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World War Z Themes

Max Brooks
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The ramifications of lies and deceit are a common theme within many novels, but this novel takes the concept a bit further than most. In World War Z, the lies and deceit of individuals, government officials, the military, and even parents and simple civilians create a worldwide plague that kills millions of innocent individuals. First, the government of China attempted to cover up a clearly deadly disease, both from the rest of the world and even from its own people. Additionally, illegal organ donations and illegal human trafficking from and within China by people such as Nury Televaldi and Fernando Oliveira assisted the plague in its rapid spread. Had the government of China warned the public, these activities could have been stopped, and the plague could have been contained.

As the plague reached other countries, however, many governments reacted in the same way, resulting in a worldwide epidemic...

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