Hall 1101-351

Giovanni Morales

Professor Hall

English 1101-351

October 2, 2018


Relating To Fiction


In the article,  My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead by By Chuck Klosterman. The writer makes a good analogy on why we fear vampire and zombies,  Klosterman himself writes, “Vampires and zombies share an imbedded anxiety about disease. It’s easy to project a symbolic relationship between zombies and rabies (or zombies and the pitfalls of consumerism), just as it’s easy to project a symbolic relationship between vampirism and AIDS (or vampirism and the loss of purity). “. Klosterman’s point is that in the real world we have rabies and Aids and people can synthesis the experience if what it’s like to go through a situation in a fictional world like avoiding contact with a zombie or vampire. As viewers we feel the adrenaline rush hoping the survivor stays alive because we can imagine being in those people shoes who are running away from those zombies or vampires reflecting back on what we experience in reality.