Vampire literature Essays

  • Dracula And The Vampire Literature

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    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 be one

  • The Vampyre: The Role Of Vampires In Gothic Literature

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    Vampires originally originate from Eastern Europe in the late 17th and 18th century. The literary vampire first appeared in 18th-century poetry, before becoming one of the stock figures of gothic fiction with the publication of Polidori's The Vampyre (1819), which was inspired by the life and legend of Lord Byron. Vampires have been known to have many weaknesses, some examples are garlic, cross, sunlight. Vampires are also known for their blood thirsty appetite. Corpses thought to be vampires were

  • Immortality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Dracula’s Immortality No horror novel has achieved the fame of Dracula. Bram Stoker’s imaginative battle between a motley crew of characters and a centuries-old vampire is one that has captivated for over a century. This longevity cannot be attributed to the plot alone. Dracula is able to captivate because it contains many types of struggles, each one relatable to different social contexts. Aside from its hold as a horror novel, Dracula endures because it serves as a reminder of how society is constantly

  • Dracula Movie And Book Comparison

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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 BA Paper: The Case Study Of Dracula And Twilight Saga By Stephanie Meyer

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    evolution of the vampire. The case study of Dracula (1987) and Twilight saga (2005-2008) by Stephanie Meyer focuses on the changes in the perception of vampires which have occurred since Victorian ages in the United Kingdom until contemporary vampire literature, which was rediscovered in American literature for youths. As the example, the author used two most recognizable novels in this field from both time periods. One is Dracula, written by the one of the pioneers in European Gothic literature Bram Stoker;

  • Elements Of Gothic Elements In Frankenstein

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    The Brief Introduction to Gothic Literature The word “gothic” is once closely connected with the meaning of brutality in the early history. Thus, the corresponding literature with gothic features is deemed as a sort of literature that goes beyond the field of main trend of literature. And through a long period, the type of literature is accepted by people and step into its historic stage. The gothic literature possesses its own typical features. For instance, the horrible atmosphere

  • Examples Of Romantic Love In Twilight

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    the old vampire literature. In Twilight, the main characters are good vampires. They have several human qualities and a conscience that sets them apart from the traditional vampires than were more supernatural beings than humans and with no conscience. Meyer has created vampire characters that make the main vampires more like humans by passing on human characteristics into their life of vampires. Consequently, there is a thin line between the world of the vampires and the real world. Vampires can thus

  • Urban Legends In American Culture

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    clearly, simply due to the way in which they are shown. Legends are always supposed to be told in a convincing means no matter how suspicious their actual story seems to be. One of the most common as well as interesting types of legends is about vampires. Vampires have changed through the time from the myth, the legendary feared creatures, to those that are easily seen in the world nowadays

  • Compare And Contrast Dracula And Twilight's Vampire

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    Comparison of Dracula and Twilight’s vamps Characterisation of Dracula and Meyer’s vamps in these two books is entirely different. Through Stephanie Meyer 's novel vampires are illustrated as inhumanity attractive, powerful almost human creation. Her vampires have major advantages over Stocker 's they are described almost without any weaknesses. Despite of vamps ' reputation they can consume garlic and drink animal blood which is enough for survival, cannot transform into a bat or wolf but some of

  • Comparing Dracula And Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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    Vampire Informative Writing There are a lot of books and movies about vampires. The very first book about vampires was Dracula. A vampire book that is a new modern favorite is the Twilight series. Another modern vampire story is the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All of these books and movies have been popular in some day in time. They all have things in common which are vampires obviously, but all the vampires differ in characteristics. The first vampire I’m going to talk about is Dracula. Dracula

  • Vampires Influence On American Culture

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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

  • Count Dracul The Monsters Used In Horror Literature

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    Vampires have been a common monster used in horror literature; dating back to the 18th century. These creatures have been able to make an identity for themselves within the genre. For years authors have been able to take the essence of the vampire’s identity and ability by turning it into something new. The reinvention allows for there to be a fresh new take on the vampire’s identity and ability. The original template for a vampire has been created through Bram Stokers, Dracula. In this story, Count

  • Comparing Vampires In Beloved And Harriet Jacob's Incidents

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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

  • 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

  • Like A Nightmare On Elm Street Analysis

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    The modern horror genre constantly uses sleep as a plot device. In A Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy Krueger haunts people in their sleep and, in countless other movies and literature, ghosts and dolls always attach when the moon has risen. Even in reality, sleep can be horrifying. People can sleepwalk, have nightmares, or even awake temporarily paralyzed (sometimes even for hours). So, the use of sleep in the horror genre is anything but unusual and the device is definitely not a new construct.

  • How Does Dracula Influence Frankenstein

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    the author of Frankenstein both introduced two of the most petrifying characters in Gothic Literature. Both Dracula and Frankenstein's “ The Monster” demonstrated elements of dread, horror and pain. Even though both characters have similar characteristics Dracula is by far more spine chilling than Frankenstein because of how gruesome it is as well as apart from how Dracula is full of bloodthirsty vampires, many deaths and a unique dark gothic tone. However the real question is what was Bram Stoker's

  • Sexual Anxieties In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    four men. The same men who once desired nothing more than her pure affections are those who persecute her to the grave, for Lucy now personifies the destructive morals of the transgressive female. The violence employed in their fight against the vampire, in addition to their destruction of Lucy’s egregious body, demonstrates that male anxieties and fears often transform into hatred towards that which questions their masculinity.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Literary Analysis Of Octavia Butler's Fledgling

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    protagonist of this captivating novel. The question being examined is whether or not the voice of the hybrid, genetically modified vampire, Shori Matthews, comes across as reliable, or unreliable to the reader. In the first chapter, Shori identifies only as a person, but through her quest to find out her true identity, it is later the reader learns she is actually a vampire. Can a vampire be thought of as a reliable, dependable source, capable of being taken at face value? Shori begins, “I awoke to darkness