Analysis: How Vampires Went From Creepy To Hot

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How Vampires Went From Creepy To Hot

According to Robert L. Johnson, vampires have been around in many cultures since about 2000 B.C. There are cultures that perceive vampires in different varieties, but there is only one trait that they all have. They suck blood or take the soul out of another’s life. Vampires nourish themselves by taking another’s vitality. Most vampires are characterized by Christianity, but expanded through Eastern Europe. The Ekimmu was called the “departed spirit” because it is the soul of the dead wandering around in the living. They are forbidden rest in their afterlife and must spend eternity with the living. In Babylonia, China, Greece, Christian, and Egypt religions, vampires are caused from not following religious rituals. In the medieval Church, suicide was considered to be vampiric. The only way to destroy them is from a priest. They had three weapons to successfully destroy the vampire, a crucifix, rosary, and the Bible. In Mexico, the spanish
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Modern day vampires symbolizes romance because in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, he is described as seductive and tempting. Dracula only wanted one thing and one thing only, that being food! Vampires also symbolize blood. Blood is what most people think of when they hear the word “vampire”. “Blood stands for life”, according to Robert L. Johnson (www.jungian.info). As for sexuality, vampires are incredibly eroitc and mysterious. Innocent people can be easily possessed by them. In Eucharist, Jesus is thought to be like a woman receiving her love. “He enters into one, and by him, one is possessed.” (Johnson, page 3.) The sexuality meaning is also perceived as possession. Most people fear the vampire because of the danger of their possession. It precludes natural death or suicide. Sexuality was never a must, but an excessive spiritual love. D.H. Lawrence wrote “one partner sucks the life out of the other”, like a

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