"Vampire" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Vampires

    world’s vampires live in the United States‚ according to Vampire Research Center: 550 in United States. Number who live in Romania: 3"(125).The original vampire was from Transylvania unlike todays novels that place vampires in small towns in the United States. The media has turned the terror of what was the vampire into a laughing stock. An example of this is from the series Twilight by Stephanie Meyers which romanticizes the vampire‚ and doesn’t acknowledge that true and historical vampires are cold

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  • The Vampire in Folklore vs the Vampire in Literature

    The vampire‚ from folklore to literature is described as a “dead person that awakens in the night to suck the blood out of the living”. (Bartlett‚ pg 1) The evolution of the vampire itself has seen drastic changes from the time of the vampire in folklore; where he was seen as a scapegoat‚ being the cause of the plagues and had to be killed to restore a healthy civilization to‚ Bram Stocker’s literary vampire; where the vampire had become the heroic figure and had to be blamed for all the victims

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  • Vampire History

    Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures‚ regardless of whether they are undead or a living person.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures‚ and in spite of speculation by literary historian Brian Frost that the "belief in vampires and bloodsucking demons is as old as man himself"‚ and may go back to "prehistoric times"‚[7] the term vampire was not popularized

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  • Semiotic Study of Vampires and Vampires Lore

    MICA | Semiotic Study of Vampires and Vampire Lore | Individual Assignment for Semiotics | | | | Submitted by: Payel Basu Roll No: 113B A semiotic study of vampires and vampire lore‚ with an eye on the different cultural implications that arise through the ages. | ------------------------------------------------- A semiotic study of vampires and vampire lore. The field of semiotics exists because of the realization that society has a desire to create and produce signs

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  • Vampires: Sonic Vampire Hearing

    Vampire Facts 1. Wooden Stakes only paralyze a Vampire‚ they do not kill them. 2. Vampires sleep in a freezer‚ not a coffin or on a bed. 3. Sunlight. Vampires can be in the sunlight‚ but too much direct sunlight can weaken their healing ability and kill them. 4. They have super sonic Vampire hearing. Approximatly a 1 mile radius. Also includes telling if someone is breathing or not. 5. Their sight is also heightened. They can see things from a great distance. 6. They have superspeed

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  • Real Vampires

    Vampires Stories Started Thousands of Years Ago in Myths Today They Are Very Real and Among Us   Abstract Vampires have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. There have been stories of vampire like creatures in Mesopotamia‚ Greece‚ China‚ and Europe. These stories have spanned the globe and time. The vampire has evolved overtime based on the current trends and beliefs and culture of the time. Today when the word vampire is said many visualize Dracula from the stories by Bram

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  • The Real Vampire in Shadow of a Vampire Essay

    In the title‚ Shadow of a Vampire‚ you already see foreshadow for what the movie will be about; vampires and shadows come to mind and the movie do focus on those aspects‚ but what comes to mind for me‚ is a new kind of monster‚ a monster described as just a “shadow of a Vampire”. In this movie‚ you are not only introduced to a Vampire‚ whom later on you have feelings similar to pity for him‚ you are also introduced to this man‚ just a human man‚ who wants to make a film all about Nosferatu. But with

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  • Shadow of a Vampire

    How does Shadow of the Vampire appropriate the earlier texts of Nosferatu and Dracula and make or create something new? Blood sucking‚ darkness‚ gothic and death; all relate to this mysterious creature‚ the vampire. A film within a film is Shadow of the Vampire and it moulds together the texts Dracula and Nosferatu using post-modernist techniques. This creates for the audience a film that entertainingly doesn’t follow universal themes but focuses on gothic features‚ character transformations and

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  • Vampire Existence

    Vampire existence Almost each nation has legends about vampires that rummage people at night and drink their blood. In these legends‚ vampires are brutal‚ heartless‚ half-decayed creatures. For example‚ Slavic mythology has a belief that a vampire won’t get out of grave if you throw some corn inside. The vampire will count corns all night long. But the image of a vampire has changed. Today it is an mysterious sexy superstar that kept its peculiar traits: love of blood‚ hate for garlic‚ and fear

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  • The History of Vampires

    seems obsessed with vampires. From gothic vampire novels‚ to endless movies‚ television and art‚ the vampire archetype continues to grow in popularity and sophistication. What is behind this seeming obsession with vampires‚ in our western culture? Why does this archeype endure? What does the vampire have‚ or do‚ that makes him/her so attractive and compelling? When did the transformation occur‚ from foul miscreant to suave tragic hero? Who is the vampire - really? Vampire culture seems in stark

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