Taking the novel Interview with the vampire as an example, the narrator Louis is regarded as an introspective vampire, who differs a lot from Dracula in many ways. Throughout his life he seeks to find knowledge about God and Hell, wanting to figure out the value of existence without God in a faithless world. He tries to find redemption for himself but failed. Although the introspective vampires have formed their family, the companions are from inside rather than outside and thus virtually they are individuals. According to the senior vampire Armand’s description of Louis “you are the spirit, you are the heart .
American gothic is often devoid of castles and objects which allude to a civilized history. Differentiating between horror and terror is important in the study of these texts. Considered the quintessential American Gothic writer, Poe's epic story, The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) reveals the tragedy of Rodrick Usher, who suffers from a variety of mental health disorders not even invented or named by modern psychology when Poe wrote about them: hyperesthesia (sensory overload), hypochondria, and acute anxiety. It’s a stellar tale sure to disturb and delight the reader. Characteristics of the Gothic include: death and decay, haunted homes/castles, family curses, madness, powerful love/romance, ghosts, and vampires.
The gypsies, as well as other ethnicity who are seen as allying with Dracula, are altogether portrayed as representing uncivilisation, savageness, and barbarianism. It also suggests any form of resistance against the British Empire, including attempt of blood contamination, immortal sexual behaviors, and the marginal ethnicity themselves, will eventually be defeated. At the final battle to defeat Dracula, the gypsies were depicted as the escort of Dracula. Despite their strength and training, the army, surprisingly , is simply defeated by a young solicitors from the city London, whose“impetuosity, and
Danijela Akrapovic ENGL 1104-70 John Berke Chapter 8 questions 2/2/2018 Vampires Never Die Questions on Meaning 1. “With “The vampire” Polidori gave birth to the two main branches of vampiric fiction: the vampire as romantic hero, and the vampire as undead monster (Del Toro and Hogan, par.4). I believe, del Toro and Hogan wrote this essay because they wanted to give details of how vampires are made and analyze the motivation behind why they never die. Their purpose was also to draw comparisons to how these two-vampire fictions are similar in the myth and philosophy with angels. They likewise demonstrate how science has an extensive influence in what vampires are viewed as.
Likewise, she states how there is a time that Laura will “know everything” meaning within time Laura will understand Carmilla as a vampire. Just like within time the social nature of marriages will change as familial structures are not strongly held in importance anymore, Laura would supposel accept and understand Carmilla as a vampire. Carmilla knows that revealing her vampirism would have unfortunate consequences that she will have to face. The ways that Carmilla is closeted figure shows how she keeps her information about her vampirism a secret as she understands that there would be oppression against her. Carmilla’s being serve as a homosexual force in which that it oppressed in the fear that society would be able to marginalized for Carmilla being such a
The tendency towards more complete and psychologically complex ghosts started to become evident in the 1840s, with Wuthering Heights providing the most famous example of a deliberate ambiguity in the figure of the ghost. The apparition of the child Cathy that Lockwood encounters at the beginning of the novel is presumably a spectral illustration of a fragment of the adult Cathy’s personality. the ghosts of Cathy and Heathcliff rumored to walk the moors together might represent an echo of their previous life as well as a final union of souls beyond the grave; the reader is denied the knowledge of which, an illustration of the violently selfish exclusivity of the bond between the two as well as of the metaphysical boundary between life and death. The novel’s suggestion, however, leans towards the pre-Victorian presentation of ghostly existence as a compromise, an intermediate ground between this life and the next for those who do not belong in either. ‘Do you believe such people are happy in the next world, sir?’ Nelly asks Lockwood of Catherine’s death, having already related Catherine’s dream of being cast out of the heaven which ‘did not seem to be her home’, only to wake, ‘sobbing for joy’, on the heath above Wuthering Heights (202, 120-1).
Well, in my research I had found out that according to Rebecca Dudczak the one reason was that Pometheus experiences consequences from power and enlightenment,(Dudczak) just as Victor Frankenstein does in the novel. Experiencing consequesnes is the first reason Frankenstein is considered The Modern Prometheus. The inquiry for power and enlightenment and not being precautious of what could happen if you temper with the laws of nature. The consequences in Frankenstein can be compared with the original story Prometheus because there is an abundance of tragedy in this story and it seems to repeat itself as it does in Prometheus. The monster continues to strangle and kill multiple people and the bird continues to attack and eat the liver of prometheus.
Gothic Literature is a genre that was popular between 18th to 19th centuries in North Germany. It is always being associated with Dark Romanticism which the emphasize was more on nature, terror and death, horror and many more. It involves dark and gloomy setting and also unexplainable things that are beyond human senses and reason such as ghosts and monsters. The main characters, on the other hand, are always ineffectual which they do not give much effect on the story plot. This can be seen through Washington Irving’s “Rip van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which can be considered as American gothic work in terms of its description of setting, the involvement of supernatural element in the story and also the characteristics of the main character.
Hume also supports this claim by stating that the creature, which was meant to be beautiful, reflects in its outward form Victor’s inward deformity. He gives an example with the early history of the monster that craves love, which is an ironic reproduction of Frankenstein 's personality, for he can neither express love, nor respond properly to human emotions. The result of this intercourse between Gothic and Romantic elements is a novel that is far more complex and sophisticated than the work of many of her contemporaries by provoking philosophical, ethical and moral questions left to the reader to answer, as said by Nicole
RAMOS, PATRICIA R61 153486 LIT13 Saved by Nonconformity Twilight. The Vampire Diaries. These are just two of the prime examples that prove the rise of the glossed-over vampire series of the new generation. Vampires are no longer characterized by their pointy teeth and bloodlust, but romanticized to the point that they become love interests and heroes. No longer are they considered to be poster boys for scary Halloween costumes; Dracula is not the face of this race, but Edward Cullen.