Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What vampire stands for?

Well, three interesting writing pieces come handy to try to explain vampire stories and the why? They are still in existence.

Why we crave horror movies by Stephe king brights the insight that every person is a little bit crazy in some way, the solely thing is that some people may be hid their craziness better than others. For instance, "We've all known people who talk to themselves." (King, 150) How many individuals have not done it. Sometime during a study session one finds talking to itself, how different is it from an  asylum patient whose mind visits mysterious places. Hence, one already has the little sparkle of craziness, one may use horror movies to dare the nightmare. To watch those movies is a way to demonstrate that one can overcome its fears, but it does not mean that one was not afraid in some scenes or that one did not have fun. The thing is "horror film intend to take away the shades of gray" that one has formed as one gets adult. (King, 151) Furthermore, those films help to release the brain from its adult format thus it can revisit its childhood imagination.

The vampire stands for the wishes that one has at certain points of its existence, says Camarillo in the article "Vampires and Why We love them." One thing may rich and poor desire equally that is immortality since death come to anybody. Yes, inability to die comes handy if one has with whom to overpass eternity. Consider the following, in the course of the Victorian period couples were supposed to marry once in their lives and cohabited until death. Here, life forever could be useful, otherwise not so much. Despite that vampires take the form of what one is most afraid of at the age when it is factored. Specially, books printed between social struggles. Shortly, vampires represent the heights and lows of the society.

Nobody knows where or when the term vampire appeared for the first time, mention del Toro and Hogan in the writing Why Vampires Never Die. But for sure it could make sense to assume that "vampire" existed in many cultures in diverse times. There is a hypothesis; "The vampire may originate from a repressed memory we had as primates."( del Toro and Hogan, 379) Once again vampire has the air of being part of past societies or alas their experiences. The vampire has the impression of offering something unique that strengths it to defeat other monsters. The promise to gift nocturnal life and eternal youth in exchanges of blood keeps the vampire within readers. Another factor that has maintained the vampires around is they are manufactured at the period when technology got its first picks into revolution. Today, one accesses to hundreds forms of data. One slowly is becoming afraid of technology as people did at the time "Dracula" unveiled its true self-being in London.

Eventhouhg one has read a vampire story over and over, one could find itself more intrigued to know if one can be a vampire someday. In occasions, while one is walking, its mind is far away visiting the land of vampires. Rose in the essay The Art of Immersion: Fear of Fiction suggests that one dives deep in the tale when one encounters the right ambience in which one had wished to dwell in. Nevertheless, one has the risk to lose contact with the authentic world where its body habits. Indeed, the above paragraphs come to consensus that vampires, divided in romantic and monster, provide the reader's unrealistic dreams. After all, vampires are unable to die, therefore, if one were a vampire, one could eat ice cream everyday and never get a stomach ache or better one could try out every daredevil game without fear to injure. Of course, not every vampire resembles happy moments since it is part of the society in which one dwells. Probably, all parents tell their kids do not neither speak nor get close to foreigners. One infers this from the chat between Count Dracula and Jonathan Harker in chapter one (Dracula). Dracula says that he wishes to practice English with Harker to lose the unenglish speaking accent, for he may know that people are afraid of outsiders. Then to announce that vampire vividly become what worry the society is not crazy talk, for if one has trouble with women who freely explore their sexuality, in fiction books they pay hard for freedom. Consequently, as society keeps some expectation like a snob life, gender roles, supernatural powers, prejudice against different individuals, and life forever, vampires and other fictional elements will stay around a society.    


1 comment:

  1. Not bad, Victor, but I would have preferred if you'd placed the texts more in conversation with each rather than simply paraphrasing them :-/