Think of the tremendous impact on culture made by Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. These two stories have influenced and inspired: · The development of the Greek Pantheon in character and action. This in turn, influenced Roman mythology. Together they influenced works of art (Achilles is the subject of many plates, wall paintings and vases) and plays (Romeo & Juliet). Names from mythology are pervasive in the zodiac, stars, planets, constellations, many of the flying crafts from NASA and a myriad of products. · Biographies of Alexander the Great agree the young king had read the Iliad. Alexander changed the landscape of the Mediterranean and much of the western world on quests he derived from Homer. · Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey have influenced and inspired works of literature such as The Aeneid, The Divine Comedy, The Hobbit, and the Harry Potter series. · Concepts and characters from Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey have influenced and inspired musical lyrics with names and storylines for hundreds of years in classical, rock, punk, pop, country, hip hop and more. · Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey influenced and inspired movies like the obvious Troyand Oh Brother Where Art Thou, but also the Wizard of Oz and Star Wars. For your project you will write a short essay (1-2 pages) that discusses how current Zombie Culture will influence the future of media 100 years from now. In your essay, you will propose how current Zombie Culture will influence the future in three specific ways by creating and including the following: · the title and content of one book or graphic novel from the future influenced by current Zombie Culture · the title and content one movie or television show from the future influenced by current Zombie Culture · one additional pop culture example from the future influenced by current Zombie Culture When the project is complete, you will have a total of three different media forms represented.

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This project assignment appears to be asking you to create three different examples of the imagined future impact of zombie culture in the forms of a book, a film or TV program, and one more example of your choice, and describing them in an essay. As you create these examples, you will be elevating the impact of zombie culture to the level of the impact of Homer and his epic poetry. Here are some ideas that might give you an interesting place to start thinking about your project.

First of all, think about zombie culture in terms of the culture you learned about in The Iliad and The Odyssey . For example, what are the zombie equivalents of heroic behaviors like those exhibited by Achilles and Odysseus? What might a zombie hero look like, and how might they respond to challenges like those presented in Homer's depiction of the Trojan War and of Odysseus's travels home? Another angle might involve the zombie version of the gods and goddesses who give Odysseus aid or who hinder him on his way home;...

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