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    What is a Vampire? Vampires are fictional undead creatures that originate from European folklore. Traditionally vampires feed upon the blood of the living to gain immortality. Vampires in literature became popular in the mid to late nineteenth century. Some of these early novels on vampires include; Bam Stoker’s Dracula, Polidori’s The Vampyre and Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla. In the twentieth century with the invention of the video camera vampire films have become a mains take in our culture. One of the very first movies ever created was a film called Nosferatu which was an unauthorized adaptation of the novel Dracula. Vampires in both film and literature have become extremely popular over the years. The acts of vampires are not limited exclusively to stories about vampires.…

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    In literature vampires were always a popular topic among writers of all kinds. Such as the popular horror story of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. The story of bloodlust against true love “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer. Also the story of a love triangle mixed with horror “The Vampire Diaries” by L.J Smith. All of these stories so different but all of them worldly known and loved, So what is the catch of the “vampire” story and how are the views of vampires changing? In Bram Stoker’s tale Dracula is a…

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    Nice To Eat You Analysis

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    Thomas C. Foster introduces his topic in chapter 3, Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires, by presenting to us his guidelines to finding vampires in literature. He breaks down this chapter by starting off with the father of all vampires, the infamous Dracula. Foster points out to us that in every movie or book that contains Dracula he is always portrayed as always alluring, dangerous, mysterious, and tends to focus on beautiful virgin women. The reason for this is for him to gain back youth and…

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    Vampirism: It is Only Human In How to Read Literature like a Professor, written by Thomas C. Foster, the point is made that vampires do not have to be the stereotypical bloodsuckers often encountered on TV and in horror tales. Vampires can be symbolized by regular humans as long as they have the qualities of a vampire. He does not mean fangs or bats; however, he means to say that vampires have certain goals and many characters in stories have these same goals. The people that symbolize…

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    Hellsing Ultimate is a Japanese animated series that has been popularized for ultraviolence and gore involving vampire characters. It is based on the original manga, Hellsing, written by Kouta Hirano, which was published from 1997 to 2001 through Young King OURs magazine, while the collected chapters published by Shonen Gahosha. Hirano published Hellsing: The Dawn from 2001 to 2009, as a prelude to Hellsing to provide additional backgrounds to the original work. Hellsing is the story about…

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    Gothic literature originated in the 19th century and was a branch of the larger Romantic Movement. Like the Romantics, Gothic writers embraced the sublime nature and endeavored to evoke deep emotions in their readers. However, their motives were manifested in a fascination with the exotic and eerie human nature and the effects of guilt, evil, isolation and terror on a human being. Authors exploit isolated and grotesque settings, supernatural beings and events, combines romance and horror as well…

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    Vampire Research Paper

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    Vampire Ever since reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyers, my slight obsession with vampires began. Reading the Twilight books was only the beginning as my infatuation with vampires grew as I continued to immerse myself in books that catered to individuals who enjoy reading about these blood-sucking creatures. Everything vampire was all I wanted to expose myself to for a while, from the Blade movies to the Morganville Vampire series, I could not get enough of learning about the different way…

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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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    escapism from swine flu worries to darker social issues” (Alexander). Since the nineteenth century, vampires have been portrayed as hypersexual beings. Vampire women are often skinny, pale, and seductive and men are muscular, pale, and very attractive. Victorian women lived in a controlled environment that urged them to repress their sexuality. Just thinking of another man was a sin. In fact, Victorian women actively read vampire literature as it gave them freedom to fantasize since vampires…

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    Dracula Comparison Essay

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    Stoker defined the modern form of the vampire. His character, Dracula remained popular through the ages, being one of the most popular adaptation source in history. Dracula has created an extraordinary vampire subculture, and an enormous amount of films have been made that feature Count Dracula as it’s main antagonist, or protagonist. However, most adaptations do not include the major characters from the novel, focusing only on the now traditional characteristics of a vampire, created by Stoker.…

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