Zombie Archetypes Enliven Creative Non-Fiction Writers and Poets

The archetype of zombie

Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo

Zombie Archetypes Enliven Creative Non-Fiction Writers and Poets

Ian McKellen. Gandalf the White. Jackson, Peter, Dir. Walsh, Screen Play. Two Towers.2002.

“He was strong in life. His spirit will find its way.”

THESIS: Zombie Archetypes of the masculine and feminine reverse roles and create death as a paradigm for healing from the pain of life on earth.

Archetypes are personified symbols of various human qualities. I believe that Zombie is the shadow archetype which is rebellious and out of harmony (Vogler xxiii) with laws of nature. My initial use of the Zombie archetype as a teaching device started in 2011 when I created a presentation segment of the ENGL002 Literature and Composition class related to the concepts in popular culture based on the Zombie archetype. Upon the creation of a Zombie archetype, the writer creates a new reflection of the present reality. By telescoping into the creation of a Zombie…

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