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Zombie Monstrosity

English 1102 Debating Monstrosity
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Johanna Blair

on 14 April 2015

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BEHAVIOR
Move in packs
Attracted to sound, heat, or smell
No emotions or intelligence
Perseverance

APPEARANCE
Humanoid
Embody disease/death
Could be anyone
Psychological Threat
Clearly humanoid yet monstrous
Cause mental breakdowns
Cannot be understood
Loss of humanity

SPREAD
Source/transmittance unknown
Easily transferred
Hard to contain
DISEASE PARALLELS
Zombie fungi in ants
Rabies
Ebola
VAMPIRES
killed in various ways
known weaknesses
human intelligence and emotions
not united
often cannot stay hidden
WEREWOLVES
only transform at full moon
transformation takes a while
time to escape
known weaknesses
easily killed


GHOSTS
tied to an area
easily escapable
harm is often more psychological than physical
ZOMBIE MONSTROSITY

Real world parallels
Reanimated corpses
Changes society
Causes all forms of harm
Johanna Blair, Matthew Clark, Matthew Kern, Vivienne Qie
MONSTROSITY
Scary:
anything based in truth that challenges our perception of reality, triggers fear, and causes harm (mental, physical, emotional)
SOCIETAL CHANGES
Lack of morality
Mercy Killing
No Government
Everyone is a soldier
New rules of war

physical Threat
WHAT IS A ZOMBIE?
WHAT IS SCARY?
THE THREAT
iN REALITY...
oTHER MONSTERS
bIBLIOGRAPHY
Total focus is to attack and kill
Aggressive nature
Constant pursuit
Not bound by human limitations
Seemingly endless, come to each others call

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