” herself.( “If I want your spot, I’ll get your spot” ) Many a man has been charmed by Ms. Austen ( or whatever her name is this week). And several paid dearly for it, even though some were of dubious character themselves: Jason, Ed Mars, Tom Brennan, Ray, Kevin, etc. etc.) Some of her motives where purely self perservatory, others because she thought she knew what was “best” for someone else.

Sayid has faded into the background since this episode in who are the main men in Kate’s sights. She has “narrowed it down” to Jack (Ashley Wilkes) and Sawyer ( Rhett Butler) .

Jack is the man she “should ” be with , Sawyer is the man she “can’t help ” but be with. Ironically, it was Jack who gives Kate the “Rhett” speech and is threatened by the “ghost” of Sawyer in ” Something Nice Back Home”.

In the end, Scarlett played too much on both sides of the fence and ends up with neither man. Will this be Kate’s fate as well? Maybe she has a “Tara” of her own that will ease the pain and give her hope? Wonder what/who that will be?

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