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Sophia Heiser 14 October 2015 English 102: Monsters in Film & Literature Fall 2015 Professor Yang Coexistence of Conflicting Forces in 28 Weeks Later In 28 Weeks Later, more than one mother figures are presented throughout the film.  Alice, the biological mother of Andy and Tammy, has the most direct relationship to  “monstrosity”, in the form of the Rage virus. Alice’s association with monstrosity is very  complex and not solidly defined; she serves as both a saint and sinner figure, bringing hope and  also chaos to her family and Britain.   Alice’s link to monstrosity is complicated because she’s proven to be a carrier of the  virus but without showing any symptoms of it. On one hand, her blood is infused with the virus  that turns people into monsters; she is literally tainted. However, she does not act like a monster,  as she shows no obvious signs of the Rage virus. Yet she doesn’t act entirely human either, not  speaking when spoken to and instead looking bewildered and afraid for the majority of her role  in the film. This places Alice in an odd position, one of not an entirely human but not entirely  monster. She has the potential to create other monsters, but she herself does not act like one, and 
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