The Walking Dead: Apocalypse Archetype

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“Noah and the Flood”, “Deucalion and Pyrrha”, and “Tower of Babel” all go through the apocalypse archetype. First, the world and the people in it become extremely corrupt. Second, some powerful force causes the apocalypse and ends the world. Lastly, there is a new world created that will supposedly be a better one. In the modern world shows like The Walking Dead follow apocalypse archetype. The Walking Dead is about Walkers (Zombies) walking around the world and a group of survivers trying to survive. The Walking Dead follows the second step of the apocalypse archetype, that a powerful force destroys the world because it is the world destroyed and people trying to survive in it. The stories “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, “The Sniper”, and “Tower of Babel” all follow the first step of the apocalypse archetype, …show more content…

“Dulce Et Decorum Est” shows that no man can say that someone should die in a war for their country unless they have been through war and seen what it does to people. The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” illustrates step one of the apocalypse archetypes, that the world is becoming corrupt. Wilfred Owen, the author of the poem, was trying to tell people that the humans new technologies were destroying each other. When the narrator shot the gas shell, “Gas! Gas! Quick boys! An ecstasy of fumbling, Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time But someone still was yelling out and stumbling and floundering like a man in fire or lime dim through the misty panes and thick green light. As under a green sea, I see him drowning (Owen. Stanza 2). The narrator tells the story of him seeing a new human-made weapon, killing a person in cold blood. The gas shells being dropped in “Dulce Et Decorum Est” shows that the evolution of human technology to kill people lead the humans becoming more corrupt and follows step two of the apocalypse

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