Decoding the dead: the zombie cinema of George A. Romero as political and social commentary

Hill-Gowing, Jacob (2011) Decoding the dead: the zombie cinema of George A. Romero as political and social commentary. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    We live in a world controlled by fear. The fear of each other and uncertainty. A fear of the violence of other’s and what other’s are thinking, essentially the unknown. Descartes once theorised, “What do I really know about anyone else’s inner life - or lack thereof - except what their words and acts seem to reveal?” (Greene & Mohammad, 2010, p.56). If we take these words and apply them to modern life we come to the generalisation that it is Human nature to fear the uncertainty of the unknown, as it may present us with our own mortality. It has been argued that this uncertainty of the unknown is based in a desire to avoid a painful death, this is, it can be argued, is the basis of all human civilisation, and the foundation on which we have built human society.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 15:55
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:10
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/9554

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