Tag: traditional values


The Walking Dead (3) — Tale of Two Communities


Season 3 contrasts two very different communities--one group lives in a prison and the other in a fortified town called Woodbury. Rick and company move into a portion of the prison after clearing it of walkers.  During the clearing of a cellblock, Herschel is bitten in the leg by a...

The Walking Dead (2): Traditional American Values


In the first episode, Rick prays in the church and later in that episode Carl is shot.  Seemingly suggesting the ineffectiveness of prayer.  But because of the injury, they meet up with Herschel and his family.  Carl was fixed up and our group of would be survivors linked up with...

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...

Not Just Brains: Zombies Eat Values


Not only is it difficult to attribute the term “evil” to this most modern of monsters, it is also difficult to attribute the term “good” to the “heroes” of the zombie narrative. In fact, the primary victim of the zombie horde, is not the humans that battle the undead for...