Vampire’s Similarities/Differences Dracula is the first novel about vampires, but it is not the last. Over the years, vampires have changed. Their characteristics have changed as far as the way the vampires act. What the vampires can eat. What are the vampires are afraid of.
The only difference was that Louis did it for himself unlike in the other two when romantic feelings towards a human showed. Before, vampires could not contain themselves when it came to a humans blood but now they have gained the ability to control it. There are many ways to kill a vampire such as exposure to sunlight, garlic, and a wooden stake through the heart.
When they discovered that these infants were not their children, the vampire would drink the newborn’s blood and give the village a disease. The Aztec people believed they were the cause of all diseases on the earth. After thousands of years of searching for their children they would become tired of doing such things. Satan would then offer them the job of helping the sun set. The Cihuateteo were supposed to have skeleton faces and eagle claws for hands and feet (Williams).
He turns Lucy into the Un-dead and transform her into a bloody killer. Lucy had a good life with a man she loved but when Dracula changed her it changed everything. Lucy's death was a tragedy and throughout the letters the reader can gather it was a painful event at all. “ Entrance she died, and entrance she is undead, too… There is no malign there, see, and so it make it hard that I was kill her in her sleep, "(220) Along with killing Lucy, Dracula also kills a solicitor in the novel. Even though the solicitor does not have a large role it is still The act of killing that can give Dracula the representation of being evil.
He has the typical physiognomy of a vampire with his pale skin, pointed ears and sharp teeth. Dracula's pale skin in contrast with his dark eyes create an image of death, and the cold feeling of Dracula's skin that... ... middle of paper ... ...to that of a human. Ironically, it is only in this innocent state that the vampire can be killed. Vampires will forever be perceived as scary, ghost like creatures that suck the life out of human beings, and leave only teeth marks. "Shadow of a Vampire," however begins to show vampires in another light.
This could be that they cannot not measure up to Dracula‘s power. Henry David Thoreau once said, “Things do not change, we change.” This is a reasonable explanation for the change of vampires today. Readers now want a new kind of vampire; the ruthless bloodsucker Stoker created is no longer the main interest in the new world of vampires. This new generation of vampire novels are keeping people interested, just as Dracula did. Even though they have different qualities; they all have a little piece of Dracula to start with.
In order to kill Dracula they must plunge a stake through it's heart, cut off it's head, and stuff it's mouth with garlic. They use silver knives to kill him just as the sun sets. "Get him before he flees" said Jonathan, "he must not get away." Arthur proceeds with the stake cautiously. "I got him" yelled Arthur.
Bram Stoker created the basis for all vampires to come. Stoker created Dracula to be a very dark and evil creature with the ability to shape shift, defy gravity, read minds, turn others into vampires with his blood, and transport (Stoker). Though his abilities are vast, he also has weaknesses that diminish his strength. Dracula cannot go out in the daylight, or he will burn, and though he is immortal, if he is decapitated and staked through the heart he will die. A weakness unique to Dracula is the fact that he has to be near Transylvanian soil in order to rest and regenerate his strength (Stoker).