World War Z

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World War Z
What would happen if a sudden outbreak of a virus that makes human beings into mindless cannibal beings? World War Z chronicles the events told by post-war survivors who are interviewed for the events that have happened around the globe during the devastating pandemic. “Although this is primarily a book of memories, it includes many of the details, technological, social, economic, and so on, found in the original Commission Report, as they are related to the stories of those voices featured in these pages.” (Brooks 3) All the events that have happened usually depicted stories of survival and what it takes to be a survivor. Physical, mental, and the aftereffects of being a survivor are found in this book.

Many interviews that Max Brooks did over this oral report focused on the survival needs to endure a mass attack. One interview is in Kyoto, Japan, a blind man, Tomonaga Ijiro, reports what he has heard and touched on his way to find security assisted by his “student” Kondo Tatsumi. “I would halt, listen to and smell the wind, perhaps even press my ear to the ground.” (Brooks 223) Fear is not necessary and should be completely eliminated since it will slow down and cause people to panic creating more destruction. Tomonoga remained calm and moved slowly taking cautious steps toward his unknown destination. With help of the kami1 he did not just gain confidence but also remained calm throughout the situation which is essential in those situations. Without it what might happen; “This guy had everything he needed to survive, everything except the will.” (Brooks 179)

How can someone survive through the winter in the wilderness with mild clothing but one of his “roommates” dies because of the harsh cold? Physically stable and fit to endure throughout many situations. The survivors did not prepare themselves sometimes and usually ended up dying. “Battle of the Fittest”; it can be called that but whatever the situation the person was strong enough to...
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