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Vampires from old to new

Vampires are interesting creatures that are caught between life and death.
Vampires are known as an opposite figure and on the one hand an immune blood-sucking figure that crawls out of the grave, and is also an abnormally strong representation of the night's activity. The thought and image of vampirism terrifies and excites in a believably equal amount. Nowadays all of the vampire knowledge and information came from the famous novel written about vampires known as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, that was published in 1897. (Victorian vampires) (JOURNALS) Over time the world's been living in the age of the vampires for over the past forty years, vampires have jumped in popularity and pop-culture appeal, taking over our television, and even book shelves around the world
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To kill a vampire there's only one common way, in both Dracula and Vampire Diaries in order to kill them a knife or stake must go through their heart (Plot summary). Wooden bullets would work too the main idea is making sure it's in the heart or else they will not die (JOURNALS). In Dracula and Vampire Diaries the main similarities of the two is that they both portray everyday problems and relationships experienced by people. Vampire stories relate to contemporary issues such as romance, love, family, and friendships (The Vampire Diaries) (“Dracula”). They also exhibit the same characteristics of modern society, both Dracula and Vampire Diaries display “cultural anxieties about the nature of human identity, the stability of cultural formations, and processes of change” (The Vampire Diaries)

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