Zombie Metaphor Essay

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The zombie is used as a metaphor in many different movies and pieces of literature. The zombie metaphor can represent many different types of people. In many films or movies such as 28 Hours Later or Dawn of the Dead, the zombie is a bad and monstrous presence. In So Now You’re a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead by John Austin, the roles are switched and the zombie is the main focus and the human is not. In the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, the zombie is a metaphor for a for people who at without using their brain due to brainwashing. Lastly, in the Nurses’ Role in the Prevention of Solanum Infection: Dealing with a Zombie Epidemic by David Stanley the zombie is used as a metaphor for people who are sick with extremely contagious or unknown diseases. In So Now You’re a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead by John Austin the zombie is used as a metaphor for regular people within society. This novel is created for humor. This book by John Austin turns the regular zombie upside down by personifying and making the zombie more human. Usually, the zombie is an evil or monstrous presence while the humans are the good. On the…show more content…
The zombie is used to constantly representing different types of people in society. The zombie can represent ordinary citizens in society who are just trying to survive and live in the world, sick or unhealthy people, or even as people who are brainwashed by terrorist organizations. Due to the zombie entering pop-culture, most people understand what a zombie is. When it is used as a metaphor people have literature and their own preconceived notions about what a zombie is. The zombie can be a humorous character in literature or movies. Although, using the zombie as a metaphor for a member of a terrorist group is not humorous and allows people to understand potential reasons to why people would join different terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda or
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