Zombie in Modern WorldHerry BudimanIUPUIPBHL E 210 AbstractEverybody picturing a zombie as eating the flash creature, whoever gets bite will be get infected by some zombie virus. In the moviezombie always act outside of human physical and behavior. Zombie can beeverywhere and anything but not like when we watch a zombie movie. Different culture and countries have a different picture how zombie looks like. In this paper, I will inform under my opinion what the real zombie mean,what it is, and how it looks like.
Zombie in Modern WorldIn Hollywood zombie always picture as corpses get back aliveand can be acting in some way. The zombie myth is been really old in thehistory of American culture. Zombie story appeared the first time in Haiti inthe 17 centuries where France hauled African slaves to work on sugarplantations. From all the salve that brought overseas,they all die within few years and that’s where the zombie myth start appropriatedby American culture.
The brain-eating storywas from the slave eating their own brain, notfrom others. Mike Mariani (2018) said,”The zombie archetype, as it appeared in Haiti and mirrored the humanity thatexisted there from 1625 to around 1800, was a projection of the African slaves’relentless misery and subjugation”. All Haitian slaves believe the only way bring back to Lan Guinee or what we calledGuinea this era is just thru suicide. This Haiti’s folklore zombie myth evolved into Voodooreligion. Voodoo priest or sorcerers known as bokor, they are using the dead witchor black magic to carry out nefarious tasks. Zombie Voodoo becomes religion were more representative ofthe anxieties of slavery mixed with sorceress and necromancy. That one of the reasons why zombies become the horror ofslavery after facing dilution.Now we talking about the zombiein a different form and what is the realzombie is?.
After reading and learn abouta zombie, I decidethat Virus, bacteria, and parasites are the real actual zombie. It’s not likewe see all this time in the Hollywood movie,they dress like Halloween custom. Virus, fungus, and bacteria can grow andspread and take over all living things brain. A parasite living inside another objectas a host. They can make they host todie and can take control into host brain and change the behavior in specificways to the object. The chance of zombie apocalypse can be happening withanytime, but different zombie apocalypse from the Hollywood movie.
With all newviruses keep getting shown to the surfacewithout any medicine can heal or remove from our body, for example like AIDS, birdflu, and some other disease can cause death to us. “It was very clear that theparasite is interfering with some very basic plant processes and changing theidentity of the plants, and that’s what zombies are really,” says Hogenhout. References Mariani, M. (2015, October 28). The Tragic, Forgotten History of Zombies.
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