My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead By Chuck Klosterman

There are several legends or just stories regarding monsters that we have known since we were children and they have frightened us since we were young into our early teenage years. But if we really think about it, what might these monsters represent or why do we even have monsters. Authors attempted to look into the world of monsters more and attempt to identify more of what the monsters could symbolize or what they can represent regarding us, humankind. In other words, the authors explain their perspectives on how do monsters and their existence affect us, how do they represent what we are here for and more. Using the articles “My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead,” “Cursed by a Bite,” and “Monsters and Messiahs” I will help …show more content…
I will also identify the type of argumentation writing that they used in their articles. In the article, “My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead” by Chuck Klosterman, a novel writer, he explains zombies are a metaphor to our world. Klosterman begins to explain how television shows about zombies affect their viewers and the reason why their viewers get hooked on the show. Klosterman used the popular television show, The Walking Dead as an example of a show that had a huge audience watching it on television for the first time that it aired. He describes how Zombies grab the audience’s attention by showing how brain dead they are and how they interesting they become when they are being triggered by humans attempting to kill them by aiming for their brain. I personally watched the show and I want to add more about the first episode of the first season. The episode started with interactions between human kind a little before the apocalypse then after a few scenes they showed the acopolypse from the protagonist of the …show more content…
Davis talks about legendary stories among Latin culture that have been going around for a lot of years. He believes that the legendary story of the Chupacabra is much more than just a monster story the actual monster called the Chupacabra also known as “goatsucker” is a story about a monster that resembled parts of “dog, coyote, bats, rats, and even a bit of alien” (Davis 46). Davis believes that the story was made of pure fear and humor among the Latin community (Davis 46). Davis explains the many theories that were created regarding the Chupacabra monster, he explains how there was a witness that may have actually seen the creature and described him as “just like the Devil four or five feet tall with red eyes and a hideous forked tongue” (Davis 48). As time went on the witness kept adding more atrocious features to the monster. There was even another crazy theory about the monster “In Puerto Rico, there had bee intense speculation that the chupacabra was a mascot or pet left behind by extraterrestrial visitors; now, according to Mexican UFO experts, there was proof that the chupacabra was E.T. himself” (Davis 48). On the other hand, the Mexican people thought that the Chupacabra was a representation of how the president of Mexico Carlos Salinas and how he “sucked the blood out of the country” (Davis 48). As time went on there were more people that claimed to may have seen the

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