Perhaps the best example of the stark differences between the characters is how the run their settlements. Starting with the TV show, the Woodbury represented on the screen is a cookie cutter picture of post-apocalyptic small town America. There are an average amount of well adjusted men and women, young and old. The people that reside on Woodbury are oblivious to the man the Governor is. The tone of the settlement is one of sanctuary and happiness. They grow their own food, and everyone is protected. No one is seriously harassed or injured, and they help each other.
“There are about sixty inhabitants clinging to the secure sector on the north side of town, keeping to themselves mostly, eking out an existence on scraps, most of them so paranoid and mistrustful of each other that they rarely even come out of their private hovels. They live in deserted condos and empty stores, and they have no organized leadership whatsoever. It’s amazing that any of them had the initiative to begin building a wall. In Woodbury, it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves” (Kirkman 26)
How each Governor runs their Woodbury is a perfect representation of their personalities. The cookie cutter, almost too perfect, small town is a mirror of how that Governor represents himself. He seems welcoming at face value, but as you get deeper into his character, and into the town, you begin to see the cracks in his façade. The novelized Governor runs his settlement with an iron fist. He controls every aspect of his territory and he is excellent at heightening the paranoia within the group. He hides the darker and seedier parts of himself, but his community sees his parts of his brutality and they welcome him with open arms.
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...as the motivation for TV’s The Walking Dead Philip Blake is driven to take what isn’t his for the sake of gaining power.
Overall while taking away a character’s racial identity you take away what makes the character interesting. Brian Blake was a rounded character, he had his reason for doing what he did in order to keep his brother alive through himself. While in the TV show Philip Blake was driven for a quest for power, and finding a way to save his zombie daughter. That was all he was as a character, his motives throughout the season’s hardly changed. Changing race matters in a narrative because who the character is, their background, influences the narrative as a whole. Even though Brian Blake’s race isn’t mentioned except in the first few chapters, how he is represented throughout the rest of the narrative is dependent of who he is and that including his race.
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