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The closeness of the zombie is why it can never be

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The closeness of the zombie is why it can never be embraced. In most media dealing with zombies they are always violently repelled, hacked to bits, dismembered, decapitated, destroyed. While vampires and werewolves get to fall in love, zombies still get crushed, and battered. People need to see zombies be eliminated because it is cathartic for them, not just because of the violence, but because people want to see life triumph over stagnation. When some plucky survivor sinks an ax into the skull of a zombie the audience cheers, not only for the cheap thrills, but because when the survivor chooses to fight it gives them hope, maybe they can kill the zombie inside themselves. Death is the inevitable conclusion of all of our lives, but dieing isn’t something that happens at the end of your life. People are not afraid of being dead, there is actually very little to fear about being dead, people are afraid of dieing. Dieing is watching your life fade, dieing is giving up on your hopes and dreams, dieing is accepting fate. People are dieing everywhere, doing jobs they hate, living routines that numb them, allowing the world to bury them one handful of apathy at a time. Zombies will always be monstrous and reviled because they make people ask themselves how different they are from them, they make people ask themselves whether they are living or dieing.
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