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Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires
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Acts of Vampires By Brandi Huff -Not all eating that happens in literature is friendly!
-In literature vampires often portray aspects of reality.
-Victorians couldn't write about directly, chiefly sex and sexuality. So they often used vampires to depict the sexual tension and sexuality issues.
-Vampires can represent selfishness, exploitation, and/or a refusal to respect the autonomy of other people.
-They also represent lust, seduction, temptation, and/or danger. Key Points ;) Your typical vampire stories fall under this category.
-Often follows the trend of a sexy, mysterious, dark figure who preys off of innocent, virginal youth.
-More so depicts evil and seduction.
-Often depicted as life sucking figures. Literal Vampirism "If you take the 'with' out of 'Nice to eat with you,' it begins to mean something quite different.
Less wholesome. More CREEPY!!" Bram Stoker's Dracula "A nasty old man, attractive but evil, violates
young women, leaves his mark on them, steals
their innocence - and coincidentally their "usefulness" to young men - and leaves them helpless followers in his sin." "Takes Jesse from being a confused, innocent young woman to a sexually charged
Lestat groupie (for lack of a better word)." Queen of the Damned Figurative Vampirism Represents selfishness, exploitation, lust, danger, and/or a refusal to respect the autonomy of other people. Also depicts the corruption of characters. Young, dark, mysterious Christian Grey
lures "Viriginal" Anastatsia Steele into his
dangerous world of kinkery for his
dominant/submissive way of life. Fifty Shades of Grey The Scarlet Letter The novel opens with Hester, the protagonist, being led to the scaffold where she is to be publicity shamed for having committed adultery. Hester is forced to wear the letter "A" on her gown at all times. Hester wearing the scarlet letter "A" is a perfect example of exploitation. A major theme is sin, relating easily to the evilness of sex in a puritan society. Used in literature to teach a lesson. Dopplegangers are mainly portrayed as the "evil" twin. Ghost and Dopplegangers Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The lesson that was taught in this novel is
are the dangers of living a lie, and seeking solutions outside of ourselves for quick fixes.