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Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires
Transcript of Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires
Tom Riddle/Voldemort takes advantage of innocent and young Ginny Weasley
she unwillingly does his bidding throughout Hogwarts from his book
Tom Riddle is the older figure taking advantage of the younger and innocent Ginny Weasley for his own selfish reasons
result: Ginny is hurt and she almost dies
Jenny Curran is five years-old
Vampire: Her drunken father who sexually abuses her and her sister
Without a mother’s guidance she becomes confused about her life and what she wants to do
Leads her life to becoming a stripper and just a lost and confused soul.
The Story of
Adam and Eve
Satan represents the evil, older figure that is attracting Eve to the delicious fruit that she knew she wasn't supposed to eat
Eve is the young innocent female who is vulnerable, and she gives in to the temptation to eat the fruit
Satan is sin: life force that never dies
once it entered Adam and Eve, it stayed in their hearts forever
Eve came to know and do wrong and could never go back to the innocent life she once had
Eve and Adam were demanded to leave their home in the garden
their lives destroyed forever by the wicked vampire figure, Satan.
Chapter 3: Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires
older figure representing corrupted and outworn values
sexy, alluring, dangerous, mysterious, unmarried
young, naive female
old male character preys on innocent, young female character
loss of youth, innocence, usefulness (marriageability), and virtue
Most literary ghosts have a deeper meaning than to haunt readers
They often teach lessons, as in A Christmas Carol
Doppelgangers-evil twins with different personalities
"If you take the 'with' out of 'Nice to eat with you,' it begins to mean something quite different. Less wholesome. More creepy" (Foster 15).
Essentially, vampires deny someone else's right to live in the face of their demands
place their desires above the needs of others
Key Elements of a Vampire
Ghosts and Doppelgangers
A Christmas Carol
ghosts and vampires are never only about ghosts and vampires
vampirism: seduction, stripping of one's youth and virtue, selfishness, exploitation, and a refusal to respect the autonomy of other people
often seen in Victorian literature because the writers couldn't write directly about sex
Body of shame and unwholesome lust, seduction, temptation, danger, among other ills..
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
"You don't need fangs and a cape to be a vampire" (Foster 19).
alluring, mysterious, dangerous
focuses on beautiful, unmarried women
rejuvenated, grows more alive