Vampire Essays

  • Vampires: Vampires Are Mythical Creatures Of The Night

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    Vampires have appeared in so many novels, books, movies and TV shows. In recent years, the vampire trend has set off and has attracted a bigger audience. They were not always called as vampires because there were always other names, depending upon the folklore. However, that term grew into fame during the early 18th century. During that period, the superstition of vampires rapidly rose and many stories came about.( Silver & Ursini pp. 22-23) Vampires are mythical creatures of the night. They survive

  • Vampire Legend Analysis

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    Forget Dracula and Transylvania, for the true origins of the vampire legends take a trip to the small Serbian town of Kisilova. It was there where a peasant named Petar Blagojevich was accused of becoming a vampire after his death in 1725. Nine of his fellow villagers were said to have fallen ill and died shortly afterwards, all of them claiming on their deathbeds that it was the doing of Petar. It is this setting that Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova uses as a basis for its story and

  • Analysis Of The Vampire Diaries

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    good thing must come to an end, and one of them is the romantic/fantasy television series, The Vampire Diaries, that is based from the novel of the same name by L.J. Smith. TVD has been running since 2009 starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder. The story is about a human girl named Elena, who torn between two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore, including a newly-turned vampire friend Caroline and another friend who is a witch named Bonnie, with a wonderful mix of some werewolves

  • Dracula And The Vampire Literature

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    fact that tales or myths about vampires arose in the beginnings of the 1700’s, with literary works from authors such as Robert Southey, who is well known for being the first writer to ever mention Vampires in the English Literature with his poem “ Thalaba The Destroyer ”, till today the most significant and outstanding pieces of literature to mention vampires rose in the 1900’s. In 1897, the tale “ Dracula ” by Bram Stoker soon became known as the birth of the vampire literature and carried on to

  • Why Do Vampires Exist In Society

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    Vampires: The Truth about Their Existence and Survival in the Modern World The modern media industry vastly overuses the story of a mysterious, hooded figure attacking a helpless young woman, dramatically biting her neck as she cries into the night. Any regular media consumer cannot go to a bookstore or flip through the channels on a television without seeing a story similar to this. The story of a bloodsucking vampire has intrigued people from all over the world for centuries; however, what most

  • Essay On The Vampire Diaries

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    RAMOS, PATRICIA R61 153486 LIT13 Saved by Nonconformity Twilight. The Vampire Diaries. These are just two of the prime examples that prove the rise of the glossed-over vampire series of the new generation. Vampires are no longer characterized by their pointy teeth and bloodlust, but romanticized to the point that they become love interests and heroes. No longer are they considered to be poster boys for scary Halloween costumes; Dracula is not the face of this race, but Edward

  • Dracula Vs Vampire Movies

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    What would it be like to be a vampire? What would it be like to have a vampire in one’s life? What were the vampires of folklore like? These topics will be reviewed throughout this essay by comparing four of the vampire books and movies. All the vampire movies have some similarities and differences but four literature pieces in particular will be gone through in this comparison. The four pieces of literature to be compared in this comparison are Dracula by Bram Stoker, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

  • The Vampire Diaries: Dracul Saved By Nonconformity

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    RAMOS, PATRICIA R61 153486 LIT13 Saved by Nonconformity Twilight. The Vampire Diaries. These are just two of the prime examples that prove the rise of the glossed-over vampire series of the new generation. Vampires are no longer characterized by their pointy teeth and bloodlust, but romanticized to the point that they become love interests and heroes. No longer are they considered to be poster boys for scary Halloween costumes; Dracula is not the face of this race, but Edward

  • The Vampire Diaries Movie Analysis

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    “The Vampire Diaries” Season 6, episode 6 titled “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get” is mostly about Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) return to his family and friends. However, the Salvatore vampire’s return was not a pleasant one because he finds out what Elena (Nina Dobrev) did to her memories and he ends up in a life-threatening situation. Spoiler Alert: This feature contains major spoilers on “The Vampire Diaries” Season 6, episode 6 titled “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get.” Tripp

  • The Supernatural Themes In 'Why Vampires Never Die'

