4. Walkers Even though the show centers on the destiny of both the characters and the world, zombies represent an exterior threat to the survivors. Whether they are called walkers, infected, roamers or biters, zombies are antagonists in The Walking Dead. All zombies are created equal. Even though differences in their interpretations can be found, their main role remains the same – survival on human flesh and/or brain, as well as terrorizing the human race.
In the article “My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead,” Chuck Klosterman explains how everyday life is like zombies and why they are so popular. Zombies are experiencing an up rise in popularity because they are being used in video games and television shows such as “The Walking Dead”. Zombies are becoming more interesting to watch because any kind of sound or smell of a living human draws their attention. For example, the sound of shooting one zombie attracts others zombies to the person doing the shooting. Zombies are becoming more popular because the audience are able to relate to them in numerous ways.
Watching it this second time with the things I have been learning currently in my mind, allowed me to view it in a different perspective. I do agree with the article in saying that it almost humanizes the zombies and allows us to sympathize with them, considering that they are not the bad guy necessarily in this movie. I find it odd that society is attempting to reproduce the same success that vampire love stories have had; I will always have a hard time accepting that due to the fact that zombies are dead and eat brains. That seems more inhuman to me than any other creature. I enjoyed both the article and the movie because I was given the change to broaden my perceptions and analyze zombies in a more profound
In “Our Zombies, Ourselves” author James Parker speaks to moviegoers and monster fans about that slow-moving creature of horror known as the zombie. In the essay, he attempts to uncover the reason for the zombie’s sudden and extreme popularity. To do such a thing he unearths the history of the zombies in film, literature, video games, and other media, and he sheds some light on their real origins – which all lead him to the conclusion that zombies are popular because of their “ex-personhood” (345). Throughout the essay Parker uses analytic language peppered with metaphors, description, and colorful references to some of the latest and greatest depictions of zombies, which help to bring the essay and the monsters to life and keep the audience’s interest. Parker begins the essay with a crash-course on the zombie’s early popularity before moving onto more modern times, beginning with what he considers the start of the zombie’s fame: Romero’s 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead.
Sadly, zombies only onto human flesh and nothing else. Before hiding out, it is important to gather your materials, supplies, and weapons used for survival and killing the zombies. First, find some people who survive with. For example, a group of friends whom you are closer to. You would to pack materials and supplies that is needed.
Creatures that lurk in the dark, possess immortality, and prey on fear or lust, have been popular within the writing, cinema, and play industries for quite some time. In both “Our Zombies, Ourselves” by James Parker, and “Vampires Never Die” by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the popularity of both Vampires and Zombies is brought to light. As for which is most popular, that is left to the reader or moviegoer; some would say zombies, while others would root for the vampire. Regardless of popularity, both zombies and vampires remain embedded in pop culture as a way for people to escape reality, while allowing their imagination to ask the question, where and how each pandemic started. Both zombies and vampires started out as characters in the minds of storytellers, and have developed over time with the help of technology, science, and the human’s deep seated need to escape reality.
When the hunters gather in a field for a barbecue the cinematography and music combined make it seem like a sitcom television show. This lightens the mood and makes the audience believe nothing can go wrong if this is what life is like for the living. The hunters, adorned in full camouflage, heavy boots, and warm hats are having the time of their life with their friends, drinking beer, and shooting zombies. (4) The hunters are a strong symbol for big companies that don’t see the customer but instead just see a paycheck, valuing quantity over quality. Later in the film, Peter and Stephen are seen with guns inside the fake mall shrubbery and topiaries.
Zombies, however, are unemotional being that they are flesh-eating mammals with no remorse for what they do. The region of the brain responsible for these emotions is the limbic system. The limbic system sits atop the brain stem, which is believed to be one of the first parts of the brain to develop, react to stimuli and the most basic in terms of sustaining life. It’s located on both sides of the thalamus and underneath the cerebrum. The limbic system has some specific system functions such as: controlling emotions like anger and fear, responding to pain and pleasure, and controlling aggressive or violent
Raven vs. Christian In a survival situation there are two options: be sensible or be foolish. In a situation where a person must choose between life and death, most people tend to choose life. In How Did This Just Happen the author tells a story of a group of friends who fight day in and day out to survive a zombie apocalypse. Two main characters: Raven and Christian, are alike in multiple ways, however, they could not be more different. In the end, the differences between the two works together to create a magnificent tale.
Could a zombie apocalypse actually happen? When it comes to zombies I am one of those people who don 't believe it is actually possible for it to happen. Since I 've never actually done any research I decided it was time to do just that and find out what it would take for a zombie apocalypse to happen. Now I know zombies are mindless beings that attack people, or at least that 's how video games and movies and TV shows portray them. I also know that there are plenty of ways to create a zombie like person.
I believe monsters have feelings and they are more than what society depicts them as. I think that monsters and humans can go hand in hand. Some humans are more monster like and some monsters can be more human like. Since I have been analyzing zombies mostly over this semester, I view movies and shows such as, The Walking Dead and Warm Bodies differently. I believe that there is more to their character and we should appreciate them more.