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.
1) 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.
2) Use at least two key concepts from the course textbook to explain how zombies illustrate the netherworld between life and death.
Media like air we breathe remains part and parcel of our living. That is to say, we cannot be separated away from the media since without human being there is no media. These two phenomena are intertwined. Like literature reflects on what happens in the society, the role of the media whether print or television is to report on the same happening as they occur the society. Such phenomena are death, which is portrayed differently depending on the culture. This discussion will unearth and put into perspective the portrayal of death and the relationship between the dead and the undead as seen in Zombie films.