Zombie Cliche Lookout: Dying Wish
Characters in zombie stories tend to die in one of two ways. Sometimes they go out in one big moment, maybe in a blaze of glory, or maybe they’re simply torn to shreds by the horde of zombies. Other times, they simply receive a mortal wound – often a bite – and linger on a bit with a death sentence. Those in the latter group tend to do their best to make their peace with the world, help their group, and ensure that their loved ones are left in the best possible situation as possible. And if that means they have to guilt a few people into that, so be it.
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This is a lot to ask of Clark and Barb. Of course, they’re certainly going to do their best to keep everyone safe, but it’s a pretty dangerous world. They kind of have enough pressure as is, a man’s dying request only adds to their stress.
Today’s discussion question comes from ShiftedBeef: “I have a possible discussion question: Would the Police and Military be able to withstand a slow-zombie attack? With all of the tech and skilled fighters in both occupations, you would assume they would be able to survive. In World War Z Max Brooks covers this in the battle of Yonkers where all of the technology failed to bring victory, but realistically if all else fails, just drive tanks over the zombies, or shred them with 50. Cals.”
Since this isn’t my question, I’m going to throw my hat in the ring. Could the police or the military be able to withstand a slow zombie attack? Most certainly they could, but with a few caveats. They would be able to withstand it if they understood how to destroy the zombies, and had the freedom to do so. One of the tough parts about zombie survival is that, at least in the early stages, people are going to be hesitant to defend themselves properly, assuming the zombies are simply sick or injured people.