Elizabeth Báthory in popular culture

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  • Essay Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Serial Killer

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    With the complexity and brutality of her crimes, Elizabeth Bathory is known as the most sadistic and prolific serial killer in the world; even more so, she stands out because she is a female that is rare: especially in the Elizabethan Era. Bathory was believed to have been responsible for the murders of 600 virgin girls. She was certain that a drop of blood would make her look youthful again, but was convinced that bathing in the blood of girls who were virgins would take years off her. Because

  • Erzebet Bathony Essay

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    In 1560 Erzebet Bathory was born into one of the oldest – and wealthiest – families in Transylvania. Her ancestors had assisted Vlad Dracule during his rise to power; other relatives went on to become cardinals, princes, Prime Ministers, and King of Poland. She was a healthy, energetic child, a quality found to be unique for someone of her social status. She was also vain, often boasting of her fresh complexion that she believed was her best feature. Well educated, Erzebet was able to both read and

  • Book Report On As Seeking Names A Con Artist's Masquerade

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    Over the course of reading Assuming Names: A Con Artist's Masquerade, I learned different characteristics about the personality of the main character - Tanya Thompson. Using the knowledge of what her interests are, I have gathered five books I believe would appeal to her charming personality. Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott is a fiction story belonging to the Sam Capra Series. I believe my character, Tanya Thompson, would love this book because she is a complete adrenaline junky. From lying about her identity

  • The Role Of The Mother Figure In Dracula

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    However, it is not only the women in the narrative that besmirch the mother figure. Dracula himself defiles the image of motherhood when he not only "births" the texts vampires, but he also gives blood to Mina in one of the more gruesome scenes of the novel: Kneeling on the near edge of the bed facing outwards was the white-clad figure of [Mina]. By her side stood a tall, thin man, clad in black. His face was turned from us, but the instant we saw we all recognized the Count […]. With his left hand

  • Vampires : The Myth, Legends, And Lore

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    thing the spotlight for a temporary amount of time. Whatever it is, it usually will be unpopular, but in time will become popular again. Vampires have always been one of those things along with zombies. Zombies are something that many people believe that can become real one day, but when it comes to vampires they are just fantasy. People have lost history. In many different cultures’ history, vampires were thought of as possible creatures. There were even humans that believe they had become one. The

  • Vampires : The Myth, Legends, And Lore

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    There are things that take the spotlight throughout time in pop culture. Commonly zombies and vampires are the talk of everyone. To the extent that some people believe that zombies can one day exist and vampires are just a fantasy. But people have lost their history, in many different cultures’ history, vampires were thought of as possible creatures. Vampires have been a thing for centuries, although the term vampire came after. There were even humans that believe they had become one. The distorted

  • Mosters Misunderstood: How Fear Creates the Moster Archetype in Myhology

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    themselves in everyday media and have walked, hand and hand, throughout time. Of the many archetypes and stereotypes that popped into my head, one has rang true throughout the quarter, the idea that we, as a society, make monsters out of those people or cultures that we fear or do not understand. This can be seen throughout time, but the most noticeable ones are: the myth of vampires, especially Dracula, from Eastern Europe, the urban legends that surround homosexuals, and the stereotypes that society

  • The Folklore of the Undead Essay

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    Joseph were given salted biscuits by his wife, They then realized they were zombies and put themselves back in their graves, their animated flesh dissolving as they did so.(Man, Myth, And Magic) One of the most famous cases of vampirism was Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary. A noblewoman, one day, while beating a servant girl, accidentally spilled some of the girl’s blood on her arm. She immediately thought that the quality of her skin had improved, so she decided that bathing in blood would give her

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