Analysis Of My Zombie, Myself By Chuck Klosterman

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From their dead eyes to their rotting bodies, the image of the zombie has become an icon in today’s society. Surpassing other horror characters, zombies over the years have become prevalent across a multitude of medias and genres. Although these brain-eating creatures are a work of fiction, author Chuck Klosterman argues that the life of the zombie apocalypse does not stray as far away from today’s society as some would think. Through his essay, My Zombie, Myself, Klosterman discusses the prevalence of zombies in media today through rhetorical devices such as allusions, anecdotes, and figurative language in order to convey that the human way of life is becoming more akin to that of a zombie’s. Klosterman begins his essay utilizing multiple …show more content…
According to Klosterman, “Zombies are a commodity that has advanced slowly and without major evolution, much like the staggering creatures George Romero popularized in the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.”” (Klosterman). In this allusion, Klosterman connects the trend of zombies to zombies featured in “Night of the Living Dead”. Society is fast-paced and ever-changing, which makes it strange how zombies have hardly changed at all, yet have continued to rise in popularity, their image everywhere in society. Throughout the rest of the essay, Klosterman discusses what exactly makes these brain-eaters so …show more content…
From television to novels to haunted houses, these monsters have become an influence not only in the realms of fantasy but in reality. The intrigue for these monsters comes not from the scares they provide, but rather how they mirror the lives of people across the world. Through his essay, My Zombie, Myself, Chuck Klosterman is able to effectively utilize allusions, anecdotes, and figurative language while exploring how the image of the zombie is embedded into society in order to illustrate how the lives of people in reality is not that far from the lives of those in the midst of the

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