Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Vamps...

Within the blog Literally darling Eric Caramillo ,the writer tells us through his brief article vampires and why we love them .He tells us that when people speak of vampires the tend to mention only the popular vampire movies such as Twilight and Dracula . Eric tells us that people don't know the history behind vampires they just follow the latest trend .Through out the article we learn that Eric is a vampirologist who's specialty is Victorian and Twenty First Century Vampires . Eric tells us that we can relate to vampires with the need and want to be immortal and get old it tends to fascinates people . The he goes on describing how it depends on the time period of when the book is written because it would fill the needs that need to be met during that time period.

                Within the book Dracula you see women are viewed as virtuous and obiendent to their husbands ;while men are viewed as masculine .But women tend to use their sexuality as a tool .We tend to read Dracula because the ton of information about Victorian England .Where as many adults feel that the Twilight book sends negative messages to young readers .Vampire literature tends to connect readers into a world  of thrill and excitement were deviant desires come into play.


  1. Good, concise summary. I also mentioned how women and men are viewed in Dracula/their sexuality. I would've liked to read more on this topic in your blog post and your opinion on it c:

  2. Hi, Melissa, my name is Eric, and I wrote the article you responded to. It took Stoker several years to write his novel, and I think it was definitely a reaction to the changing times that he lived in. Women demanded more freedoms and were slowly being given them. To the people in power (e.g. men), this might've been considered threatening. According to Howard Malchow, Englishmen at this time feared that the English "race" was growing weaker as a "species" and that female empowerment was a direct cause (or result) of this weakening. A novel like Dracula manages to encapsulate and illustrate this, but it probably wasn't the only novel to do so.

    Anyway, nice post. Good luck with the rest of the semester.


  3. Not bad, Melissa. You've given us a reason why we read it now. But about then? Why do you think it was popular when it came out?

  4. Ben Villarreal , I believe Professor It was popular because at the time people didn't really know what was horror they knew the subject existed but nothing like Dracula which kinda puts in the moment as if we were really there .