The Last Of Us Analysis

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Ashley Nunes English Essay September 30th, 2013 The story of the Syrian rebel Abu Yassin is similar to the life of the man, Joel, in the gameplay of the video game, The Last of Us. They're similar in many ways, such as the life leading up to the conflict, the nature of the stuggle both men face during the entire period and the internal conflict both the characters have that also related to the conflict. In The Last Of Us, the entire world is under attack with a Zombie Apocolypse due to a fungal infection outbreak. Now having to rely on nature to fight for his survival, he also had to live on with the constanct reminder of his now deceased daughter. The life of Abu Yassin leading up to the conflict is similiar to the life of Joel's…show more content…
"We hope this bad dream is going to end,' he says. He sweeps his hands around the principal's office. "This is a school! Where are the children? Where are they?!'." (Found on page 6, paragraph 13, coloumb 4). Abu Yassin believes that everything can be brought back together again, he believes that the world can once again be brought back to normal. He believes that anything can happen. "You can do anything if you think!" (Found on page 6, paragraph 16, coloumb 4). But for Yassin, for making his weapons more distructive, powerful and homemade, he would first create them in his mind. "In January, Yassin got hold of a machine shop in the old city so he could start producing the weapongs he saw in his head." ( Found on page 3, paragraph 9, columb 3.) He would also get his ideas from other places, and build up from them, such as videogames. "When I ask about one odd-looking 15-foot-long wooden trebucket, which it's proud creator is using to hurl 4-pound framentation bombs, he tells me he got the idea from the videograme, Age of Empires." (Found on page 4, paragraph 2, columb 1). For Joel, he relies on what he has around him to get what he needs and to make weapon, almost like Yassin. To create weapons, he grabs what he can find and creates them on his own. For example, when he has a regular gun, he would find binoculars and add it to the gun, making it easier for him to see any enemies far…show more content…
He wants everything to be normal. He wants to see his family again. He wants Syrianto become what it once was before the rebels took over. He hates killing people. "I hate this,' he says, glancing around his room full of weapons." (Page 6, paragraph 12, columb 3) . He hates killing innocent lives. "These things are for killing people,' he tells me. "Every time I make a bomb, I feel sorrow'." (Found on page 5, paragraph 4, columb 2) The internal conflict that Joel has the connection he has with the 14-year-old Ellie, that he becomes closer to throughtout the game play, and his deceased daughter, Sarah. He finds himself loving the little girl as if that is his daughter, and ends up making his priority to protecting Ellie from everything. He doesn't want to think about his dead daughter, and hates bringing it up, but he learns to accept it, and move on from what has happened. Yassin and Joel have many similar comparrisons. They want to fight for what they believe in, but they don't want voilence. They both had their worlds flipped upside down and had to quickly adapt to the sudden changes of the new world. They both share similar inner conflicts and both simply just want the world to be what it once was
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