Bram Stoker had six siblings and was born to upper-middle-class Irish Protestant parents on 8th November 1947. His most famous work is considered to be ‘Dracula’ which overshadowed his other works and claimed the throne of his masterpiece. The gothic masterpiece published in the late nineteenth century in 1897 still retains its title of classic with its representation of the accumulated Carpathian Mountains folklores and myths through the presentation of the story in the form of letters, Journal entries and clippings of the newspaper articles by one of the character from the story Mina exhibits the gothic element of dread and mysteriousness through its first person perspective linking the reader with the events in the present time thus making the exploration and the expansion of the plot to occur at the same time as the character unfolds them. The novel ‘Dracula’ established the concept of vampires though not original holistically but still its eminent creation of the vampires in the catalogue of the eerie and ghostly creatures can be seen still in the modern society, where people who have not even read this novel knows about the superstitions of how to kill a vampire and the list of things that could protect them like Christian cross and garlic, etc. The modern day vampire adaptations repeats on the original motifs created by Bram stoker and thus makes the presence of the Dracula in the classic fiction as an indispensable status.
Every good thing must come to an end, and one of them is the romantic/fantasy television series, The Vampire Diaries, that is based from the novel of the same name by L.J. Smith. TVD has been running since 2009 starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder. The story is about a human girl named Elena, who torn between two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore, including a newly-turned vampire friend Caroline and another friend who is a witch named Bonnie, with a wonderful mix of some werewolves, hybrids and doppelgängers. They are currently in their 8th season but executive producer, Julie Plec, announced that this will also be the last. So for the entire Vampire Diaries fandom, we give you the most unforgettable TVD moments that
Nu metal band Islander’s 2014 studio debut album Violence and Destruction tells the tale of our modern society and its problems, but one song in particular stands out; “Coconut Dracula”. It tells the tale of Mummy and Dracula, particularly Mummy’s envy of Dracula’s newfound peace and hope for the world. The story goes that after Dracula bit into a coconut his vision for life changed and he swore off blood and harm forever, even going as far as to change his name to Coconut Dracula, and now Mummy wants to be like this too. The song seems to be written to its listeners as an advocate for the spread of knowledge, peace and individuality in the world, and even the music video indicates this.
“The Vampire Diaries” Season 6, episode 6 titled “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get” is mostly about Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) return to his family and friends. However, the Salvatore vampire’s return was not a pleasant one because he finds out what Elena (Nina Dobrev) did to her memories and he ends up in a life-threatening situation. Spoiler Alert: This feature contains major spoilers on “The Vampire Diaries” Season 6, episode 6 titled “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get.” Tripp (Colin Ferguson) drives his special van again to Mystic Falls with newbie vampire Ivy (Emily Chang) and two others onboard as his latest victims.
INTRODUCTION Bram Stoker had six siblings and was born to upper-middle-class Irish Protestant parents on 8th November 1947. His most famous work is considered to be ‘Dracula’ which overshadowed his other works and claimed the throne of his masterpiece. The gothic masterpiece published in the late nineteenth century in 1897 still retains its title of classic with its representation of the accumulated Carpathian Mountains folklores and myths through the presentation of the story in the form of letters, Journal entries and clippings of the newspaper articles by one of the character from the story Mina exhibits the gothic element of dread and mysteriousness through its first person perspective linking the reader with the events in the present
Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, is one of the most important and popular novels in the Romantic genre to this day. The novel was originally controversial because it touched on many fragile subjects such as the human anatomy and the development of science. The structure of Frankenstein begins as an epistolary, narrative story told by Robert Walton to his sister in England. Walton’s letters tell us that he is exploring, searching for what lies beyond the North Pole, and he eventually connects with Frankenstein. Shelley creates the protagonist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who has a fascination with life and death.
Essay 1 “The History of Vampires” by Mike Belmont goes into depth about the history of vampires and their origins. Vampires are one of the oldest mythical creatures and stories of them can also be traced into many different cultures and areas of the world, but despite the well known stories of drinking blood and being immortal, not much else if know of how they came to be. Belmont believes the history of vampires can be found in the Scriptures of Delphi in “The Vampire Bible”. The first vampire was an Italian man by the name of Ambrogio, when adventure brought him to Delphi in Greece, Apollo the sun god in a fit of raged cursed him so that his skin would burn when touched by sunlight.
Eighteen other people followed Bishop and one hundred and fifty men, women, and children were accused through the following months. Though the Massachusetts General Court later cancelled guilty decisions against suspect witches and granted securities to their families, bitterness remained in the community, and the agonizing legacy of the Salem Witch Trials would suffer for centuries. Belief in the supernatural, more specifically in the devil, came into view in Europe around the early 14th century. As
The analysis of “The Shining” directed by Stanley Kubrick The Shining is a horror movie filmed by Stanley Kubrick. It bases on the namesake novel written by Stephen King. The film tells a story of the Torrance family that included Jack, Wendy and their son Danny that shows signs of strange powers from the beginning of the movie. The trio went to the Overlook Hotel where the husband would work as a caretaker during the winter.
Following her death comes a disturbing tone in the story as the visitor finds out the Ushers only marry within their own family, and that Roderick and Madeline were not only mentally ill twins, but spouses too. That night, Madeline is buried in the basement with the excuse that doctors wanted to study her, however, it is later explained that Roderick held a secret as he declares, “We have put her living in the tomb!” (1839). In the climax of the story, Madeline breaks out of her casket and busts out of the chamber to find Roderick and the visitor upstairs. The trauma of seeing his sister causes Roderick’s heart attack and he dies there on the floor.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1948 and for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in 1955. These two plays were later filmed, with great success, by noted directors such as Elia Kazan with whom Tennessee Williams developed a very close artistic relationship and Richard Brooks. Both plays included references to elements of William’s life like Homosexuality, mental instability, and lastly, alcoholism. Characters in his plays are often related and seen as representations of his family members. Williams died in 1983 when he choked on a medicine bottle cap in an alcohol related incident at the Elysee Hotel in New York City.
In these stories, blood was said to be collected—by firemen, curiously, and prostitutes, among others—for sale to whites. Whites, as White reports, were said by the locals to be unable to survive in the tropics without consuming African blood to replenish their strength” (Ashforth 853). The author goes on to tell a story of a young woman that was speaking to an elderly man from the town recounting a warning about vampires or blood-suckers “Earlier in the day, warning her that “there are some strangers who have come to suck blood from people.” He told her the story of a schoolboy who had fallen victim to the bloodsuckers, and that everyone was being warned to stay awake until 10:00 pm at night to be on guard. Young men armed with sticks, stones, and pangas (machetes) were enforcing a curfew between the hours of 7:00 pm and 4:00 am” (Ashforth
As Dracula spreads across the undead curse, he causes distress upon women in the novel. One being Lucy Holmwood, a young and sweet natured woman, who symbolizes purity and innocence in the novel. The trouble begins in Whitby, when she starts to sleepwalk. Initially, it seemed harmless, but one night, Lucy was found at the churchyard asleep and gasping for breath.
In “The Masque of the Red Death,” the plague is known to start with uncontrollable bleeding and sudden fatigue which some way relate to the symptoms of tuberculosis. The mother figurer murdered in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” can closely relate to the mother figures in his life who had died during his early
The short story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe exemplifies the gothic elements pain and death through the narrator’s psychological issues. The narrator inflicts pain on his wife and cat out of blame shown in the line, “I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot, without a groan.” (Poe 5)