The Walking Dead
February 13, 2013
Dr. Dennis Duffin
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is a televised American drama series about a group of people trying to survive a zombie apocalypse developed by Frank Darabont. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma after the world yields to a zombie plague (Griffiths, 2011). Dazed and confused from months in the hospital he wanders out to figure out why he cannot find anyone alive. He makes his way home only to find his wife and son missing. He sets out to locate his family and finds many other survivors on his journey (Tucker, 2010). The Walking Dead coordinates with many social themes such as relationships, children, family, heroism, religion, leadership, humanity, hope, and discrimination. Other forms of the social themes include: gore, revenge, cannibalism, life, death, humor, suicide, weapons, friendship, fear, distrust, depression, envy, regret, pride, teamwork, and definitely the zombie element. In the drama series The Walking Dead there are various scenes that display many social themes. The particular social themes I chose to address in a scene are life, death, depression, weapons, children, zombies, revenge, hope, and regret. A particular scene that grasp my attention that displays the social themes occurs when the sheriff, Rick Grimes loses his wife to an early birth arrival of his daughter defending from a recent zombie attack. Within that scene one can witness social themes of life, death, depression, weapons, children, zombies, revenge, hope, and regret as listed. Rick Grimes cries and yells out praying on his knees looking at sky, regarding to “God,” looking for answers to his pain. The friends gather around to console him, but Rick pushes them away blaming everyone for his despair. After the ordeal, Rick isolates himself in guilt and frustration leaving every one worried and afraid. The appearance of...
References: Griffiths, J. (2011, October). The Walking Dead. US Weekly, 870().
Tucker, K. (2010, November). The Walking Dead. Entertainment Weekly, 1127().
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