It also exhibits how a vampire feels about living for eternity. The vampire genre is one that is so widely exploited because anything can be done with it. It can be made into a horror story made to induce nightmares, into a story that displays humans can be just as monstrous as the monster, or into a romance that proves that love conquers all. The mystery and sensuality that shrouds vampires allows for a vampire story to be anything and everything the writer or reader desires.
The idea of the vampire has shifted so drastically over the course of time, from fear to an admiration of a creature that could kill you in seconds. In the popular culture of today, the vampire is something attractive that girls pine after and want to be since there are a multitude of romance novels printed today with the male leads being portrayed as a
Stoker was not the first writer to make use of the vampire legend. Throughout the 19th century vampires appeared in a number of works, including Sheridan LeFanu's Carmilla (1872), which Stoker read as a young man. But it is Stoker's version of the vampire legend that has had the most enduring popular appeal and the greatest influence on modern writers and filmmakers. In his book Vampires Unearthed, Martin Riccardo tells the story of a survey taken by Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum to determine the world's "most hated person." Dracula ranked fifth.
The supporters of the old vampire want Dracula to be a monster. The supporters of the new vampire on the other hand like it to be a beautiful creature that does not want to hurt people (Kristjansdottir “Vampire in Lit.”). The idea of an undead night stalker that feeds on human blood has been around for centuries and endures to this day. Numerous countries and cultures across the
The story of Chugoro is a classic vampire tale. Although, it doesn’t strictly follow the most common idea of what a vampire is; it carries many of the themes within it. Chugoro is the main protagonist in the story. Chugoro falls in love with a woman and continues to pursue the love despite it clearly being against his better judgement. He marries her on a spur of the moment decision made under a supernatural spell.
What is it about the nineteenth century that caused a craving for the horrific and scary? Byron and Polidori’s vampires are a representation for Byron’s audacious lifestyle and relatively secret bi-sexuality. Ignoring the fact that Byron was no stranger to Opium or drink, a vampire could easily be the manifestation of his self-image: the reserved lifestyle of the vampire being his popularity and the wickedness being the scandal that hides just underneath. Byron was a popular figure among women, having many affairs in his lifetime. He wasn’t only a hit among women, though, having sexual relations with men, as well.
Vampires Vampires have fell under a certain stereotype ever since the early nineteenth Century, and even up until today. Movies, novels and people in general have depicted vampires as bloodsucking demons who turn into bats, and I am sure everyone is familiar with any vampires need to seduce women almost daily. Vampires are said to be " an alien nocturnal species," as Nina Auerbach's book-"Our vampires, ourselves" states; but all vampires are not the coffin lying, shadow loitering monsters that the media perceives them to be. First of all, vampires are neither inhuman nor nonhuman, " they are simply more alive than they should be." What does this statement infer?
In order to obtain these things he went behind Gertrude, his lover¹s, back and murdered her husband. Shortly after, he married her and took the crown. Not only was this extremely deceitful to Gertrude, but it hurt Hamlet, his nephew, extremely. Lady Macbeth was indeed as power hungry as Claudius, and she too plotted a murder in order for her husband to obtain the crown. In doing this she was extremely deceitful of her lover also.
His "med'cine works! Thus credulous fools are caught..." Iago slowly poisons people's thoughts, implanting ideas in their heads without implication to himself. Iago, a masterful deceiver, says, "And what's he t... ... middle of paper ... ...to be a person "of exceeding honesty, (who) knows all qualities, with learned spirit of human dealings." Iago does know all about human dealings, but he is far from honest. He uses the trust Othello puts into their friendship to turn him into a jealous man.
His intelligence shines through his ability to deceive, his ability to strategize, and his ability to twist the truth. Iago is appealing to the characters of the pay because he gives them what they want. Iago is appealing to the reader as well. His character is totally unconflicted about being evil, making him known to some authors as the villain of all villains. Iago is, in many ways, the most intelligent and appealing character in the play.