Lucy Westenra Life After Life Analysis

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These immigrants do not seem care about the impending conflict over their stay, as they continue with life as if nothing has changed and even cause some of our own to defect and support the immigrants. This trait is indicative of the vampire as with a mere bite, the victims become vampires upon their deaths to and arise to serve Dracula in finding new prey. One of Dracula’s first victims that met this doomed fate was Lucy Westenra. Lucy’s unfortunate end was meant to be an especially terrible blow against us because of her intimate relationships with our heroes; for what better way to incite great despair than to pit friends against each other? Adding another degree of dread is the meaning of Lucy’s name, which loosely translates to the “Light …show more content…
The count boldly states that he came to England to conquer it, saying that “I am creating my dynasty, the dark side of the sun.” While the conquering is pretty obvious, the phrase describing said dynasty produces a more dramatic effect as it describes rather accurately the current condition of vampire Lucy. A few lines later, the sentiment of an invasion is echoed again this time emphasizing Lucy’s role in the take over with the lines “you are only the spirit, the first of my kind” and “it's a matter of time before London belongs to us.” Now joining the count in the song, vampire Lucy eagerly awaits for the invasion to begin, described by the lines “every night someone new, every victim a midnight feast” and “they will fall one by one, and our empire will quickly grow.” Dracula then offers Lucy “your new world” and an opportunity to “see what damage you can do” as an immortal vampire. “Together we will prowl these quiet moonlit streets” convey a feeling of romance between the two vampires; however, any semblance of possible redemption through love is dashed as the song reminds us that Dracula and vampire Lucy are the inhuman predators of the night with the following phrase …show more content…
As stated in Marquez’s article, these immigrants “continue to live in majority Hispanic neighborhoods. Most marry other Hispanics and think of themselves as ‘Mexican’ or ‘Mexican American.’” This act of avoiding other people does not seem indicative of the immigrants embracing the new culture. Hiding from the Londoner was what Dracula spent his days doing while waiting for his plans to come to fruition., “There are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly the children of Spanish-speaking immigrants,” according to Burgen, and that “puts the US ahead of . . . Spain (46 million) and second only to Mexico (121 million).” Those facts do not sit well with me; to me the numbers are more aligned with invasion than just a couple immigrants wanting work. Adding to my suspicions is the “la reconquista,” as put my The Washington Times, is “a radical movement calling for Mexico to ‘reconquer’ America’s Southwest.” This movement also shares some similarity to a few ideas I mentioned earlier. The first of which was the point about reverse colonization. “They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population” were the words of a professor who was part of that movement. Echoing the feeling from the “Life After Life” song, the reconquista and the massive wave of immigration

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