The Vampire Diaries

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  • The Lady Of The House Of Love Analysis

    The literary vampire is often seen as a charismatic figure of sexual prowess, lordly authority and deep cunning, who lives for eternity and travels far and wide in search of victims. Published in 1897, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is often regarded as one of the most influential work in vampire literature. The work that follows witnessed a plethora of parodies and spin-offs; among these, the modern short story…

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  • The Monkey Stephen King And Dracula Analysis

    Human beings are familiar and known while vampires take that familiarity of humanity and they make it unfamiliar and also terrifying. Vampires appear to be human, they share many of the same qualities, but at the same time they are not human at all. This liminal state is something that is foreign to us and we cannot comprehend it. Something hidden being revealed is part of our requirement for being uncanny, so vampires also represent the uncanny because they resemble a human so…

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  • Arabian Nights: The Theme Of Power In Arabian Nights

    In Arabian Nights, the theme of power runs throughout the entire book as a back bone for many of the stories told. Demons are conquered by man and kings rise to power in many stories. The power of women, however, is a theme that differs greatly from the power of men in the book. Arabian Nights tells tales of women that are depicted as dependent and powerless in many stories, and their autonomy and power is used as a device in a story where they are given it. They are also given power when they…

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  • A Hangman's Daughter Book Report

    Do you Believe in Werewolves? Well, the people of 1600s Bamberg, Germany did. The Werewolf of Bamberg: A Hangman’s Daughter Tale is the fifth of the six, soon to be seven, books of the novel series A Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch. Potzsch gets his inspiration for the series from the history of his ancestors on his mother’s side. He uses one of his family’s four generations of executioners, Jakob Kuisls, and his family as the main characters. Each book follows parts of Magdalena Kuisls’,…

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  • Effective Horror Films

    Why audiences flock to see horror films is a mystery. The question as to why a person would put themselves through the psychological tortures that horror films create does not have a simple answer. However, it is evident that throughout time people have had a morbid attraction to the unknown and unexplainable. The reasons behind a person continuing to seek the thrills of a horror film is subject to the individual. Any film can seem scary to certain people, so the real question is in regards to…

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  • Vladimir The Delight Club Analysis

    Vladimir the Vampire: The Representation of Vampires in Ethan Long’s Fright Club Recent releases of children’s films like Hotel Transylvania and children’s text’s like Monster Trouble have contributed to the rapidly growing genre of children’s horror. From the 1960s to present day, monsters have become a demanded topic in children’s media as they have transformed from frightening creatures to misunderstood, cuddly beings (Palmer). In Ethan Long’s Fright Club, a picturebook detailing a club for…

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  • Themes In The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

    The Bird Around Your Neck (A Discussion on the Themes of Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner) Everywhere you look, there’s shows, movies, and books that center on the supernatural. “Paranormal and supernatural entertainment has gained significant traction in recent years as it offers a unique opportunity for us to escape our daily lives” (Parmar). The public is transfixed by the idea of the unexplainable, the frightening, and the mysterious. Where does this fascination stem from? For…

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  • Victorian Feminism In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Supposedly based loosely on an erotic dream of Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ (1897) embodies one of the most fascinating and symbolically sexualised characters in English literature. Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ addresses Victorian anxieties regarding its women’s feminist awakening and breaking of patriarchal chains during the time and highlighted this fear in his novel. By focusing on these topics in his novel, Stoker, who was a staunch conservative Anglican and advocate of patriarchy, emphasises how women’s…

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  • Homosexuality In Carmilla

    What does it mean to be a vampire? Well, aside from the usual craving of blood and the avoiding of sunlight, vampires are depicted in many different ways. Despite vampires sharing the same amount of strength as one another, it is often the case that the all-most powerful vampire in the pack is of the male gender. In addition to such misogyny, the typical vampire tale includes the love of an immortal with a human, usually a female. Vampires are also often seen as somewhat of an anti-hero,…

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  • Summary Of Vampires In True Blood By Matheson

    Vampires in True Blood have numerous indifferent characteristics compared to Count Dracula in Dracula and vampires in I Am Legend. Vampires in True Blood don’t bite people to drink blood. Due to Japanese scientist’s invention of synthetic blood, Tru Blood, vampires don’t have to bite humans anymore. They don’t hide in a dark, but they live very closely with humans. They are even considered as a citizen of the United States. In addition, there are countless vampires and they formed…

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