What makes us alive and what makes the zombies dead or undead? Well it all has to with neuroscience and most importantly the brain. The biggest question is what the requirements of life are? The requirements are the process to maintain homeostasis and the ability to adapt to changes. Do zombies maintain homeostasis for the undead couldn’t cause of the decay wouldn’t be able to because it couldn’t respond to change in the environment and don’t the ability to heal or repair. Unlike the livening dead would be able to adjust to the changes also could maintain the in the internal environment.
In 1929, the American stock market crashed. The economy was crushed, leaving millions of Americans hopeless, scared, and vulnerable. The Great Depression had a huge impact on the culture at the time. The fears they faced were usually portrayed through literature, art and movies during that time period. In the 1932 film White Zombie, Halperin uses the metaphor of a monster to show how our biggest fears come from the actions others are capable of.
The first woman she meets is Sophia, who marries Harpo. She isn’t afraid to stand up for herself, even to a man. When Mr. _____ asks Harpo if he ever hits her, Harpo is embarrassed, and answers that he hasn’t. So Mr. ______ tells him he should, because “Wives is like children. You have to let ‘em know who got the upper hand. Nothing can do that better than a good sound beating.” (37) While he may have thought he gave his son some good advice, when Harpo tries it, Sophia knocks him right back into place by beating him up instead. When Celie and Sophia talk about Mr. _____, Sophia tells her “You ought to bash Mr. _____ head open.”(37), but she knows she would never get away with it. She’s just coping with things as they are because
But, Jody was an ambitious and power-hungry man. He talks of the future, which was what drew Janie to him, but his dominant and aggressive nature soon came into play. He tries to dominate a small town and shows off to the townsfolk. But, he forbids Janie from making a speech, saying she is his wife and shouldn’t be doing his work. Janie’s new position as the mayor’s wife makes her the envy of the townsfolk. Jody starts showing his true colors when he drove a man named Henry Pitts out of town when he catches Janie’s eye. He also forces Janie to hide her hair in a scarf and forbids her from interacting with those he saw were lower than her in social status. Jody would be considered a narcissist according to an article on Mayo Clinic with his inflated sense of self, need for admiration, and is very vulnerable to criticism. And he begins to emotionally abuse Janie by controlling her. Janie becomes disillusioned and detached from her emotions after a couple of
The day started like that of any other these last couple of weeks. Mysterious incidents kept popping up in the news, of small groups going mad and becoming savage. Life was like that in Lampeter. Very little going on in town, whilst the whole world around us lives with a constant stream of danger. Some people were getting worried, afraid it was some sort of virus going around, but that happens all the time. One small case of a disease and the world’s in an epidemic. Happened with bird flu, E-coli, and we had just got over the joys of swine flu. Now this. Some people were becoming wary, uneasy around other people, fears of catching this mystery virus afflicting the nation and forcing its way into people’s minds. The unfortunate thing was,
Zombies aren’t supposed to exist. But what if they do, and we interact with them every day? Chuck Klosterman’s essay, “My Zombie, Myself”, compares everyday life to the task of killing zombies. Through elaborate metaphors, quotes from zombie experts, and a strong call to action, he successfully appeals to pathos, ethos and logos to convince his readers. Klosterman argues that even though modern life is monotonous, it is possible to escape the monotony.
For example, in Janie’s first marriage, she is hardly treated as a wife. After a brief phase of “foot-kissing”, or, being lenient and doing Janie’s chores for her, her husband, Logan Killicks, eventually begins to “treat her as just another person who works on his farm” (Cardona). When Logan tells Janie he plans to run two plows and is going to buy a mule that a woman can handle, she intentionally ignores his hint of putting her to work.
