Throughout the last part of the movie, a quote from the crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin, kept running through my head. “Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” This quote could not fit more perfectly with describing both Major West and the infected people.
A virus is not consider a living organism. A virus has only one purpose for which it exists. That purpose is to infect anything and everything it can so that its species can survive. It does not care about age, gender, or species of the infected. So when a person sees an infected, the person knows that the infected will try an infect them.
On the other hand, Major West begins as a character that seems to be a beacon of light in the dismal and haunting world of 28 Days Later. Major West gives shelter to refugees, provides food to the hungry, and defends the weak. One of the first action Major West does when meeting Jim is set up a feast. However, it must be true that there is no such thing as a free meal. The price of all this protection is that the women must have sex with all the soldiers. If a person disagrees to this sex slave status and tries to stop Major West, then they are executed.
One can also see that Jim understands this nature of both the infected and the soldiers. Jim knows that if he unleashes the infected, he understands that the infected will try and spread the virus to other non-infected. Jim also realizes that the soldiers will most likely not back each other up because of the dog-eat-dog situation. Finally, I would like to ask two questions. How many people died on screen from infected and how many died from humans? Finally, who is more dangerous, the human or the infected?