Zombie In Frankenstein

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Throughout time, many individuals and societies have come to know the one and only term that both science and literature have explored--zombies. This term has evolved into many different interpretations to the point where almost all individuals assume that a “zombie” is a false accusation, a fiction’s use for entertainment, a frivolous means to scaring society. Many cultures has skewed many minds into believing that a “zombie” apocalypse is impossible. But what if it is possible? Over time, both literature and science fiction has implemented a stereotypical undead “zombie” that has a stench of the grotesque decaying flesh and wonders around screeching in search for nothing but mushy brains to feast upon. But what if a “zombie” is just a form…show more content…
In the case of literature, no it would not. Many novels and works have skewed different personas of what a “zombie” is truly, basing it off of the myths passed down from the Vodou worshipers. Most of the authors are only striving to find a way to capture the audience by entertaining them with the idea. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, we see a new take on what a “zombie” can be interpreted as a compiled monster that roams around lost and alone. The main character Victor Frankenstein engenders this new being of life -- a monster made out of multiple body parts found at a cemetery and a morgue. He takes the undead parts in order to create a whole undead living being (Shelley). This brings the concept of “zombies” into a new light, for Mary Shelley took a new turn on what the definition of a “zombie” as she used her own imagination to engender a work of fiction, and that’s what it is--fiction. It is not possible to combine multiple dead body parts to make a new being. The body parts’ cells are immobile and unable to reproduce new tissue as a means to keep a body functioning (Weibel, J.). As a result, the concept of a “zombie,” in the perspective of Shelley, is impossible. Scientists are unable to engender life through the means of taking dead body parts from other beings since dead limbs have no possible way of rejuvenating…show more content…
Like in the movie World War Z, humanity can eventually be faced with an “zombie” like disease or parasite that can leave the individual immobile and in a paralyzed state (Forster). Granted that the movie World War Z is a work of fiction, there are still some truths behind the false accusations. The movie presents a plausible notion that an individual can get infected by a “zombie” like virus that could drive all of humanity into hysteria. There has been many
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