Anne Rice Essays

  • The Vampire Lestat and the Problem of Eternal Damnation

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    reference to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and both Interview with the Vampire and Queen of the Damned motion pictures, Lestat's journey from mortal to perhaps damned immortal will be cross examined with Christian thought on what it is to be damned an how Lestat has transcended the state of sinner to supernatural supreme entity. Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles cover great lengths of time from pre-revolutionary France to late twentieth century New York and New Orleans. Within this time Rice shows us

  • Fantasy and Magical Realism in Violin

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    Fantasy and Magical Realism in Violin Violin is a novel by Anne Rice. The genre of the book is fantasy and the text allows for many comparisons to made between fantasy and magical realism. I felt that there were a lot of fantastic elements in this book. An example of a fantastic element is when Tirana laid in bed with Karl after he died. She kept him in the house for about four days after his death because she didn't want the funeral parlor to burn him; she wanted to be with him forever

  • The Queen of the Damned

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    The Queen of the Damned As we draw towards others and follow them and their way we lose our own way and part of ourselves in the process. The Queen of the Damned is Anne Rice’s third book in The Vampire Chronicles series. In the beginning it’s all about a group of present-day immortal vampires struggles to save the mortal humans from the first vampire Akasha. She devilishly plans to enslave mankind and destroy all men on earth in order to stop wars and promote peace. She decides to save one male

  • Interview with the Vampire - Book vs. Movie

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    in Paris. The novel starts off with a young boy interviewing a vampire named Louis and fades off and on onto story scenes that Louis is telling to the young boy. Basically to say the settings in the movie and book are about the same. The writer Anne Rice also does a great job creating a vampire environm... ... middle of paper ... ... And finally the 6-year-old girl who was adapted into their lives as their sister is Claudia played by Kirstein Dunst. In the movie Claudia had very long curly blond

  • Violin

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    Violin was a truly fabulous name for this story. It contains many fantastic elements as well as realistic elements; however, it should not be confused with magical realism. Violin copy written in 1997 by Anne Rice. She has written several novels that were imaginary and fantastic. The novels that Anne Rice has written have that kind of effect on a person while reading her novels. During the story, the unreal elements of the story started with the fact that she kept her husband with her after he had

  • Fan Fiction in a Literary Context

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    that people are trying to continue the story. We always try to do that when the story ends before we're prepared for the ending. - Neil Postman, chairman of the department of culture and communication at New York University[1] On the official Anne Rice web site[2] appears the following message: I do not allow fan fiction. The characters are copyrighted. It upsets me terribly to even think about fan fiction with my characters. I advise my readers to write your own original stories with your

  • A Look At Savage Garden

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    soon found out another Australian band also had that name so, they bought the name from them but, then they found another English band called Crush so they decided to call the band Savage Garden which was thought of by Darren, it was from an Anne Rice novel where “she describes the world as two levels, one as a very beautiful place but,in the other, underneath, we’re all savage beasts”(The conception of savage garden) in the other,Darren and Daniel so fired by self assurance, sent out over

  • Research Paper On Dracula

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    Julie Weiner Nov 25, 2014 Research Paper 1 First Reader: Ann Croxson In early folklore, the vampire was a creature of superstition, imagined as a walking corpse with terrible breath who fed off blood at night. It was a hideous creature that rose from its grave to haunt villages. Hundreds of years later, the image has changed greatly in Western literature and film, from a terrifying monster to a suave, charming individual who is dangerous but irresistible. Today, the vampire is a staple in literature

  • Intertextuality in Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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    demands a sophisticated level of engagement by viewers, and that this is encouraged by a number of strategies, including intertextual references. She notes that the show makes many references, for example to shows such as Xena and the novels of Anne Rice, and that these are 'Part of a common cultural vocabulary that connects characters to a broader "real" world culture. Such references lend the series a greater sense of meaningfulness, and textual richness, further encouraging discussion between

  • Treatment of Homosexuals in Reality and Pop Culture

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    elicits many reactions. It is forever played upon in pop culture for it's shock value if nothing else. Some demonize it, holding things like religion as proving, "alternative lifestyles," to be wrong. Some have erotisied homosexuality as in many of Anne Rice's vampire novels. Some laugh at homosexuality or people who are homosexual, calling it, "weird". Some react violently, as in the case of Matthew Shepard. And yet others have gradually turned towards acceptance shown (debatably) in such movies

  • Analyzing The Movie 'The Interview'

