Dracula and Edward Cullen

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Bram Stokers Dracula and Twilights Edward Cullen may both be vampires but don’t have much in common.

Dracula could not go out in the sun. Edward Cullen can. Although when he does he sparkles, which makes things a little difficult when going out in public. Dracula hunted people. He took human lives for blood. Edward Cullen and his family consider themselves “vegetarians” only hunting animals for blood. Dracula slept in a coffin. Edward Cullen doesn’t sleep. Ever. Dracula was a man, a Count. Edward Cullen is seventeen years old. Which leads to the fact that Edward Cullen can attend High School, where Dracula surely could not.

Bram Stokers Dracula is dark and scary. It makes you afraid of Vampires, the walking dead. Stephenie Meyers’ Edward is not scary. At all. He is romantic and a gentleman and not to mention terribly good looking. -------------------------------------------------

A look into the evolution of vampires in literature.
Though I am not an avid fan of the Twilight series, I felt compelled to distinguish the differences between the vampires in each film. I must admit that I have read all five of the Stephanie Meyer novels (only partial of the 5th installment) in the series, and of course, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Though the novels are separated by a century wide gap, the traditional aspect of the vampire remains nearly the same. Special characteristics of each according to the novels, however, differ greatly.

In the essence of mythical beings known as vampires, we must first recognize the nature of such. If we were to trace the origins of the vampire, we would conclude with a cursed, grotesque human who had risen from his grave to feed on blood. Though the graves appeared normal until uncovered by the local law, the bodies had yet to decompose and fresh blood saturated their lips. Also known as the undead, vampires subsist by draining the blood from other creatures. Immortality is a power possessed by...
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