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    increasingly piqued our curiosity. Ranging from ghouls to ghosts, all forms of the supernatural have their own likable features. In Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan article “Why Vampires Never die” they mention how vampires were created, and why they are so interesting today. Guillermo del Toro explains that vampires either play the role of the antagonist or a romantic. The idea that any being can live forever has bewildered many Americans today. In many productions such as Twilight, Zombieland

  • Vampires Never Die Analysis

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    8 questions 2/2/2018 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

  • Gothic Analysis

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    According to this, the development of the differentiation between “outside” and “inside” has encountered two periods, using vampire gothic novels as examples. Firstly, in the novel Dracula, Count Dracula is defined as the “outside”, who yet reflects some human tendency and instinct. Secondly, using the novel Interview with the vampire as an example, the introspective vampires like Louis are considered as the “inside”, who symbolize modern consciousness however lacking in the “outside”. Ultimately

  • Heathcliff And Catherine In Dante Gabriel Krishnan's Wuthering Heights

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    ghost as a vampiric entity is anything but absurd, as long as one does not equal 'vampire' with Dracula as described in the first chapter. An impartial reading reveals a great number of similarities between the depiction of Catherine and Heathcliff and common vampire tropes. Wuthering Heights shares a type of anti-hero with the first vampire narrative, an archetype which was later imitated by the most influential vampire

  • Open Sexuality In Dracula

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    It is not just women in Victorian society who suffered due to complicated sexuality; Johnathan Harker was a victim of the open sexuality displayed by the vampire women. In his journal he writes “The girl went on her knee and bent over me, simply gloating. There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck, she actually licked her lips like an animal.” When he says “Bent over me” it makes the girl seem of a higher status than him. In these times

  • Extermination And Impirism In Le Fanu's 'Carmilla'

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    her not to be afraid of, were actual part of the illness. The source of Laura’s illness is found when a doctor finds marks of vampire bites upon Laura which frightens them that such a creature exists. The doctor mentions how about a female vampire and then Carmilla’ true identity was revealed. 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

  • Definition Of Feminism In Movies

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    time. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, aliens, witches, ghosts have figured prominently in genre fiction for several centuries. The vampires in particular have had quite allure than other types. Nowadays, the vampire movies are becoming popular than the past. Time passed, the vampire films also have changed quite different way than 1990s. The first contrast is the appearance of the vampires in the movies. Compared to the old version of vampires with current vampires, the old version of vampires was not

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula Fictional Novel 1951-Today

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    of the days that he was in the castle, three female vampires tried to assault him, but Dracula put an end to it and said that he belongs to him. Jonathan was scared for his life, so he tried to

  • Comparing Carmilla And Bram Stoker's Dracula And Dracula

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    The first mention of vampires in literature seeped through from European folklore. In the mid-1700s, a vampire panic swept the Serbian countryside. Victims reported being visited in the night by their recently deceased relatives or neighbors, who throttled the life from them. Those struck by these visions died within days. When panicked townspeople exhumed the offending corpses, they found "tell-tale" signs of vampirism: hair and nails that continued to grow after death, blood in the mouth, a lack

  • Lilith Vs Lamia

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    earliest references to vampires was in ancient Greece. They refer to a creature called "Empusa" or "Lamia" that has the appearance of a horrible winged female demon that attracts young men to their death in order to drink their blood and eat their flesh. Also, Lamia was a mistress of Zeus who was driven to madness by Hera. In hers madness, Lamia murdered her children, so at night she goes hunting human children in search of revenge (118). Lamia was the first female vampire who seduces men and drink

  • The Importance Of Pribolism In 'Dracula' By Van Helsing

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    Killing the monster is obviously not as easy as killing humans. Luckily for the protagonists, Van Helsing seems well versed in vampire hunting. One of the ways he uses to rid England of vampires is through religion. This is also how one is able to purify the abject: Abjection appears as a rite of defilement and pollution in the paganism that accompanies societies with a dominant or surviving matrilinear character. It takes on the form of the exclusion of a substance (nutritive or linked to sexuality)