The Context Of Peasantsirism In Dracula And Stephenie Meyer's Dracula

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One reason Wuthering Heights has become interesting to scholars in the context of vampirism is its connection to the latest literary vampire phenomenon, Stephenie Meyer 's Twilight saga (2005-2008). The main character Bella reads the novel, relating her situation to the events in it, and thereby invites the reader to do the same. This reference has been used by the publishing company HarperCollins to republish Emily Brontë 's novel with a Twilight themed cover design, advertising it as “Bella & Edward 's Favourite Book” (Murnane 159). There are some remarkable parallels between both novels, and the comparison illustrated the changes vampire narratives have undergone since they were introduced to the literary world by Polidori.
In order to fully understand this development, some influential works should not go unmentioned. As mentioned before, it was Bram Stroker 's novel Dracula which defined the vampire narrative more than any other literary work. Stoker selected featured from folklore and literary vampires, added ideas of his own and combined them into a strong archetype.

“The way ancient tradition, such as folkloric elements of vampires or the influence of early demon forms […] were intertwined with cutting edge technology, such as the used of shorthand, Dr Seward 's phonography and Van Helsing 's blood transfusion, allowed for the creation of what is essebtially the vampire 's passport into the twentieth century and its manifestation once again as a socially relevant

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