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Presentation on Vampires

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nathalie payet

on 16 December 2010

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Click anywhere & add an idea Vampires A few examples... Vampire : * A creature of the night * living-dead * feed on the blood of the living Symbolism * an echo to ancestral fears * blood highly representative of life * an erotic connotation A tangible confirmation of a myth * In times of war * During epidemics of plague and rabies * Led to premature burials A tangible confirmation of the myth Porphyria * liver affliction * Affects biosynthesis of blood * striking similarities with vampirism Historical figures - Vlad Tepes or Draculea (1431-1476) - Erzebeth Bathory (1560-1614) Vampires in litterature From 1748 * started to inspire writers (" Der Vampyr" by Ossenfelder, "The Bride of Corinth" from Goethe * In England, successfully taken on by Gothic writers ("The Vampire" by Polidori ) *With "Dracula", Bram Stoker
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