Fifty years later, Sheridan Le Fanu gave the world its first favorite female vampire in Carmilla, which he published in 1872. In Carmilla, a young woman falls prey to a vampire in an isolated castle. Sound familiar? Scholars have noted many similarities between Carmilla and Bram Stoker 's vampire masterpiece, Dracula, which followed twenty-five years later. By the time Dracula was published, the reading public was steeped in vampire tales.
Vampires have been a common monster used in horror literature; dating back to the 18th century. These creatures have been able to make an identity for themselves within the genre. For years authors have been able to take the essence of the vampire’s identity and ability by turning it into something new. The reinvention allows for there to be a fresh new take on the vampire’s identity and ability. The original template for a vampire has been created through Bram Stokers, Dracula.
So, Quincey Morris volunteers. This exchange between these two would’ve been seen as an inappropriate act. Also, vampire attacks are described as “kisses” rather than “bites” which adds intimacy to the novel. Jonathan Harker even has an encounter with three of Dracula’s beautiful women and thinks that they wanted to drink his blood. Many actions within the novel are viewed as rather intimate in the Victorian Era, which is not how we would usually view
When compared to how influential it was during the Victorian era, Dracula has become increasingly significant over the past decades. This can be attributed to the fact that, in actuality, the story only acquired its legendary classic status in the 20th century, when the cinematic versions appeared. In order to write the masterpiece described by many as “the sensation of the season” and “the blood-curdling novel of the century”, Bram Stoker had to engage in extensive research of vampirism; as a matter of fact, a Romanian prince named Vlad was Stoker’s inspiration for the main character of Dracula. Thus, the story of the mysterious aristocrat who lives in a castle in the remote region of Transylvania, Romania, became play and film. In the three
The Battle of Love Love is a powerful force that is used in this world for both good and evil which this book displays. Dracula, written by Bram Stoker in 1897, is one of the greatest stories showing the truth that love conquers all evil. Jonathan Harker, a real estate seller, is going off to Transylvania to visit Count Dracula, a man supposedly interested in buying many estates across London. To Jonathan’s demise, Dracula turns out to be a dark and twisted creature and in the end escapes from the castle. After his hard journey, he and his now wife Mina will head back home to encounter a similar tragedy that has happened to Mina’s friend Lucy.
James Whaley is an English born director whom participated in several films for Universal studios where he eventually took up the task of directing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel following the popular release of Dracula that same year. The success of Frankenstein was rooted in it’s genre being a horror film and the immediate success it brought to movie producers. The interpretation by Whaley is highlighted by several plot transitions which are not shown in the movie as well as certain alterations like Henry Frankenstein (Victor in the book) using a criminal brain rather than any other brain collected as implied by Shelley. Other major differences in the plot of the movie compared to the novel involves the monster Frankenstein himself and everything about the character. In the movie Frankenstein is portrayed as an impulsive monster only capable of fulfilling his most physical and animal like actions.
‘Dracula’ is a modern play which is adapted, by Liz Lochhead, from the classic horror novel written by Bram Stoker. The play is set during the Victorian era and develops the key themes that were prevalent during this era such as sexual hypocrisy. Lochhead’s unusual approach paces much more significance on the female characters, in particular, Mina and Lucy and puts much less significance on the more well-known and traditional main characters Dracula and Van Helsing. This repression of sexual desires is expressed as Lucy struggles to cope with the social convention of how Victorian women had to behave. In the opening scene, Lucy has conflicting elements in her character and struggles to cope with social convention as Liz Lochhead describes
I chose to do my project about Buffy: The Vampire Slayer to emphasize that many shows include classed, gendered, and raced themes and portray these things to an unwitting audience. My main focus was a comparison between the nuanced and complex character stories in Buffy to the simplified trope characters in urban films. I will be addressing the critical questions at the end of my presentation, beginning with the comparison between administrators in urban films and suburban films or television series. In Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, there are two main administrators during the first season. The first administrator is Principal Flutie, who is portrayed as sympathetic and caring.
This literary analysis will be of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, exploring the role of lead character, Shori Matthews, who is both the narrator and protagonist of this captivating novel. The question being examined is whether or not the voice of the hybrid, genetically modified vampire, Shori Matthews, comes across as reliable, or unreliable to the reader. In the first chapter, Shori identifies only as a person, but through her quest to find out her true identity, it is later the reader learns she is actually a vampire. Can a vampire be thought of as a reliable, dependable source, capable of being taken at face value? Shori begins, “I awoke to darkness.” ( ) She is terribly burned, without clothes, starving for food, and has absolutely no memory
Dracula is about vampires in general, the myth, the mystery and the horror. Even though Dracula wasn’t the first vampire story, it was the first really popular one. Throughout the novel, the author, Bram Stoker, portrays many different aspects of women's roles in the 19th century. With the use of imagery and symbolism, the theme of sexuality and gender roles has an enormous presence in the novel. Social gender roles of women and men during the Victorian Era were very strict and looked upon differently than any other time period.
AJ Krafton – Heartstopping fiction that is epic in scope Author AJ Krafton has always been fascinated with Victorian society and has a thing for vampires, which is very evident when reading her book, The Heartbeat Thief. However, having already written about demivamps in her Demimonde series, she came up with a brand new twist for The Heartbeat Thief. Today we chat to her about the immense research that the book required, the challenge of writing about macarbe subject matter and the influence of Edgar Allan Poe on her work.
Rebecca Williams talks about The Vampire Diaries, and how it was a series of novel and later turns into a teen horror television series. The debate on the similar genre of vampires movies explains how The Vampire Diaries has dominated and is most representative on contemporary vampire and supernatural. The author also shortly describes the role of the vampire and how it plays and associates to the current and evolving society. This is related to my claim in which the article can provide supportive evidence on the description of vampires and use it to explain further on how they are similar to human. The discussion of saying The Vampire Diaries is a horror television series can help to explain my research topic theme, violence.
I think I 'll end up in Europe or Canada, or Argentina, but not here; not New York. The other book is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. The time I read To Kill a Mockingbird was one of the most life-changing moments for me, as I heard to Tears for Fears 's music hits. The music and the book were the perfect combination, and I 'm questing for one more of those moments. It may be delusional, since To Kill a Mockingbird was the improved draft of Go Set a Watchman, but I 've per-ordered on Amazon already.
Throughout the years, classic horror films have been adapted to modern days; moreover, vampires live forever, but they have evolved. The classic scary, but intriguing vampires who prey on humans to drink their blood have now become likeable and attractive vampires who protect humans. The classic Dracula and the modern Edward Cullen will be compared based on their creation, personality, and their supernatural aspects. Edward Cullen and Dracula are creatures that are considered to be thrilling and exciting creations. Dracula is a major figure that was inspired by Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.