Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Why Vampires Never Die In Our Imagination

    In the article, Why Vampires Never Die, Guillermo Del Torro and Chuck Hogan theorize why vampires appeal to us, " For as his contagion bestows it's nocturnal  gift, the vampire transforms our vile, mortal selves into the gold of eternal youth"(379). The writers also mention the possible birth of vampires by Polidori, who might have created this creature out of lust, envy, and want for power and yet most memorable Dracula was created by Bram Stoker. The main reason of  Stoker's Dracula success was the technological advancements of the time. As mentioned in the article because the advanced technology especially visual entertainment, contributed to  the growth of many forms and thoughts of vampires.
    I was confused by this article. It could have been in conjunction of the title with the contents. One paragraph the writers are telling the origins of Dracula then the next they're discussing the allure, the most successful Dracula, Dracula from different cultures, technology, than onto the comparison to reality shows and vampires embodying the idea of Ethos and Thanathos which threw me for a loop. It could have been because the writing was put together by two people but their were too many thoughts that didn't transition smoothly into one another or didn't correlate at all.

Question 1 Chapter 5

   The article uses a pathos method to get their point across, this can be supported when they mention, " In a society as fast as ours," to bring us in and relate to us. Majority of the article is opinionated besides the brief history  the authors give on the origin of the vampire "It was the "Year without a Summer" of 1816, when ash from volcanic eruption lowered temperatures around the globe"(378) and the next three paragraphs following until " The creatures seems to be as old as Babylonia and Sumer. or Even older".(379)
Q# 4
  I find angels fascinating because they're are supposedly "everything that is good". We don't know the real origins of angels, were they originally people or were they made from a superior being? And can any being be all good. Angels are often seen as humanoids with wings and can talk and think like everyday human beings but have unknown powers. They may not be considered humanities nightmares but the night mare angels can create  is what if they are not as good as we think they are. If they are not good who will protect us from the things we can see or go bump in the night? This can be supported by a television series called Supernatural on CW television station. This supernatural episodic delves into the idea of angels going AWOL because God went MIA and they have no one to take order from and this is the first time they are experiencing free will. Most of them start taking humans bodies as host. In this series the protectors of humanity are "Hunters" , they study and hunt down any supernatural events that are obstructing humans way of life in a negative fashion.  If there is anyone who can protect us it would be humanity and our rate of adaptability.


5 comments:

  1. I agree that the text seemed a bit disconnected. I had a hard time trying to understand what the authors' point was going the origins of vampires to their meaning. I was lost for a good minute, it didn't help that there wasn't much examples to back up their thesis on how vampires changed over the years.

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  3. I see you tried hard to do a good work, but we expect more from the summary and the writer needs to connect the author's ideas promptly in order to keep readers inform. As a reader, I do learn from your work. I encourage you to do more the next time.

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  4. " I was confused by this article. It could have been in conjunction of the title with the contents. One paragraph the writers are telling the origins of Dracula then the next they're discussing the allure, the most successful Dracula, Dracula from different cultures, technology, than onto the comparison to reality shows and vampires embodying the idea of Ethos and Thanathos which threw me for a loop."

    I don't think you're confused at all, Angela! Those are all the reasons "Why Vampires Never Die" :-)

    However, you didn't need to explain your annotation. You did, however, need to answer question 4 at the end of the article :-/

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    1. I answered Q 4 ._. With the Angels and how they are possibly not as awesoe as we thik they are an the fear if they were bad

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