Plague And the Apocalypse

Plague And the Apocalypse

The history of humankind has been marked by moments of great tragedy and devastation, and none more so than the Plague. The Plague, also known as the Black Death, was a pandemic that spread throughout Europe in the mid-14th century, killing an estimated 75 to 200 million people and decimating entire cities. This event has been likened to an apocalypse, as it was an unprecedented disaster and its effects were felt across the continent. In this article, we will explore the history of the Plague and its far-reaching consequences, as well as consider how it can be interpreted as a sign of the Apocalypse.

Human fascination with the end of the world or the human species as a whole has grown for the last several decades. There is a lot of speculation as to why we seem to enjoy reading or watching an apocalypse unravel before our very eyes. But, so long as we remain fascinated with the apocalypse, it seems we will have a bottomless list of movies and books to choose from to keep us entertained.


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The plague (or plagues) and the apocalypse have been a running theme for books, movies, music, and even religious end of the world predictions for as long as most can remember. Whether the plague is the cause of a zombie outbreak or a mass-death that changes the world as we know it, forcing survivors to radically change how they live their daily lives. But, if you haven’t had your fill of the apocalypse yet, you may be itching to catch up on some of the best movies and books that take the theme of the apocalypse to a whole new level.


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Some books for you to read about the Plague and the Apocalypse are:

  • 'I am Legend' by Richard Matheson *There is also a movie adaption.

  • 'Shatter Me' by Tehera Mafi

  • 'Rot and Ruin' by Jonathan Maberry

  • 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry *There is also a movie adaption.

  • 'Uglies' by Scott Westerfeld *There may be a movie adaption later.

  • 'The Stand' by Stephen King *There is also a movie adaption.

  • 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins.  *There is also a movie adaption.

  • 'Divergent' by Veronica Roth *There is also a movie adaption.

  • 'The Passage' by Justin Cronin

  • 'The Road' by Cormac  Maccarthy *There is also a movie adaption.

  • 'Life as We Knew It' by Susan Beth Pfeffer

  • 'Enclave' by Ann Aguirre

  • 'Feed' by Mira Grant

  • 'Alas, Babylon' by Pat Frank

  • 'Under the Never Sky' by Veronica Rossi

  • 'The City of Ember' by Jeanne DuPrau *There is also a movie adaption.

  • 'Warm Bodies' by Isaac Marion *There is also a movie adaption.

  • 'Blood Red Road' by Moira Young

  • 'The Death Cure' by James Dashner * There may be a movie adaption later.

  • 'Maze Runner' by James Dashner *There is also a movie adaption.

  • 'Earth Abides' by Justin Cronin

  • 'The Postman' by David Brin *There is a loose adaption of this book to film.


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Some movies for you to watch with a plague or apocalypse flavor are:

  • 'Outbreak' (1995)

  • 'The Happening' (2008)

  • '28 Days Later' (2002)

  • 'Children of Men'  (2006)

  • 'Contagion' (2011)

  • 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968)


The Apocalypse and Plague, an article that explores our fascination with the end of the world.


There are, of course, many other plague or apocalypse films and books out there for you to get your hands on.This list, however, at very least should help you to delve into the genre or to expand your already great fascination with the post-apocalyptic world and the possibility of the end of our lives as we know it. All this due to something smaller than the human eye can see.


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