My reaction to Jody’s comment is that the comment is offensive. Women should have their own mind. I can infer based on the reaction that jody has no respect for women.Janie hates working in the store and post office. Jody makes Janie keep her hair tied up because he is jealous of the men who stare at it. It is there for him to stare at, not others. They make fun of Matt Bonner's mule more and decide to play a joke on Matt. Some of the town members stand around the mule and tease it. "Naw, Ah ain’t no young gal no mo’ but den Ah ain’t no old woman
Imagine, if you will, a brisk night wind coming fast across a lake carrying a pungent smell, something you can’t quite identify, but is nonetheless familiar enough to send a shiver up your spine. As it hits the trees, they creak out a somber call in the still night air. Or was that groan something more…human? You notice, for the first time, the absence of tires humming on pavement and you wonder if it’s that late, or maybe just a slow night. The soft tapping of your shoes on the sidewalk is the only accompaniment your slow breathing has as you move towards the warmth of your home, holding thoughts of a warm bed in the palm of your hand to keep the chill away. You don’t notice at first, perhaps because the reality of what you’re hearing is
Logan Killicks complained to Janie that she had been “spoilt rotten” because she did not do hard labor around the house like his previous wife
Logan simply amplifies the negative effect Nanny has on Janie. Rather than showing affection or love towards Janie, as a husband should, Logan is constantly passing judgment on Janie, and mistreating her. He accuses Janie of having an entitled attitude, and says to Janie, “You think youse white folks by de way you act…Ah’m too honest and hard-workin’ for anybody in yo’ family.” (Hurston 32) Not only does Logan insult Janie and her family, but he provides no compassion towards Janie, nor encouragement for her to try to become a better person. In her relationship with Logan Killicks, Janie is constantly unappreciated and looked down upon. Rather than being offered constructive criticism, she is constantly surrounded by negativity and recognition of her faults rather than her strong points, thus preventing her from developing into a better person or finding happiness.
Rodney Clapp, writer, editor for Wipf and Stock Publishers and expert in topics such as theology and culture, in the article, “Attack of the Zombies”, argues that many things in life are beginning to resemble zombies. Clapp assumes that the audience also views zombies as lifeless creatures that go around spreading their disease. The author’s purpose is to persuade the audience to believe that many things they see today are starting to resemble zombies. The author writes in a challenging tone for people who question the similarity of zombies to every day life. Clapp supports his argument by comparing and contrasting, and exemplification.
Gender roles are also a huge aspect in her life. Janie is taught many lessons from her Nanny. One of the lessons Janie remembers is the pain and hardship Nanny was put through as a slave. Working all her life Nanny explains to Janie “ de nigger woman is de mule ud de world so fur as Ah can see” (Hurston 14). Although the role of men is to usually carry the load, Janie learns the women carry out the tough tasks. This statement shapes Janie because she realizes women are going to have to get down and dirty sometimes. Janie first realizes this as Logan’s wife. She is made to work in the fields and Logan plans on her working the plow before to long. Janie does not like that fact she is not being treated like a prized possession; however, she experiences the opposite effect as well. Janie faces an internal conflict about how to act when being forced to work with Logan. As stated in An Introduction to Fiction an internal conflict is a “central struggle between [a character and their own mind] in a story” (K+G 714). The relationship she has with Logan challenges her to find within herself to be subservient to someone else. After leaving Logan for Joe Starks, Janie becomes the mayor’s untouchable wife. Joe considers being a “mayor’s wife [as] something different…you ain’t goin’ off in all dat mess uh commonness” (Hurston 60). Now Janie holds a position beneath her husband. She is the mayor’s wife, which
Despite being the only female on a ranch full of foul-mouthed men, Curley’s wife exploits both her sexuality and her status to demonstrate power throughout the novel. For example, “Curley’s wife laughed at him “Baloney,” she said. “I seen too many you guys if you had two bits in the worl’, why you’d be in getting’ two shots of corn with it and suckin’ the bottom of the glass. I know you guys.” Candy’s face had gotten redder and redder, but before she was done speaking, he had control of himself” (79). More specifically, Curley’s wife is put off as a flirtatious no good tramp that doesn’t bring any good to the other guys: “Old Candy watched him go. He looked helplessly back at Curley’s wife, and gradually his sorrow and his anger grew into words.
As with Crooks’ treatment of Lennie, however, the author reveals the reciprocal nature of prejudice and resentment in the farm. Curley's wife encounters a lot of discrimination because of her sex over the course of the novel. Living on a ranch where the large majority of the inhabitants are male, she is very lonely. George knowingly comments, "Ranch with a bunch of guys on it ain't no place for a girl" .