Vampires Never Die Analysis

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Danijela Akrapovic
ENGL 1104-70
John Berke
Chapter 8 questions

Vampires Never Die
Questions on Meaning
1. “With “The vampire” Polidori gave birth to the two main branches of vampiric fiction: the vampire as a romantic hero, and the vampire as a undead monster (Del Toro and Hogan, par.4). I believe, del Toro and Hogan wrote this essay because they wanted to give details of how vampires are made and analyze the motivation behind why they never die. Their purpose was to also draw comparisons on how these two-vampire fictions are similar in the myth and philosophy with angels. They likewise demonstrate how science has an extensive influence in what vampires are viewed as.
2. The thesis of “Vampires Never Die” is stated succinctly in …show more content…

Del Toro and Hogan explanation for the appeal of vampires in contemporary culture is described that vampires are sensual and liberated creatures who live forever. Vampires were shown as cannibal creatures who still live off of human blood and need for human lust. Anyhow, the appeal has changed through time and geography since it now comes in multiple structures, for instance, “soap opera storylines, sexual liberation, noir detective fictions, etc.” (Del Toro and Hogan, par. 11). The appeal of vampires has remained consistent in the style by which society is up until now fascinated with the possibility of eternality.
4. Toro’s and Hogan interpretation of vampires is that the image of the vampire keeps up with society by having versatile ways that work with what we have and necessity in the future. They demonstrate the shared trait amongst vampires and original humanity. The authors indicate that every monster represents some of human’s needs, and for vampires, they represent our desires of eternal life, adaptability, and primal lust.
5. In paragraph 15: “Science becomes the modern man’s superstitions” the authors mean that with reasons individuals are fascinated by vampires. Vampires illustrate a future science myth that is clashing with the present, while individuals' "technological arrogance" enable them to satisfy their fear and …show more content…

The first thesis is “It is not merely people of other persecuted races who can become victims in a racial war, but also those we would least expect-the persecuting race itself. (Ayad, par.1) The second thesis is” Unlike hand-made art, which in its very purpose begs to be viewed through various interpretations, photography, and particularly … under a genuine set of circumstances. The picture is not invented, it is real life, and in being so demands to be viewed alongside its agenda, for without this context, it may never be fully understood (Ayad. Par.8). I believe, Ayad brings these two theses together in the final paragraph: “In fact, even if the original photographer saw the image as artistic, subsequent events compel us to try to see the image of the Polish girl with Nazis as journalism. In this endeavor, we must uncover as much as possible about the surrounding context. As much as we can, we need to know this girl’s particular story. Without a name, date, place, or relevant data, this girl would fall even further backward into the chapters of unrecorded history.” (Ayad, par.

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