"Lost" finale's secret lessons

What happened to the characters on the show -- and what do their fates really teach us?

Published May 24, 2010 3:10PM (EDT)

The finale is over, but what did we learn? We looked at each of the character's fates to find out what the show is really telling us about life -- and death.

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By Heather Havrilesky

Heather Havrilesky is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, The Awl and Bookforum, and is the author of the memoir "Disaster Preparedness." You can also follow her on Twitter at @hhavrilesky.

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