Tag: morality


It’s easy to be good when you live in the suburbs.


I'm a pretty good guy.  At least this is how I think of myself.  I don't steal and am generally honest.  If someone needs help, I will help them. I'm not as good as some of my neigbours, but I'm certainly better than others.  Also to my credit, I confess to...

The Walking Dead (1): Ethics and Science


Night of the Living Dead shows the uselessness of traditional values as the characters who represent these values are overwhelmed by the undead.  The Walking Dead, as almost all intervening zombie narratives, is still exploring cultural values.  In season 1, a lot of attention in given to morality within human...

Nazi zombies aren’t zombies.


I play Call of Duty--all of them (except 3, I play only on the PC).   My buddies and I loved the zombie mod on World at War.  I think our LAN party record was level 18, we are old and rarely practice.  One of my sons got to level 29 with just three guys. ...

Not Evil, Just Hungry


The zombies are leaderless, but they are also, more or less, motiveless. Frankenstien’s monster sought inclusion in community, Count Dracula was driven by conquest, but the zombie’s motivation is far baser. Alsford says that villains are motivated by “the desire to dominate, to subsume the other within the individual self...

Something Wicked This Way Shambles?


Zombies function in many ways like a traditional monster, in that they represent the opposite of how we like to think of ourselves. In other words, they transgress boundaries and challenge the identity of the modern self. Their otherness is tailor-made to terrorizes the residents of a world that is...