Natasha Johnson Eng. 101 T-Th 12:30-1:45 Brains: To Eat or Not to Eat : A Comparison of Early Zombie Films to the Walking Dead Fast zombies, slow zombies, Haitian zombies, Riot Zombies, Flesh Eating zombies, Intelligent zombies, dumb zombies…..what do these all have in common might you ask? They all originated from the same basic origin: Fear of the dead rising back to life and overtaking our society as we now know it. For some reason the thought of our deceased loved ones coming back to life and preying on our brains strikes fear into the hearts of the living. Within the confinement of these pages I will illustrate what a “zombie” film should and should not entail, and how far the image of the zombie has progressed into our modern day visage of the term.
The main character lives in a small hovel with about six other family members. Aside from the cramped quarters, the hut is infested with slugs. Most all the inhabitants of the hut want to do away with the slug infestation by simply killing them with salt. For the main character, however, the slugs remind her of Japanese victims immediately after the dropping of the atomic bomb, helpless, innocent, burned, and melted. In the beginning of the short story, the them involving the desire to forget various parts of history in exemplified by the main characters habits of alcohol consumption and tendency to consume sleeping pills during the middle of the day.
Rebecka Gilliam Professor Paul Stark Hum 2020 December 3, 2013 Can a Zombie Have Memories? How do you classify a zombie? Are they just undead, can they be more? Zombies have the following basic characteristics: undead, brainless, and an unsaturated desire to eat human flesh. Slowly, our society is changing the basic zombie, they still want to consume us, however they are gaining intelligence, thoughts and possibly holding on to memories.
The story is split into two parts, one being from the point of view of the humans, and the second from the point of view of one of many aliens that came onto Earth. It juxtaposing two separate but connected narratives. The story is about the humans killing the aliens without realising they were not originally from Earth. Both the stories show a Nature versus Human conflict. In the story, “There Will Come Soft Rains”, Bradbury shows the destruction, and death of a large part of the human race, “The house stood alone in a city of rubble and ashes.
ZOMBIE: The cultural phenomenon So what is this cultural phenomenon with Zombies anyway? We know the film industry is teaming with these films, but it also goes beyond that to overtake us in literature and television. We constantly find ourselves drawn to these types of fiction or entertainment in growing numbers. Every person on earth that I do not personably know, or that you don’t know, will be a Zombie when we run out of food and water. The cultural zombie phenomenon is caused by the human preservation instinct, this instinct or knowledge that humanity has already condemned us to extinction.
Zombies, or whatever turns regular human beings into zombies, change that drastically. The essence of life leaves the human body for the most part, and a physical representation of death is all that is left. The change in the body’s appearance is obvious. Imagine that you are talking to your friend Jeffery about the previous episode of The Walking Dead when a zombie runs up to you, and tackles and bites your friend. You manage to kill the zombie, but not too long after that something is different about your friend, aside from the bite on his shoulder.
If we look at Henry internal dialogue we see that, he had gone on leave to a place where he was always drunk and waking upon women who he was unfamiliar with. Henry felt as if he was alone in the world. “When you knew that was all there was…not knowing who it was with you and the world all unreal in the dark, sure that this was all and all and all and not caring”. This held to be true until Henry met Nurse
Although there seemed like no way out of death camps, a few rebellions took place in some famous death camps. The method of killing the prisoners in death camps was typically poison gas. (Wikipedia, 2008) Germans use the poison gas from a chemical company called BASF. The people who were too weak to work were sent to the gas chambers to be killed. (Judaism, 2008) The gas chambers had small windows for Nazis to watch the prisoners die.
Later in the story this character stays late at a bar as well. Feeling the café as a refuge, he tries not to go home. He tells himself that he has insomnia, but this is just a cover for being lonely like the older man. Ironically, I related mostly to the young waiter. I feel that most people would not.
In Tim o’ briens “the man I killed” the authors concept on dehumanization was a sense of fantasy.as protagonist in the short story tim dehumanizes his victim by killing him with a grenade in the villages of my khe. As tim starts to describe the wounds that the dead soldier inflicted, he starts to build upso much guilt and confusion for the guy. Foretelling an entire life for his victim as if he knew the dead soldier beforehand. For example “He was not a fighter,his health was poor, his body small frail. He liked books.