The account of Peter Stubbe, the werewolf of Bedburg, is a gruesome tale of a deranged and violent man and a popular source of inspiration for modern tales of lycanthropy. Lycanthropy, derived from the Greek words lukos, wolf, and anthropos, man, is the supposed transformation of man into animal (“Lycanthropy.” Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology). While most instances of lycanthropy in the West involve wolves, the concept is found in many
Monsters are common symbols in American popular culture, even if they are vampires, aliens or Frankensteins. Expressing fears and anxieties through them is a long term phenomenon. However, one monster is exceptional throughout the history of American popular culture: The zombie. Starting in the early 20th century, the zombie began to develop into an constantly omnipresent monster of America’s popular culture. It is often discussed why such a monster can survive in our daily lives, even if social and political issues are regularly changing.
In the three years it took to write his gothic romance, Stoker researched a lot about vampirism. He read countless books on the subject, those included: The Vampire by John Polidori; Carmilla, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Varney the Vampire, James Malcolm Rymer. In addition, Stoker also dissected the life of the Romanian prince that lived throughout the fifteenth century, Vlad Tepes the Impaler. Vlad was such a cruel and bloodthirsty leader that he earned another nickname, as terrifying as his conduct: Dracul, the Son of the Dragon. Although Vlad Dracul did not suck the blood of his victims, or turn into a bat to escape his tormentors, he did torture soldiers captured in battle by tucking thick wooden stakes into their bodies, and leaving them to die in
He disbelieves this myth and finds that “it is astonishing how far Greek gullibility will go”. Ovid also writes of what he thinks was the first werewolf. The Arcadian King Lycaon had angered Zeus by sacrificing a human baby. To punish him, Zeus turned him into a werewolf: Terror struck, he took to flight, and on the silent plains is howling in his vain attempts to speak; he raves and rages and his greedy jaws, desiring their accustomed slaughter, turn against the sheep—still eager for their
"Frankenstein." A horror fiction, gothic novel infused with the elements of the Romantic Movement. The 280 paged book is sectioned into three narratives; Firstly, Walton 's story to his sibling, and the thought of seeking knowledge. Secondly, there is Victor Frankenstein 's story to Robert Walton and the idea of glory and bringing life to death. Thirdly, the creature 's story to Victor Frankenstein and how he became a monster due to society.
Philip tries to convince her to give the revolver back to him and runs at her trying to get the revolver. Her response was to pull the trigger; Vera shot Philip in the head and killed him. Vera, knowing that she would be blamed for all of the other murders, hangs herself; Vera also commits suicide because of the guilt of killing Justice Wargrave is still alive. He writes a note about how he had a last for killing and a strong sense of justice. After he was a judge for many years, he desired to be the executioner.
3. Summary on “Wolves and Widows - Naming, Metaphor, and the Language of Serial Murder” by Wendy M. Zirngibl Introduction In this chapter, the author, Windy Zirngibl, takes the stories of two killers in Montana as the starting point, analyzing the mode of naming the serial killers and the metaphor in the nickname of serial killers, based on specific philosophical theories. Therefore, this passage will endeavor to summarize the author’s ideas in detail. Summary In the first part, the author utilizes narration as a way of introducing the origin of “White Wolf” and “Black Widow”. The story of “White Wolf” took place in Montana, when the serial killer followed two young girls and murdered the older girl in brutal ways.
Maybe someone was in the state of jealousy and anger that they murdered her because they wanted what she had. Her murder was one of the stories that began the chain of crimes soon to be uncovered. A kidnapping or family tied murder are two theories that are possible in this case. Even if JonBenét’s case is cold, her murder is still not justified. JonBenét Ramsey, a six year old beauty queen from Atlanta, Georgia: A child murdered in cold blood at her home in Boulder, Colorado.
Vampires. Aeron Marcellus was a mix between a witch, Vampire and a werewolf. He had the power of a witch, the speed, strength, immortality and the need for blood from a vampire, and being able to transform into a wolf from a werewolf. This new creature was so powerful and dark, that the dark side of Aeron had taken over his mind. He no longer felt kindness nor did he need it anymore.