Award Date

1-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Journalism and Media Studies

First Committee Member

Anthony Ferri

Number of Pages

72

Abstract

Lost is a popular television show currently aired on the ABC network. The Orphic mysteries are an intricate component to the religion of Greek Mythology. This thematic analysis will work to investigate if Lost can be interpreted as a modern application of the Orphic mysteries. It will develop a theoretical perspective of Lost based upon the Orphic mysteries by reviewing literature that will uncover possible contemporary adaptations or metaphorical connections between each artifact. In-depth research will be performed on the units of analysis: Lost's individual characters, their relationships to one another, and their similarity to the characters of the Orphic mysteries. The assumed plot theme that (im)moral decisions during one's existence on Earth will result in their being fated to either Heaven or a reincarnation to another life on earth, numerology, and the dualities which exist between good and evil and darkness and light within each artifact will be addressed.

Keywords

Analysis; Example; Lost; Mysteries; Orphic; Thematic

Controlled Subject

Journalism; Mass media

File Format

pdf

File Size

1095.68 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/n2lv-18ci


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