Review Of ' Dracula ' By Bram Stoker

1188 WordsDec 6, 20155 Pages
In the diverse categories of monsters, there are specific types of monsters which are “cursed by a bite”—Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves (Kaplan 2012: 136). Perhaps vampires are the most interesting of all. Vampires don`t morph into a howling hairy creature at the sight of full-moon and they are not controlled together by a sorcerer; rather they assimilate among us as gentle cannibals. The term vampire has been around for centuries. From Dracula (Stoker 1897) to Twilight (Meyer 2005), vampire culture has seduced fiction lovers all over the world. The main target for this craze is women. Before it was Dracula`s “otherness” that provoked fears in 19th century, “otherness” returns in the vampires of 20th century as a source of empathy and identification (Milly 2005). The vampires are no longer a figure of blood-thirsty predator but a figure of sympathy which speaks to our undead desires. Sympathetic vampires, as we like to call them, are considered to be rebellious, domesticated and intimate-all these at one time or another- and most importantly they are melodramatic. (Milly 2005). Over the movie we get to see Louis`s refusal to embrace his vampire nature of consuming human blood which eventually leads him to his self-destruction. He started off telling the audience how he invited his death, how he was made and what he endured. Louis is the only vampire who experiences the spectrum of human emotions, including guilt, love, rage, and sadness. He poses no threat to humans at

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