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Themes

Since humans knew we had hearts (maybe when a saber-toothed tiger clawed one out of a caveman or something), we've associated those hearts with love. In Warm Bodies, R the zombie still associates it with love, but the problem is, his heart no longer beats. He listens to some of the world's greatest love songs (no, not Captain and Tennille), and hopes to one day feel his heart beat again. Once he finds Julie, it does, and one of his favorite love songs takes on a new meaning: "All You Need is Love." Ain't that the truth?

Questions About Love

  1. Why is it necessary to R for the person he loves to have a name?
  2. How does love end up curing the zombies of their, well, zombie-ness?
  3. Would R have known what love was if he hadn't eaten Perry's brain?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

It isn't just romantic love that saves the day in Warm Bodies, it's a love of life in general that inspires the dying world.

There are a lot of similarities between R & Julie and that other classic love-struck duo, Romeo & Juliet. But here's one key difference: Romeo & Juliet died for love; R & Julie live for it.

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