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    "Interview with the Vampire" is one of the best-seller novels by Anne Rice that published in 1976. It is a thrilling novel, which depicts immortal vampires as the central characters. Anne Rice uses the flashback technique in the novel through which novel’s protagonist, the Vampire named Louis tells the story of his past life to a mortal journalist named Daniel during an interview. Louis wants to make the whole world aware of the existence of evil vampires. The story begins in San Francisco where the vampire, Louis describes the chronicle of the last part of his mortal life following 200 years of his immortal life’s experience after his transformation into a vampire by another vampire named Lestat. This novel can be classified as an erotic novel as it intends to stimulate readers sexually. The technique of feeding of Vampires on human beings, Claudia’s relationship with Louis and the play at Theatre des Vampires represents the erotic nature of novel. The representation of vampires’ bite on mortals’ neck is intensely susceptible to sexual encouragement. Louis explains Daniel how Lestat transforms him into a Vampire. In the novel, Louis says, “[Lestat] lay down beside me now on the steps,…

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    GE2112 Representations of the Gothic Final Essay
 Ko Tong Tong (53056992) 28th November 2015 Topic 1: “Evil is a Point of View” “Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.” (Rice 69) Lestat told Louis this in Interview with the Vampire. It raised a very good concern for people to think. How can evil be defined? For a vampire, blood consumption is a necessity to maintain their life. (Wolf 28)…

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    The Cultural Monster

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    with a Vampire”, Lestat constantly acts to satisfy the desire of his sexual appetite. He does not struggle with performing immoral activities, such as killing innocent human beings, so long as he satisfies his need for blood. He also does not care what Louis, society, or anyone else thinks about the way he is acting and thus continues to act based on his impulses. Lestat symbolizes the animalistic nature present within each individual. Society restricts this urge within humans to be acted upon…

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    Modern Vampires Essay

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    A Vampire: ?I Regret What I Had Done.? Today, vampire is the hottest topic in novels, movies, and dramas around the world. Belief in vampires has existed for thousands of year in many different cultures around the world. In original folklore and mythology, the traditional vampires tend to be inhuman and have no soul. They are truly monstrosities. They feed human?s blood in the midnight and enjoy killing people. Today?s outlook on vampires is more positive. Some modern vampires are very human and…

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    Anne Rice’s novel Interview with the Vampire (1976) takes the life of vampire Louis Pointe du Lac as the subject matter. A reporter wants to listen to his story so Louis starts to tell how he became a vampire and what he had been through. Louis mentions that he used to be a plantation master and he suffered a lot after the death of his wife while giving birth to their child in 1791 of Spanish Louisiana. Then he is turned into a vampire by Lestat and hates being a vampire after killing people and…

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    Archetype Of Dracula

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    romantically misunderstood, vampires have been a widely popular character in modern fiction. The characteristics have changed to a less frightening monster who is tormented with living for eternity versus the blood thirsty creature who haunts the dark and empty streets for unsuspecting victims. Vampire myths were part of European civilization since the Dark Ages. Science was a new concept and everyone turned to religion or the supernatural to try and make sense of the world around them. It is…

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    beginning, vampires were obsessed with human blood. Their craving for blood is a sign of lust and emotions. They develop different emotions when they are surrounded by blood. Sometimes the emotions are good, for example if they smell blood and they are able to taste it. Also, sometimes the emotions are bad, for example if they smell blood but had to resist it. The emotional appeal of horror for vampires is their thirst for blood. The movie Dracula which was produced in 1931, and directed by Tod…

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    Author Bram Stoker, explores the thematic implications of vampirism as a cultural symbol in eighteenth century society in relation to the moral ethics of desire pertaining specifically to sexuality. In his novel, Dracula, Stoker continually uses the image of the vampire threatening the lives and moralistic nature of the other characters as a representation of deviant sexuality, particularly homosexual desire, as a predatory force. This pattern of images suggests the rapacious nature of…

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    Fear is seen throughout the entire book of Dracula, it is something that we as human beings cannot escape from because there will always be fear. According to the dictionary fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or pose a threat to you or anyone around you. The vampire that Dracula is depicted as all the fears of people, around that time period, bottled into one person. The Dracula figure really helped to…

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    Intro: Almost every teenager goes through a phase of which they feel abandoned, dejected, and invisible. To me, this poem suggests the author may be writing about a teenage girl, although it could refer to either a girl or boy. In this poem, “I Am a Teenage Werewolf”, poet Jennifer Taken reveals the hidden depressive thoughts and feelings of many teenagers. Paragraph 1: Author, Jennifer Taken, compares a werewolf, vampire, and monster to a teenager who is depressed. Throughout this poem,…

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