She was bit by a zombie. That means the undead creature may be around still. If on cue, a groan started ringing out. I quickly located the knife set we had in our kitchen, picking out the big butcher knife. Gripping it tightly, I closed my eyes, remembering what my dad said whenever we watched a zombie show.
He was a prisoner for life, and now his one ray of light was to be extinguished." (69) However, their suicide attempt failed to leave Ethan crippled and disfigured and Mattie paralyzed. Mattie's injuries prevented her from going anywhere making her just as bad as Zeena. Like Zeena, she never left the house and was constantly needing help. She lost everything that made her who she was.
Zeena becomes suspicious of the two and wants Mattie to leave their house, and get a replacement maid that was recommended by the doctor. The ending of the story ends in an unpredicted way; Ethan and Mattie try to commit suicide by running themselves into an elm tree while coasting. The attempt was a failure and Zeena was stuck caring for the two instead of her being the sick one. Wharton portrays the disastrous fate of the characters fairly in Ethan Frome because Ethan regrets marrying his wife after meeting
In the novel The Ice Storm, by Rick Moody, Elena Hood is a quiet character. Due to the emotional abuse she received in her childhood, Elena is unable to shown any affection towards herself or her family. She delivers a cold and unmotherly vibe towards her children whom never expect anything out of their mother. Elena prefers to stay in solitude and does not get involved with her children unless it’s to call them down for dinner. Elena’s relationship with her husband is dissipating quickly.
In the end she even fled out of her society in the wilds, she sacrificed her own safety to be with the person she fell in love with and stand up against the government. There are several reasons for her breakout, the day she saw the crypts Lena found out her mother was still alive which means that her aunt and her uncle lied to her the whole time about the death of her mother so she
In 2010 I was a zombie cowgirl for Halloween.I went trick or treating with my mom and my brother,Antone.We started trick or treating at our friend's house,then we went up the hill.I was seeing shadows, I was very scared that night, that weren’t there.The seven year old me was not ok with the night. After, we went back to our friends house to switch out candy. When we got there, there was at least ten kids there. My friend had came to trick or treat with their families too. Finally, we were ready to leave but when we started to back up we heard CRUNCH.We hit someone's car.We got in a car accident, it wasn’t to bad, no one got hurt.While I started to think of the dangers of the situation(that's what I do) it started to rain.We sat in the rain waiting for someone to help us.My costume was messed up, my makeup was running down my face and then the scabs were gone.By now I probably looked like a real zombie.
At the opening sequence, we see various people working at jobs with minimal pay, perform the same, tiring, daily routine with very little thought. It gives off the impression that these people are already zombies themselves.Seemingly mindless beings, unaware and/or uninterested in what is around them. It isn’t much different from a great part of the global population, keeping their faces glued to the screen on their mobile devices as we are generally unattentive to important matters unfolding around us, only focusing on our electronic devices, unable/uncaring to fix the flawed system we are part of. Taking a look at what we might become (or already are) makes it frightening, a factor discussed in Amy Wilentz’s “A Zombie is a Slave Forever” article. “The zombie is scary...in a primordial way, too...The zombie is devoid of consciousness and therefore unable to critique the system that has entrapped him”
Although not directly a result of Zeena’s distrustful demeanor, the cat acts on her behalf while she is away seeing a doctor in the next town over. Seen most prominently in Ethan and Mattie’s dinner scene, the cat often seems to make attempts at breaking up the two lovers. The animal makes pointed efforts to keep Ethan and Mattie from developing anything more than a friendship, and acts like a nagging wife keeping her husband from getting to know any other women too well, as would be Zeena’s role if she were home at the time. Ethan and Mattie’s neglect towards the cat’s preventative actions causes the feline to smash the red glass pickle dish symbolic of Ethan and Zeena's love and marriage.
Following the return of her husband as a walking, and talking, corpse, she was (oddly) not too shocked – however, it complements the theme of the story – but remained edgy. After she told her “dead” husband to leave, she had subsequent, eerie, visits from the so-called “marching dead”. Two zombies came to her door to inform her that the rising of the dead was due to her husband’s promise to return to her, refusing to remain dead (MacNabb, 2012, para. 27). This left her in confusion, to the point where she questioned the value of life.
With the upper-society worried about a possible French invasion and a lower-class revolution brewing, introducing zombies - creatures who have no place in the ordinary social classification and often representing uprisings - seems like the perfect way to shed light on these issues. Comparison The plotline remains largely the same as that of the original