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    Vampire Archetypes

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    A vampire is often a villain creature that portrays evil and is often used as the villain within a text. Vampires as archetype villains have evolved and indeed represent the context in which they are created. The vampire archetype has adapted to the time and context to suit the modern day audience to entertain the 21st century generation. Stoker created the unethical villain Dracula that embodied the appearance of the vampire archetype and religion of society in the late 19th century. The vampire

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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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    She-Vampires In Dracula

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    Moreover, the she-vampires can be seen as our Femme Fatale characters that are not controlled by male authority. Jonathan Harker is “only in the presence of theses she-vampires through an act of wilful defiance of the count’s instructions-it is a situation at least so for his own seeking and his response to events as they unfold demonstrates at least a tacit willingness on his part to participate.” Through this “wilful defiance” he deliberately refuses to recognise Dracula as his authority figure

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    Vampire Vs Dracula

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    Vampires! A common creature that commonly occurs throughout pop culture is the ever-changing vampire. Vampires are the blood sucking, night-dwelling creatures, that have been dominating pop culture as we know it for more than 100 years, with folklore on vampires dating back thousands of years. Due to cultural shifts, and the advancement of cinematography the vampire as we know it has changed tremendously. From Bela Lugosi as the legendary Dracula in 1931, all the way to Eddie Murphy as the not

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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

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    When one compares two monsters such as a zombie and a vampire it is easy to see the differences between them. Zombies and vampires have more differences than they do similarities. With one being a walking corpse only seeking the consumption of flesh, and the other being a blood sucking un-dead creature with some human qualities. These monsters also represent specific fears that people have, and in return make the people of today so much more drawn to these movies. People like things they can relate

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    Just as with the vampire, the modern werewolf is depicted as attractive, powerful, and romanticized part of fantasy thanks to film industry. In the past werewolves were seen the unseen dangers of the night that preyed on livestock, young children, men, and women as well as

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    “The History of Vampires” by Mike Belmont goes into depth about the history of vampires and their origins. Vampires are one of the oldest mythical creatures and stories of them can also be traced into many different cultures and areas of the world, but despite the well known stories of drinking blood and being immortal, not much else if know of how they came to be. Belmont believes the history of vampires can be found in the Scriptures of Delphi in “The Vampire Bible”. The first vampire was an Italian

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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

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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

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    talking about lemons? Vampires have problems in their marriage just like most humans do except that there is no “Until death do us part” in Karen Russel’s story “Vampires In The Lemon Grove”. Magreb and Clyde are vampires that are quenching their thirst together for eternity. Their choice of residence is in a Lemon Grove that satisfies their thirst with the lemons. Marriage is a commitment and the use of vampire characters allow a fresh take on what commitment means. The vampire couple have been around

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    dichotomy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: sinner or saint. Several characters are able to bridge this: Spike and Buffy being two of the notable examples, playing both roles throughout the series. However, the female vampires of the series consistently fall into the latter category of sinner, and not only that, but a sexually deviant or hyper sexualized sinner. There are no recurring female vampires in the show that do not become categorized in this extreme way. Willow is only a vampire in two different episodes

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    . Dear Editor, In the reading,” Why Vampires Never Die” by Guillermo Del Toro and Huck Hogan they analyzed that vampires have a sense of trait rooted back to his ancestors of humans. Had better describe as apes giving an allusion to how this bloodthirsty creature is related to the first beings recorded showing how they are accustomed to cold weather like our ancestors. In fact, the authors discuss that the saddest thought people have a sense of always trying to become immortal beings bringing an

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    pretty much said differently over time. Vampires and zombies were the main source of how folklore changed over time, whether it was by stories, the media or how you saw yourself in them everyone had there own aspects of each monster. “ John William Polidori stitched together folklore personal resentment and erotic anxieties into the vampyre, a story that is the basis for vampires as they are understood today” (292). That is how the famous story of vampires started. For zombies in the other hand

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    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

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    Vampires in the New World surveys vampire films and literature from both national and historical perspectives since the publication of Bram Stoker 's Dracula, providing an overview of the changing figure of the vampire in America. It focuses on such essential popular culture topics as pulp fiction, classic horror films, film noir, science fiction, horror fiction, blaxploitation, and the recent Twilight and True Blood series in order to demonstrate how cultural, scientific, and ideological trends

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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

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