Over the years people have given new out looks on the original vampire, Dracula. He was a tall non-attractive looking man who would never come out during the day. Hollywood however has made new vampire stories such as Twilight, True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries/The Originals that have new ideas of a vampire. These novels/books all have differences, but some still have key characteristics of the original vampire.
Similar to Dracula, Twilight’s vampires have many of the same characteristics. The vampires in Dracula and Twilight both are very pale. People in both books often mention how pale the vampires are. Along with pale skin their skin is usually very tough. This meaning that it is very strong and does not tear very often without much force. The next similarity is that both novels vampires are always cold. Jonathan explains that Dracula’s hand was as cold as a dead mans (20). In Twilight Bella met Edward and his hand was very cold also when Bella grabbed it. The finale similarity is the eyes of the vampires. In both novels the vampire’s eyes are red. Their eyes have a ring around the eye, but when they hunt their eyes turn bright red all around. Finally in Dracula we could tell he was very wealthy from him purchasing many houses in other countries, which is why Jonathan originally went to see him (2). The family in Twilight is also very wealthy when it comes to money. They also have many other houses that they can use to hide or just get away.
Vampires in Dracula and Twilight also have a few differences. First a major difference is sunlight does not affect the vampires in Twilight. The only thing the sun does to them is making them glow like glitter is on them. In Dracula the vampires are...
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...ginal. Finally we do not truly know how Dracula was created he was the very first vampire. Then over the many years he was alive he made new vampires by feeding off people. In The Vampire Diaries however we do know how they were created. A witch created the vampires in The Vampire Diaries. She later regretted the creation she made, and wanted to undo what she had already done.
So as we can see over the years Hollywood has made some vampire stories very different from the original, Dracula. From a story where a vampire would just go around feeding on people. Now you have some stories such as True Blood where humans want to be vampires so they can be immortal. Also you have some stories were vampires can walk in the sun and not be harmed such as in Twilight. However though some things still have that vampire feel to it, you can never change the true original vampire.
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