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    The movie “The Interview” starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen himself, is about a late-night talk show host named Dave Skylark (Franco) and his best friend and producer Aaron Rapport (Rogen) who run a nationwide popular TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they gain information that the biggest dictator of the 21st century, Kim Jong-un, is a super fan of the show, they book and land a personal live interview with him in hopes to be viewed as real journalist and

  • Sin in The Scarlet Letter

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    Sin in The Scarlet Letter Since the dawn of time people have read, studied and enjoyed books in which the hero or heroes fall from grace. No matter who those heroes are- the human race in The Bible,the demon prince Lestat in Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles"or a certain Thane of Cawdor in "Macbeth"- sin plays a greatpart in all of their downfalls and subsequent ressurections.And the three main characters in Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter"-Dimmesdale, Chillingsworth, and Hester Prynne-

  • Comparing Sexuality and Power in Dracula and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Beneath the surface differences in the treatment of their heroines, the two texts converge in similarly problematic anxieties about gender and sexuality. Unlike other latter-day adaptations of the vampire legend -- such as films like The Hunger and Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire novels -- which actively shatter accepted tenets of vampirism, such as the danger of sunlight or crosses to vampires, "Buffy" relies heavily on the guidelines for vampirism established by Stoker in his novel. In "Buffy

  • The Witching Hour

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    The Witching Hour Title: The Witching Hour Author: Anne Rice Copyright Date: 1990 Number of Page Read: 1043 Three main elements classify the genre: Gothic, Mystery, and Romance. I classify Gothic novels as stories pertaining to a dismal atmosphere, such as Edgar Allan Poe's literature. . Lovers who unlock thirteen generation's of Mayfair family secrets and incest; discovering that their intervention becomes a more complex-intertwining destiny. Our Antagonist Michael Curry, a 48-year

  • The Trickster in Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire

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    The Trickster in Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire Vampires today, particularly after Anne Rice's five-book series, the Vampire Chronicles, are portrayed in quite a different light than the vampires of ages past. Gone is the garlic and cross that offers protection, gone is the vampire's fear of all light and gone is their distant, in-human nature. (Whyte 2) In fact, most vampires are portrayed as both beast and man, struggling to retain their humanity as the lust for blood seems to

  • Analysis of George Haggerty´s Anne Rice and the Queering of Culture

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    ‘To understand the chronicles they must be read as gay’ , at least this is the incredibly bold statement made by George Haggerty in his essay on Anne Rice and the Queering of Culture. There is no denying that Anne Rice’s Vampires have much to do with homosexuality and Haggerty’s highlighting this is in no way new criticism, but the claim that is must be read as gay is entirely dismissive of the many other sexual paradigms that exist within the collection. To begin with, his referral of Lestat as

  • Stoker And Rices Books About Vampires

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    Stoker and Rice's Books About Vampires Bram Stoker's Dracula and Anne Rice's series The Vampire Chronicles are books about vampires. The way the two authors write about the vampires' powers, the way they live and how they are created and destroyed prove that two books about the same subject can be different in many ways. It also shows how the vampire legend has evolved over a long period of time. Special powers are used in both of the authors writings. A few of the powers are the same, or very

  • Structural Elements of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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    mother father dick and jane live in the green-and-white house they are very happy see jane she has a red dress she wants to play who will play with jane The third passage lacks all --- punctuation, capitalization, and spacing. According to Herbert Rice, "what appears on the page is quite literally a chaotic array of letters" (19): Hereisthehouseitisgreenandwhiteithasareddooritisveryprettyhereisthefamilymotherfatherdic kandjaneliveinthegreenandwhitehousetheyareveryahppyseejaneshehasareddressshewantsto

  • Bhutan

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    Languages: Dzongkha (official) Gurung, Assamese Ethnic make-up: Bhote 60%, Napalese 25% Religion: Buddhist (state religion 75%) Hindu 25% Currency: Indian rupee Literacy rate: 15% Imports: gasoline, fabrics, light equipment Exports: timber, rice, coal, fruit Trading partners: India (Bhutan, 740) Climate and Geography Bhutan is a small country located in the Himalayas. It does have a richly scenic land though. There are broad, grassy valleys; forested mountain ranges, and heavily

  • A Comparison of Adverting Methods of Two Cereals

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    A Comparison of Adverting Methods of Two Cereals I examined two cereal packets to try to determine advertising methods and processes of persuasion to draw people in to buy a product. In this study of advertising methods, I looked at two packets of cereal, "Kelloggs