Journal 7

Journal 7 - Journal 7 Stephen King's The Stand speaks of a...

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Journal 7 Stephen King’s The Stand speaks of a second superflu in addition to the first one. The second superflu was according to Glen Bateman “natural death” or “emergency room blues” which basically means that the deaths were the ones that did not manage to adapt to their new environment. It was a demonstration of Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest. It was the final weeding out of the weakest of our species. King makes this clear when he occasionally drops the phrase “No Great Loss” to clarify that these were the people who could not cope with their situation and were not valuable to the human race. When Richard Hoggins died after he over-dosed on drugs, he definitely was not of any value to the human race, it was no great loss indeed. King also spends a whole chapter giving an idea of how 16% of the surviving population was lost by explaining how various people died by their own doing. For example he tells us how a five year old died after losing his family by falling into a large well and
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