The musicals Sweeney Todd directed by Tim Burton and Buffy the Vampire Slayer directed by Stephen Sondheim have many similarities and differences. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is about a girl named Buffy Summers who has to defeat the demon named sweet who causes people to break out in song and dance, this demon has also stolen Buffys younger sister Dawn Summers. Sweeney Todd is about a barber the gets punished for a crime that he did not commit, fifteen years later he makes his way back to London and changes his name to Sweeney Todd to get revenge on the judge that wrongfully convicted him. By comparing the settings, endings and choreography it is visible to the audience that these two musical pay tribute to their heritage however they have different
Lucys friends have to stab her in the heart and cut off her head. Dracula gets to Mina, which is Jonathans wife. Dracula is going after everyone that is close to each other. The Szgany also has a few conflicts with the good characters of the story. He doesn’t deliver Jonathans letters to Mina and they help Dracula.
As people later find out Carmilla’s true identity as Mircalla and as a vampire, they are disgusted and they revolt against her. People open up her grave to destroy her because she is viewed as a monster in their society: “The body, therefore, in accordance with the ancient practice, was raised, and a sharp stake driven through the heart of the vampire, who uttered a piercing shriek at the moment, in all respects such as might escape from a living person in the last agony” (Le Fanu 96). The execution of Carmilla is stressed upon because it results in how it is thought that
As Mina is pushed away from helping the men defeat Dracula, she has been put in danger as there are hints that Dracula has been visiting her in the night. When Dracula does visit, he forces Mina to drink his blood making her impure as “her white nightdress was smeared with blood” (322). This ended going against everything that the men were trying to save Mina from. In efforts to keep Mina from the battle against Dracula, she is thrown right into the middle unwillingly. In the journal, Desire and Loathing in Bram Stoker's Dracula idea that it suggests is that the men “don’t want her help because of her suspected telepathic link with Dracula, and, finally, they regret not letting her in on their hunting and bring her back into the fold” (Rosenberg).
The leading antagonist, Abigail Williams, drank blood as a charm to kill the wife of John Proctor, the protagonist with whom she was infatuated. Reverend Parris discovers the girls who blame the night’s events on one of the women in their party, knowing that witchcraft is punishable by death. After this first accusation, more and more began to occur. Arthur Miller conveys the struggle of justice through integrity with accusations of Giles Corey, John Proctor, and the evil Abigail Williams. Giles
These roses symbolize the theme of “the threat of female expression” and sex. In the Victorian age, women had to be either a virgin or a mother/ wife or she was considered a “whore” if she was neither. In addition, when Lucy transformed into a vampire, she had already been infused with the blood of 3 other men than her husbands. This was seen as a sexual practice and given Lucy an impure status and she was to be killed to return to a more socially acceptable one. The three black flowers at the bottom also represent the three vampire sisters, which were often described as “voluptuous.” On top of these roses is a Barbie doll which represents a standard of beauty women were expected to have.
Vampires have been seen throughout history as bloodsucking, evil monsters who come out at night to prey upon the innocent by piercing their flesh with their fangs. While this is true, there are more than just this type of literal vampires in literature. In Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor, he describes vampires as any older figure that represents corrupt values who violates young women and leaves them helpless followers in his sin. Although characters in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Harriet Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl did not suck anyone’s blood or run away at a glimpse of sunlight, they are still vampires. Slave owners in these novels are vampires as they exploit young women and strip them of their
Betty Parris’s great power throughout Act I can be seen by her ability to single handedly create chaos and hysteria within the town for her own personal gain. Her power can first be viewed after Susanna Walcott explains the possibility of a supernatural cause to Betty’s illness, leading Abigail to advise her Uncle about “the rumor of witchcraft [that] is all about: [She] thinks [he 'd] best go down and deny it [himself]. The parlor’s packed with people,sir” (10). This is the first hint that others in the town believe in the presence and of the beginnings of the hysteria that follows. Betty started this rumor in the town by pretending to act sick so that she would not get punished for dancing in the woods.
The story of Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, is a story within a story of Victor Frankenstein warning Robert Walton about the dangers of exploring the unknown by telling him about his own misfortune with creating a monster. Near the middle of Frankenstein’s story, he speaks of his sister/wife’s angst when their servant, Justine, is executed because she confessed to the murder of William, Frankenstein’s brother. In Frankenstein, Shelley uses imagery, rhetorical questioning, and varied syntax to help the reader understand how deeply affected Elizabeth was by Justine’s death. In order to connect with the reader and show how Elizabeth is feeling, Shelley uses imagery. When Elizabeth is explaining her despair to Victor, she compares her
Humans have the desire to survive when put in dangerous situations. Aubrey had to make the decision of either saving his sister by warning her about Lord Ruthven. The sister he cared about the most fell to the vampire due to the fact that he was scared because his life was on the line. Salem's Lot is interesting because many people towards the end of the novel are turned into vampires. Parkins Gillespie leaves the town on his own accord not wanting to get involved.
As Lucy becomes a vampire, she becomes increasingly sexualized. Like the vampire ladies of Castle Dracula, her repressed sexuality comes to the surface, and she becomes the sexual aggressor, women in 1897 weren 't supposed to be the ones to ask for kisses. They were supposed to be
Novels portrayed by fear, horror, death and mystery are said to be gothic. The genre was originated in the 17th century and was popularized in the 18th century with novels such as “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. It follows the battle between Dracula, a vampire, and a group of men and women trying to stop him from spreading the undead curse. It’s the ultimate battle between good and evil. “Dracula” by Bram Stoker includes traditional elements such as women in distress, supernatural events, and a dark, impending settings that occur in gothic novels.