28 Days Later Analysis

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As modern society begins to polarize away from traditional Christian views, the fears that Christianity distilled into humanity have begun to take a new form. In the past, the apocalypse has been seen as an end to the world as we know. An event that would save those who followed God’s word while condemning those who failed in this task. However, popular culture has appropriated a new interpretation of this Christian event. We will attempt to define the how the apocalypse has been reinterpreted, as well as, how violence from God does not necessarily predict an oncoming apocalypse.
With the creation and deployment of nuclear weapons, society has gained the ability to physically view the destructive apocalyptic potential that humanity can
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The effects of this can be seen through protagonist Jim as he struggles to deal with the physical pain of surviving on a diet consisting only of sugar. With our current food industry, this apocalyptic scenario is entirely possible. Currently, our meat industry is overrun with inhumane practices in unsanitary conditions. This leads to widespread disease, as well as, over pollution. It is entirely possible that these conditions could cause the food industry to collapse. With a collapse of the food industry, humanity would be forced to rely on what processed food was left. However, processed food has been manipulated to contain more sugars and less health value in an attempt to create a societal addiction to processed food: The excess sugars, fats, and salts in processed food release dopamine in humans causing them become addicted to these qualities in food (Newbury 95). This lack of nutritional value could cause humanity to be consumed by starvation, thus creating an apocalypse. Although governments are aware of what the food industry is doing, it does of the same as when faced with the problems in the first scenario, uninforms the masses as a way of stifling the voice of

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