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When Locke asks Sawyer why he thinks he got to the island, the latter grumbled that his plane happened to crash, then because his raft blew up, because the helicopter couldn’t carry extra weight, etc. To which Locke/the Monster answers, ‘That’s not why you are here’.
— Why are you on this island?
— I’m on this island because my plane crashed, because my raft blew up, because the helicopter I was on was riding one too heavy.
— That’s not why you are here.
Similar questions have been posed in Thornton Wilder’s THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, where the characters were doomed to meet their deaths in the collapse of the bridge as a logical outcome of their lives and personalities. "Is there a direction and meaning in lives beyond the individual's own will?" was the question posed by the author, which is basically fate vs. free will. As a matter of fact, every time a number of people die or get injured in an accident a mind-boggling question raises its ugly head — did some superior force make it happen accidentally on purpose?
Some people believe there’s a cause for everything; others say it’s just a blind chance. Personally I’m inclined to think that chance is an unperceived necessity.