Vampire And Vampire Similarities

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From the award winning Twilight series to T.V shows such as Vampire Diaries, and True Blood, Vampires have become a nationwide phenomenon, but how do they compare to Bram Stokers Dracula? Dracula was written in 1897, it became very popular back then, and later became a renowned classic. Vampires nowadays are very differentially portrayed then vampires back then. There are a lot of differences but there are similarities such as how the presence of blood effects them. They have some of the same supernatural powers, and also have different ones. In todays society Vampire’s are glorified and adored, and are seen as perfect creatures, this was not the case for earlier vampires. Count Dracula is described as a “tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white mustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of color about him anywhere” (Stoker 21). He is normal in appearance; not standing out in a crowd, whereas vampires in Twilight tend to be more …show more content…

While the vampires in Twilight don’t have the same abilities as the Count, they posses other supernatural talents. For example, Alice has the ability to see the future (Meyer 290) and Edward can hear people’s thoughts, “I can’t hear anyone anywhere. I have to be fairly close. It’s a little like being in a huge hall filled with people, everyone talking at once…Until I focus on one voice, and then what they’re thinking is clear… I hear voices in my mind” (Meyer pg.

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