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Summary Of Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire

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Perhaps one of the very reasons people like vampires so much is because of the relative connection they share. Looking past their shadowy complexion, pointed teeth, and stealth-like movements, vampires are a lot like us humans. In Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire Louis and Lestat posses more human like qualities such as the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, and sloth rather than gothic elements of fear, horror, death, and gloom. Though Louis is very modest, Lestat is Rice’s most prideful vampire in the novel. Lestat killed Louis and gave him immortal life as a favor, but also because he wanted something that was his, and he believed Louis was his creation “... through the blood he’d given him, in every tissue, every vein.” (Rice 25). Taking responsibility for Louis transformation, Lestat had then set himself higher than Louis. He was now the boss and the teacher. As Lestat told Louis, “I’m your teacher and you need me, and there isn’t much you can do about it either way.” (Rice 34). This is the hubristic prideful trait that humans have. According to Jessica Tracy and Richard Robins, “People connect pride to self-aggrandizement, arrogance, and conceit…” (APS: Herbert), which the reader can relate to Lestat. Arguably the most dangerous Deadly Sin, envy took over the life of Louis. After his transition to a vampire, he lost his sense of self. He didn’t see the point in living if he was going to live forever because how can he do anything
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