Twd denial

Denial is a recurring theme in The Walking Dead. It is the the action of declaring something to be untrue. In this case, it involves negating certain facts, even if they are supported by irrefutable evidence. It is a common theme in The Walking Dead, seen after the loss of a family member or close friend, or when a character chooses not to believe a horrific event has occurred.

Occurrences

Comic Series

TV Series

Companion Series

  • Suzanne refuses the fact that her husband is undead and she lets him out of the bathroom and he bites her neck. (Flight 462)

Video Game

Dead Reckoning

Social Game

  • Summer denies that her parents are dead and later runs away. (Social Game)
  • Ed and Greg reveal that they had a hard time believing that the zombie apocalypse was actually happening. (Social Game)
  • Max denies that Nathan is dead, but later comes to terms with his death. (Social Game)

Novel Series

Themes
Abstract BetrayalCliffhangersDenialDepressionDistrustDiscriminationEnvyFearForeshadowingForgivenessHumanityHumorHopePrideRegretReligionRevengeSacrificeSanitySecrecyTeamwork
Realistic AmputationsCamouflageCannibalismDecapitationsHeroismLeadershipNicknamesPunishmentSuicideTeamwork
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