January 30, 2013
The discourse community of a student
The pressure of being a student in university is a challenge that turns out to be rewarding and most definitely shaping. Full time university students are thought to have all the time they need for studying since they are unemployed or at the most work part-time. Being a full time student myself, I can ensure that it is hard work to stay emotionally stable, organize and set priorities straight while being on a diet of energy drinks and trail mix. The pressure and lack of rest drains on the appearance of students which leads to students being compared to zombies as we share some significant similarities. Both have an insatiable appetite, inability to rest, and deteriorating hygiene. One major difference is that zombies are incapable to articulate while communication with something other then their mirror image is one of the few things that keep students sane. Both students and their undead counterpart’s seem to have no way to end their hunger in things they crave. Students like to come together and share the little food they have with their peers. One of the reasons is that we all know how it is like to eat leftovers for dinner seven nights in a row and so we like to share a nice meal and catch up on the latest gossip. Everyone who invites over a student for dinner will be able to watch them inhale food rather than ingesting it. The origin of this behaviour comes from the lack and small variety of food they usually encounter, as it ranges from pizza, sushi, caffeinated drinks, chips, energy drinks, ice cream, and Chinese food. The undead on the other hand do not seem to have a way of communicating as their attempts to seek out and consume brains is uncoordinated. The zombie’s desire of brains will be satisfied after hard work, and it is the same with students when they see the fruit of their work. What they have in common though, is their restless search for food that the...