Night of the Living Dead
The movie “Night of the Living Dead” was directed by George A. Romero. It was made in 1968 as a zombie horror movie. During the movie, there were many things that would surprise people, and disgust people. Also, during the movie there were many signs of irony, gender, family, survival, and violence. Therefore, this piece of writing will describe all of these themes.
When a movie is being made, there are always going to be things that are ironic. Some examples of irony in the film are as follows. Irony is the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. The first example of irony is that in the beginning of the movie when Johnny and Barbra were in the cemetery, Johnny teased his sister about another guy that was in the cemetery and said that he was a zombie and was going to get Barbra. The reason why this was ironic was because the man that Johnny said was a zombie really was a zombie. Another moment in the movie that was ironic was when Ben lit zombies on fire as if they were covered in gasoline. This scene in the movie is ironic because in reality people and/or cloths do not light on fire super quick and does not light on fire dramatically. The final example of irony is that during the movie, there are many parts that have “blood” in it. This is ironic because the “blood” was actually chocolate syrup.
Another theme for the movie is gender. Biological gender (sex) includes physical attributes such as external genitalia, sex chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, and internal reproductive structures. At birth, it is used to assign sex, that is, to identify individuals as male or female. Example of gender in the movie is when Ben shows up to the house were Barbra was at. This is an example of gender because Ben is a black person and at this period of time (1968) people did not like the fact that Ben was black, they wanted him to be white. Another example of...