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War Zone

on September 11, 2013

“Sine then, military metaphors have more and more come to infuse all aspects of the description of the medical situation. Disease is seen as an invasion of alien organism, to which the body responds by its own military operation” (Sontag, 97)

Whenever the body gets sick, has a disease or illness it feels that it is in a war zone. Sontag describes the body   like a battlefield one link is that the body goes into a war zone, that the virus is like the extremist, or the bad guy and the white cells are the good guys or soldiers that protect the country. No matter what, the body (white blood cells), will always win however, sometime the body cannot fight to a certain extent, so the body will have to give up. For example, a certain disease, or cancer, the body tries to fight however; sooner or later in the battle the virus wins and   overtakes the body.

Sontag, S., & Sontag, S. (2002). Illness as metaphor ; AIDS and its metaphors. London: Penguin.

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