Barton, Kristin M. "Roamers versus biters. A rhetorical examination of the differences between Woodbury and the Prison Group in The Walking Dead comics." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 6.3 (2015), S. 260–268.
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Keywords: "The Walking Dead", Adlard. Charlie, Horror, Kirkman. Robert, Rhetoric, USA
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
The Walking Dead has been a primary contributor to the resurgence of zombie narratives in the twenty-first century, and that, in part, has been due to the series’ verisimilitude afforded to the characters through the story’s narrative and writing. To that end, the current research employs rhetorical analysis to explore the opposing worldviews of the series’ protagonist, Rick Grimes (and his fellow survivors), with the perspective of the town of Woodbury and their leader, the Governor. The analysis reveals that Rick’s group views zombies akin to wild and feral animals, while the Governor views them as combatants engaged in battle.
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