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    Carmilla is an example of a woman who loves her food far too much. Carmilla is consumed entirely by her food, even sleeping in a coffin of blood: “The limbs were perfectly flexible, the flesh elastic; and the leaden coffin floated with blood, in which to a depth of seven inches, the body lay immersed” (Le Fanu 102). There exists a unique relationship between the vampire and their victims. Food becomes defined in terms of victimhood, distinctly separated from humanity’s general consumption of meat

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    conducted to explore the ways in which thos... ... middle of paper ... ... victim. However, Le Fanu connects this biological parasition and the economic dependence that was virtually mandated for women during most of Le Fanu’s lifetime by having Carmilla both a vampire and the ideal guest of her victims’ families. (This relationship will be used extensively as a metaphor of economic parasitism in Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Middlemarch and to a lesser extent in Dracula.) (Senf: 54). CHAPTER

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    Carmilla, the title character and the vampire of the work, is especially important to the definition of vampirism in literature, not only because she threatens to take young women from their religious societies, but also because her victims are all women

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    Stoker’s Dracula is by far the most popular from this time, it is neither the first nor the most progressive of its kind. In fact, in 1872, J. Sheridan Le Fanu published “Carmilla”, a short story featuring a female vampire that preys upon young women. This progressive story shows many scenes of homosexual exchange between Carmilla and the protagonist, Laura. Their relationship is meant to symbolize a new paradigm, where men no longer control the exchange of women. While it is often argued that Stoker’s

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    are viewed as sparkly sex icons, less fearful, and more lustful. This lust is not just toward heterosexual vampires looking for thirst, but homosexual as well. Starting with undertones in the 18th century with Polidori and Byrons’ relationship to Carmilla finally leading to the 20th century relationships in Interview with the Vampire and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Homoeroticism has been a huge factor when it comes to vampirism and sexuality, are authors purposefully making these vampires homosexual

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    another, because the sympathy and other emotions brought on by both Carmilla's and Louis' experiences with trying to find a companion of their own definitely makes them seem a lot alike, except Carmilla's intentions are not as well-intended as Louis's. Carmilla actually ends up killing, more often than not deliberately, to get what she wants. Louis, however, anytime he wants to turn someone else into a vampire, or is forced to, he cannot do so without accidentally killing them – which is why Lestat has

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    and Juliet is often thought of as a perfect love story and a modern comparison is Twilight. Twilight, although heavily mocked as a vampiric story within pop culture, seems to follow a trend of forbidden love stories that date back to novels such as Carmilla and Dracula.

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    Since the beginning of time humans have always had a fascination and a need to explain such things as the reason for death and what happens once someone is dead. Along with this fascination and need there is a fear of things that mortal humans cannot explain, such as what goes on once the sun goes down and the shadows set in and bring out the mysterious beings that lurk in them. One of the most well-known of theses beings is the vampire “a bloodsucking ghost or reanimated body of dead person believed

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    Pornography In 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

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    Vlad The Impaler

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    stories made after Dracula or Vlad.Vlad the Impaler was told as a vampire who sucked the blood out of his enemies also a heartless monster. Bram was an excellent writer, but he didn't get all of his information just from Vlads life he got it also from "Carmilla," a horror novel by Irish author Sheridan Le Fanu”(Stoker). Bram didn't even know the landscape of Romania he just chose that as his area to set the novel.Stoker even stated that he was a

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