Zombie Pedagogy Summary

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In his criticism, “Zombie Pedagogy: Rigor Mortis and the U.S. Body Politic,” Christian Moraru claims that zombies are different than humans. To support his argument he says that zombies are the “epitome of inhumanity”, “the dissimilarity is total”, and “our absolute opposite” (107). Moraru’s argument is unequivocal but not the truth. Moraru’s word choice shows that he believes there are no similarities between zombies and humans. Zombies are more like humans than Christian Moraru claims. The first similarity between zombies and humans is appearance. Christian Moraru states that zombies “are keen on looking absolutely oppos[ite] to how we see ourselves” (107). This statement is completely false. Zombies are decayed human bodies; a decaying body does not necessarily mean it is no longer a…show more content…
Zombies spread their own virus by biting an individual, much like how animals spread rabies. The effect of being bitten by a zombie is that the victim actually becomes a zombie too, unless the zombie who bites the individual decides to complete devour most of the human. Humans can transfer multiple diseases and viruses by contact or by simply contaminating a surface. Numerous viruses like these exist among humans. Also, some parasites and toxins exist that have the capabilities of taking over humans’ and animals’ minds. One example of an infection that can severely affect a brain is Toxoplasma gondii. The effects of this infection can include flu-like symptoms, but the effects can also be as severe as damaging the brain, eyes, and other organs (Toxoplasmosis Frequently Asked Questions). It is known that this infection in rats can ultimately control the rats mind and force these rats to be devoured by cats. It is possible, however unlikely, that a virus similar to that of Toxoplasma gondii can develop and mutate into a much more severe virus that could turn the human race into
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