The Walking Dead Essay

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The Walking Dead, a television show about surviving in the zombie world, is based on the comic book with the same name created by Robert Kirkman. In this show Rick Grimes, a sheriff's deputy, awakes from his coma and finds himself in a hospital. He soon discovers that while he was in a coma the world had become infected, turning humans into flesh-eating zombies later called Walkers by the characters. As Rick sets out to find his family he encounters many other survivors such as Glenn, Daryl, Carl, Maggie, Carol, Sasha, Hershel, Beth, and Michonne, among many others who have died along the way. Rick and the survivors have been through a lot throughout the show, such as having to move from place to place to avoid being eating by walkers. After walking a longs way, they finally find shelter in an old prison where they now live. Although The Walking Dead shows a lot violence, it sends many positive messages to the viewers that teach them about survival, religion and betray and how each of these can be beneficial in the real world
One message the show sends to its viewer’s is survival; one must do anything they can to survive but while trying to survive one can also offer help to others who are trying to do the same. In several scenes Rick and the group are seen hunting animals, and entering abandoned houses to find supplies-- medicine, food and guns. The actions the characters take by entering abandoned homes and hunting animals indicate that since there are nearly no stores close by to grab food or medicine, they must now hunt and find their own medicine . Another example of how this show sends a message of survival is when Rick, Michonne, black young women carrying a katana, and Carl, Rick's son, set out to find food for Judith, Rick's newly born daughter, in a car. Along the way they spot a survivor waving at them to stop, but they choose not to pick him up instead they drive past him. When they return he is dead, already having been eaten by the walkers. They stop, but only to take his backpack. After this event happens the group decides to come up with three questions they could ask other survivors so they can join their group, the three questions are "How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed, why?" The reason the group chose to create these three questions are so that they are aware the person is worthy enough to be helped and is safe to have around. Another reason they chose to help others is because they don’t want to commit the same mistake they made when they ignored the guy who was asking for help before. Rick and the group try to build good morality in the world by helping others in need; another way they decide to help others apart from asking them the three questions is based on their survival experience. If the group believes the person can't survive on their own even after listening to their survival experience they will agree to help them.The impact this message will have on viewers it that they will think...

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