Hi everyone! I'm in the middle of writing a mass of essays, articles, reviews and the like for my journalism portfolio, and my most current essay is based on The Walking Dead. It's titled: Woodbury Lost: is The Walking Dead's 'The Governor' the doppelganger of John Milton's interpretation of God, as seen in his epic poem Paradise Lost? This is an idea i've been playing around with for a few months now and i've only recently decided to transfer my ideas onto paper, at the moment my thoughts are: - Woodbury parallels 'Paradise' - the garden of eden - with character such as Andrea calling it "paradise" on numerous occasions - Merle is the antithesis of Christianity and the parallel of Satan (as he is interpreted in Paradise Lost), as he is a 'fallen angel' who tries to rebel - in response he is banished from Paradise to hell - from Woodbury to the Prison - Milton is a Promethean protagonist, as he 'plays god' (scientific experiments on walkers) in order to further humanity. - Andrea parallels Eve as she is persuaded by 'Satan' (Merle) and the 'Daemons of Hell' (Residents of the Prison) to rebel against god (Philip) - "If you go to the prison, you can stay there" - Michonne killing the walkers going against God, causes her banishment - original sin, Michonne as Eve and Andrea as Adam? Homosocial/maybe Homosexual relationship? I'm looking for more in-depth parallels between The Walking Dead and Paradise Lost and i'm going to be watching most of Season 3 to write notes/quotations in relation to Phillip being God, but in the mean time it would be wonderful if anybody could provide any input at all: flaws in my current interpretation of the characters and their relationships to those in Paradise Lost, any quotes you can think of that relates to the relationships I have described, any ideas of your own, it would be wonderful! Thank you!