Magic, science and religion outline

To put it simply people can dream of haunting the

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because zombies are too uncanny for us to accept, they are far too close to us to be romanticized. To put it simply, people can dream of haunting the night as a Vampire or Werewolf but at the end of the day too many people find themselves staring into the eyes of a zombie in the mirror. Its easy for people to say that zombies aren't receiving the same treatment as other mystical creatures simply because they are little more than corpses, but I find this answer to be insufficient. Vampires at their core are also the risen dead, and the initial descriptions of Dracula do not exactly paint a pretty picture. Werewolves too offer little to be excited about unless once a month you enjoy mindlessly savaging anyone around you. However, both these creatures received a makeover, and things that were once a curse became a whimsical fantasy. Zombies
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though, have seen little of the love that their monstrous brethren have, and I would argue that it is because deep down people are actually terrified of zombies. A zombie is what every human being truly and rightly fears. The loss of ambition, identity, emotion, of anything that made you human. The crush of time, the erosion of will and love and life that we all face, the zombie represents it all. A zombie is a person that has forgone all but the most basic functions, it just goes, it does not know why. The scariest thing about zombies is that it is entirely possible to become one.
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  • Fall '12
  • Yurguis
  • Werewolf, The Zombies, George A. Romero, Shapeshifting

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