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Themes

Little Words, Big Ideas

Death

YOLO? In Warm Bodies, the characters don't just live once. They might not even just live twice. They might end up living forever. But that remains to be seen. And frankly it's besides the point. Su...

Change

It's a fact: people don't like change. Fear is a big part of it, then there's the fact that "when you've been doing something a particular way for some time, it must be a good way to do things. And...

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 i...

Memories and the Past

If you woke up tomorrow with no memories, would you even know who you were? Memories and identity are closely related—so related, in fact that one of the main reasons for R's zombie identity cris...

Passivity

We were going to talk about passivity here, but, ugh, that would require effort. We're right in the middle of a two-day-long Walking Dead marathon, and, ugh, thinking? Turning our brains on? Nah, w...

Consciousness and Existence

We've seen and read enough zombies stories to know that they totally exist. Sure, the zombie apocalypse may not have happened yet, but it's only a matter of when not if. Need more proof? The Zombie...

Literature and Writing

The Epic of Gilgamesh was written around 2500 BCE. That makes it the oldest book on Earth. Older than the Bible. And people are still talking about it. Warm Bodies even uses it as its epigraph...

Identity

A zombie is a zombie is a zombie, right? Sure, some of them are crustier than others. Some don't have legs, some are missing half their face, but they're all basically the same. They want your brai...
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