Sociology vs. Walking Dead

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Walking Dead Society has been preparing for natural disasters, chemical spills, and nuclear warfare since the beginning of the Cold War. Fallout shelters have been prepared for presidents and any other citizen who possess a special skill. Weapons have been produced to flatten an entire city to disrupt a person’s health until they die, and to stop a living person in their tracks. We Americans are prepared for anything, or so we thought. What happens to a student studying for a test if all the material that was studied for was for a completely different test? That student would fail the test that wasn’t studied for. A city has been overrun with the undead. Society never prepared for such an event. After waking from a coma in an abandoned hospital, police officer Rick Grimes finds the world he knew gone-ravaged by a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions. Nearby, on the outskirts of Atlanta, a small encampment struggles to survive as “the dead” stalks their every turn. Can Rick and others hold onto their humanity as they fight in this terrifying new world? C. Wright Mill’s notion states that movies tend to have historic contents attached to it. That people create history as it repeats and is self-evident. Analyzing season one, episode one of The Walking Dead, the following questions of what constitutes a society will be answered. What kinds of people are needed to create a successful society? What provide stability and growth in a successful society? In order to understand how to grow, create, and stabilize a society one must understand a norm. In society a norm is a standard model or pattern. In order to survive in a societal norm, a person must obtain an education and employment; be able to pay taxes and own a home; go to the mall, travel, or sight-see the world. If society was to experience a catastrophic failure such as a riot, a terrorist attack, a
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