Take Ruby for instance. She begins the novel as a selfish girl who is using Ada's land for her own benefit. Ada does not realize this though, because the "vampire" comes off as innocent and completely trustful. Ruby's character develops throughout the novel and she becomes friends with Ada. Another example of a human vampire is Ruby's deadbeat father, Stobrod.
Willow is only a vampire in two different episodes (“The Wish” and “Dӧppelgangland”), yet the transformation that she undertakes is startling. Drusilla was once a nun, but once turned, all of that religious devotion disappears. This essay will discuss how female vampires, specifically
Mina is intellectually equal to the opposite sex, but physically and emotionally submissive. Mina is devoted to her husband Jonathan, she is the ideal woman Victorian woman. Once Mina has been bitten, her transformation slowly spreads, the thoughts that have been repressed for so long have surfaced. Dracula is represented as having an unquenchable thirst for blood and even power. Using his male dominance and superiority over women to fulfill his every desire, having little regard for the well-being of others.
Watching it this second time with the things I have been learning currently in my mind, allowed me to view it in a different perspective. I do agree with the article in saying that it almost humanizes the zombies and allows us to sympathize with them, considering that they are not the bad guy necessarily in this movie. I find it odd that society is attempting to reproduce the same success that vampire love stories have had; I will always have a hard time accepting that due to the fact that zombies are dead and eat brains. That seems more inhuman to me than any other creature. I enjoyed both the article and the movie because I was given the change to broaden my perceptions and analyze zombies in a more profound
Now that Lucy is a vampire, obviously her idea of social norms changes. She has transformed from a normal “house wife” into a creature which is not believed to exist. Now that her family and friends see her as a vampire, they will no longer treat her the same. Being a woman in the Victorian Era itself had many
Number Three: Abigail Breslin Is Addicted to Horror Abigail has always had a strong passion for movies (if that isn’t obvious), but reveals that she has a special weakness for horror movies. Being her favorite movie genre, Abigail reveals that she gets so into this type of film that she could spend hours gushing over and getting into heated arguments about the plotline. Number Two: Her Major Crush Just like many of the young women who grew up at the same time as Abigail, she admits that her near-obsessive celebrity crush is Zac Efron. Being famous has some great perks, as this actress actually got to meet him! Apparently, she was so moved by meeting the man that she has been drooling over since she was 10 years old, that she started to cry in front of him.
Those who thirst for power will often imitate love. In Jonah Brickley's novel, Zombie Crush, the protagonist, Judy, was introduced as one the most radiant teenage girls, her intellect and effortless beauty was envied by all. However, her allure and everything that made her deteriorated as a reaction to her parent’s tragic death. She was immediately quartered by her aunt and uncle. In their close proximity, the relationship between her and her older cousin, Danny, escalated.
In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the bloodsucking aspect of vampirism both disgusts and attracts the characters. All instances of bloodsucking are eerily sexy, or have elements of seduction incorporated with feelings of immoral lust and sexual repression. One example of this is from Chapter 3 when Johnathan says “There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck she actually licked her lips like an animal.” (3.32) The conventional gender roles are reversed in the quote with the female vampire as the active aggressor and Johnathan as the passive receiver of the kiss. There are even elements of animalism present, which further perpetuates the notion that vampirism is as unnatural as sex is. The
In this passage, Frankenstein’s monster is witnessing the reuniting of Felix, one of the members of the family that he is watching, and Safie, the Turkish woman that Felix is in love with. The Monster also experiences love, for Felix as well as the other members of the family, but does the Monster feel attracted to him? He does mention that he feels that Felix at one point is “as beautiful as the stranger”. The Monster recognizes beauty in both genders. This may give more insight into Mary Shelley’s personal life that may have spilled into her writing.
Lust and attraction to Vampires – Psychological Power “For a couple minutes there , I thought I was going to go nuts. Really, clinically nuts. Her lips on me biting...biting me... And when she was doing it, I liked it, Ben. That's the hellish part...” said by Jimmy Cody in Salem's Lot(page 413-414). Lust, the strong sexual desire, is a theme presented throughout Salem's Lot.
In many other versions of this story we see a happy ending however, in Perrault’s version there is no happy ending where the wolf emerges the victor of the encounter, Red. His version of this tale also shows that Red does not escape from the wolf after being seduced by him, asking her to take her clothes off and get into the bed and soon after getting eaten. He constructs his ideology for his version of Little Red Riding Hood through the reflections of women in France and how during his time this was where women were grasping more knowledge because they were allowed to attend school and have an education for themselves.