The Walking Dead By Scott Gimple And Director Michael Satrazemis

1375 Words Mar 7th, 2015 6 Pages
The Walking Dead has always been a dark show. Week after week of gruesome zombies, violence and gore can seem commonplace, even blasé. However, “The Grove,” seeps into all the crevices of the human psyche. It’s one thing to dangle characters in front of the walkers in order to elicit audience thrills and chills. It’s quite another to confront us with the stark reality of mental illness and ask us to consider the consequences of what it would mean. Writer Scott Gimple and director Michael Satrazemis brought us what the show does best: wrenching tales of loss both through the actions of others and the actions one commits themselves. The Walking Dead exposes the moral compass in humans, and how it shifts in extreme circumstances. It circles around the basic question of how people can change when faced with a choice required for survival, the greater good, and how what’s moral or ethical changes.
Of all sick, demented events portrayed in this zombie apocalypse, it’s hard to imagine any as shocking and sad as seeing insane little Lizzie standing over the sister she just stabbed to death, no concept of what she had done, fully expecting her to just “come back.” Carol being morally obligated to kill Lizzie was a close second. No one is to blame exactly, that Lizzie’s viewpoint could have become so skewed, though once it becomes apparent she’d kill another living person without fully understanding the implications, what options are the characters left with?
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