Introduction to Social Science (LIBS1520)
You will read the article Zombie Economics by Patrick McCormick and answer the following questions.
1. What is the purpose of the article?
The main purpose of this article is to discuss about the unspoken tales of zombies in early era of 70’s to 90’s that how the living dead reclaimed themselves as king of horror, and how they became known all over other by illustrating them in films and dramas. It also depicts about how this people became the horror icon of generations by being considered as army of walking dead in past decade. It became important play after being showcased in films like In films like 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, and I Am Legend and even some bestsellers like Brian Keene's The Rising, Jonathan Mayberry’s Patient Zero, and Max Brooks' World War Z (Claretian Publications, 2012, p. 2).
2. How is the ‘zombie metaphor’ used to relate to economics?
The zombie metaphor is used to relate the economics as it is applied to an object or action to which is not literally applicable, like this articles discusses about the collapsing empire and economy in fears of zombies referred as the walking dead and which had become famous in past by growing dread and horror stories by some people (Zombies Economics, 2012 , para.7). (Zombie Economics, 2012).
3. Why, in your opinion, do you think that zombies are a popular metaphor?
According to me, zombies are popular metaphor because they are the dead people who are actioned into living things which actucally have died long ago , so this specialisation and Everybody knows that zombies aren’t just zombies. Not even from their modern cinema conception, the undead have been harnessed as a symbol. In many zombie flicks, people just begin attempting...