Zombies as a Cultural Lesson
Anyone who watches television, movies, or peruses the internet can offer a commentary about how death is portrayed in the media. This also goes for the portrayal of the undead. Zombie films, for example, are a staple horror genre in Western society. But what were some of the earliest portrayals of zombies in other cultures? You will address this key question in your Assignment.
After your own independent research, and studying the content from Unit 2, please address the following in a brief essay:
- Identify one other culture that “believes in” (or has as a part of its lore) zombies, and specifically describe how zombies from this culture differ from the way they are portrayed in American society.
- Use at least two key concepts from the course textbook to explain how zombies illustrate the netherworld between life and death.
- Your Assignment should be at least 500 words in length and formatted per APA style requirements. You should include at least two outside references, and include a reference and title page.