Vampire literature

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  • Nice To Eat You Analysis

    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 become more alive by using these women. Now in stories, as Foster claims, the vampire does not necessarily has to have fangs and drink people’s blood. What we look for in characteristics for finding our vampires in novels are age (a nasty old man), has…

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  • Hellsing The Dawn Analysis

    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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  • Summary Of Anne Rice's Novel Interview With The Vampire

    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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  • Dracula Comparison Essay

    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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  • The Lady Of The House Of Love Analysis

    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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  • Catherine Breillat's The Last Mistress

    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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  • Summary Of Nice To Eat You

    Chapter 3 Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires In the chapter “Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires”, Foster enlightens the reader to meaning behind vampire stories which is the old and corrupt figure preying on the young. Another way of putting it is the exploitation of others in order to get what we want. This essence does not simply apply to just vampire stories, it can be found in most suspense and scary novels. More importantly the chapter leads to the understanding that a loss of your ground or…

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  • The Myth Of Dracula By Bram Stoker

    its own kind of 'vampire', although most of them would not be recognized as such by modern readers. The origin of the vampire myth is ambiguous, but some scholars have traced its roots back to ancient Asian gods of death, and found similar aspects in old Greek and Egyptian conceptualizations of the afterlife (Varma). The Arab world knows the ghoul, a demon which feasts on dead bodies, the Romans adopted the Lamia – a beautiful young women with a non-metaphorical taste for young men – from Greek…

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  • Archetype Of Dracula

    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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  • 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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