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Poe and the Two Houses
The themes or morals of Edgar Allan Poe’s works still have a presence in our society today and the sense of dread in his writing are imposed onto the reader. This is evident in the correlation between Poe’s "The Fall of the House of Usher" and the modern day horror film House on Haunted Hill. Both have the unerring ability to make the readers and watchers feel they are involved with and being affected by mounting tension.
Glorifying the Dead: Our Fascination with Zombies
Everywhere you look there are zombies. On TV, the silver screen, t-shirts, video games and even in our music as people gleefully sing and recreate the dance in Michael Jackson’s Thriller. There are cereal bowls, garden gnomes, bedding, house slippers, lunchboxes… almost any item you can imagine has been zombified. Zombies have become a part of our daily lives and were welcomed with open arms and the occasional moan. The question is why? What would be so appealing about a walking corpse? Is it possible that we as a culture tend to step within the grasps of zombies when in times of societal stress to deal with our biases, anger with our government and alienation, either self or otherwise imposed?
DNR: It's a term that a lot of people have not heard before and may not understand. It is commonly used in hospitals and nursing homes to designate patients who don't care to receive "heroic measures" to sustain life. The non-abbreviated term is "do not resuscitate."