The Vampyre

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  • The Notable Vampire is John William Polidori´s Vampire

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    William Polidori was the foremost nineteenth century authors whose penchant to blend together components of vampirism into a coherent literary genre was an immediate success in his ever prominent story The Vampyre. Here are some testimonial lines taken from Christopher Frayling’s book Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula. In this book, Frayling writes:” Polidori transformed the vampire from a character in folklore into the form that is recognized today- an aristocratic fiend who preys among high

  • Romanticism In The Gothic Novel

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    The Gothic Novel is a product of the inordinate imaginative capability that was present in the slater part of the eighteenth century. It is known that the gothic novel’s prototype was Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764). It foreshadows the modern novels that evoke horror and terror in the minds of people who read them. It subtly suggests the psychological motivations of the characters and the deep abysses of the human mind. The gothic is usually associated by people with a prevailing sense

  • The Vampire Tale as a Sub-genre of the Gothic Essay examples

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    The Vampire tale As a Sub-Genre of The Gothic Here I will expound upon how the vampire tale is undoubtedly a sub-genre of the Gothic Genre. I will also attempt to tackle the tricky question of whether the vampire tale falls within the subsection of the terror gothic or the horror gothic. In order to emphasize my points and observations I will refer to two scenes in the short story appropriately titled The Vampire, by John Polidori. In the Vampire several elements

  • Comparison Of Carmilla And The Vampyre

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    In Carmilla and “The Vampyre” the authors use storytelling and descriptive language to address conventions about sexuality in European culture in the 19th century. The ideas first started in these works helped to define the vampire genre and helped to challenge established religious, cultural, and gender roles of the era. In “The Vampyre”, Polidori first develops the figure of the seductive and aristocratic vampire, and later LeFanu takes that character and applies some of the ideals the female

  • The Vampyre Chapter 1 Summary

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    1. The two main branches of vampires lore that John Polidori fused in his story The Vampyre are “Romantic Hero” and “Undead Monster”. These relate to what the authors call his “ambivalence” about Lord Byron because although Byron was the “literacy superstar of the era and another resident of the lakeside as his doctor and most devoted groupie” (par. 4), he resented him as well. Byron was brilliant and attractive while he had rather “drab talent and unremarkable physique.” (par. 4). 4. With the

  • The Vampyre By John Polidori Essay

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    In John Polidori’s short story “The Vampyre”, a strong emphasis is placed on its depictions of pastoral countrysides and old aristocracy. We see these depictions in the travels of Aubrey through the pre-industrial states Italy and Greece and in his occasional partner Lord Ruthven. Through these depictions, the story appears to be responding to the times it was published in, times of immense social and technological change which Romantics such as Polidori tackled through their writings. The drivers

  • Narrative Essay On Vampyre Sociology 101

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    open, so you come back here to get books and whatever, just like you would go to a locker in the hall. Here's the sociology book." He handed me a thick leather book with the silhouette of a goddess stamped on the front of it along with the title, Vampyre Sociology 101. I grabbed a notebook and a couple

  • Compare/Contrast of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Polidori's the Vampyre

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    Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Polidori’s The Vampyre While Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Polidori’s The Vampyre share some minor details, mostly regarding the basics of vampires and the location and date in which the stories take place, the majority of the stories differ greatly. The Vampyre was published almost a hundred years earlier, so it is easy to see how some details of that story can be seen in Dracula. Bram Stoker no doubt must have used The Vampyre as an influence, but only as an influence

  • Where Do Monsters Come From? - The History Of Frankenstein And The Vampyre

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    Christian Bucholz Professor Johnston English 1102 25 June 2016 Where Do Monsters Come From? – The History of Frankenstein and The Vampyre Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Dr. John Polidori’s The Vampyre were conceived in 1816 on a blustery and rainy evening in Western Europe. That night, they not only created science fiction, but molded horror fiction and gothic fiction a we know them today. Such a frightful summer night, with overly violent storms cascading across the lands with such ferocity

  • Victorian Sexuality in Stoker’s Dracula, LeFanu’s Carmilla, and Polidori’s Vampyre

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    Victorian Sexuality in Stoker’s Dracula, LeFanu’s Carmilla, and Polidori’s Vampyre Literature is representative of the time in which it is produced. Literature can reflect societal views, attitudes, and fears.Vampire literature, in particular, often represents the fears of a society.In the Victorian Era, a time of intense sexual repression, it was common for vampire stories to reflect the fear of sexuality that was rampant in society. Bram Stoker’s Dracula illustrated fears about sexual