(SPOILER) Another Dear Esther speculation, please tell me what you think about it
I thought about another possible theory about the ending of Dear Esther: the narrator and the player are actually the same person, and the narrator is actually Esther's husband. Esther is dead in a car accident, and looking to those ecography, it is possible she was pregnant. But in one of the two possible ending scripts, the narrator says that "Esther is like a nest [...] in whice eggs unbroken form like fossils". The broken eggs appear frequently in the game, and many people thought it's because Esther lost both her life and the one of the unborn baby during the car accident. But the eggs, the narrator says, are unbroken, and they "form like fossils": does it means that Esther's son was already dead at the time of the accident? Probably Esther and her husband knew it, from the moment he suggests he had gone to pick up Esther from somewhere, and when he saw her she had her last drink in her hand; maybe she was indeed drunken for the news, and the narrator too. Esther's husband sometimes speaks of the drunken driver as he was talking about himself, and near the end he says HE was not drunken. Is this a way he tries non to feel guilty? If Esther was his wife, why did he had to STEAL her ashes, as he often says? Maybe he wasn't welcome there, because he was drunk at the time of the accident. Also, I think is possible that Paul actually had a heart attack, maybe caused by a gull that was flying low. The narrator tries, for years, to blame Paul or a break failure for the accident, when he and Esther caused it due to the shock for the death of the baby while she was already pregnant; when she checked this, she called her husband to pick her up from the hospital, and returning they had their car to crash with Paul's one. This is why the narrator identifies with Paul, because he was convinced for so much time he was to blame for that deadly mistake; Paul and the narrator are like Jakobson, a poor shepard who wanter a good life, and suddenly he died for a fall in the darkness (the accident); Esther is like Donnely, both with a great deal on their own (Donnely was writing a History of Hebrides, she was carrying a baby in her belly), but then all their expectations vanished (Donnely couldn't find the hermit's bones, she lost her baby) and both started self-destroying (Donnely became a drug addicted and she was drunk like her husband, so she couldn't help him avoding the accident).
That's it, this is my own interpretation of Dear Esther. Tell me what do you think about it. English is not my native language, so if there's anything that is not clear, ask me and I'll try to explain you better.