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Warm Bodies Theme of Love

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?

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