Vampires in 20th and 21st C Literature, Film, and Television

Osama Siddiqui

In 21st century Vampires are very at attractive. And ethically good (to some point). In each popular vampire story there’s always a love story involving more than just the two young lovers usually involves either a werewolf, or the vampires brother.  Its always one thing or another. But my focus is on the ethical vampire who finds another way to survive, in most cases before he has met the girl of his dream (daydreams really since vampires can’t sleep). What i’m trying to get at is that its sort of become repetitive , a cliché. Vampire meets human girl something about her stands out they fall in love (the vampire has never loved anyone like this before she is his soul mate) a few complications happen be it that antagonists show up or a third person is in love with the girl but in the end the girl (who is no longer a girl rather a vampire) live happily ever after.

“You don’t mind, then?” I asked, hesitant again. “That I’m… all wrong for him?”

“No.” She was thoughtful. “You’re what he wants. It will work out, somehow,” she said, though her
forehead creased with worry. Another peal of thunder began.” (chpt 17)

in Twilight the book Alice tells Bella “It’s been almost a century that Edward’s been alone. Now he’s found you. You can’t see the changes that we see, we who have been with him for so long. Do you think any of us want to look into his eyes for the next hundred years if he loses you?” (chpt 20.)

Bill likes Snookie because she stood out the most. she had a peculiar personality. and their love would be considered queer because to vampires humans are slaves, unequals.


3 Responses

  1. Hi Osama,

    There’s a lot going on in your thesis. What exactly do you want to establish? From what I’m reading, you want to say that vampires have evolved into a more cliche figure of romance?

    May 7, 2014 at 8:24 am

  2. yea that’s what i was aiming for.

    May 7, 2014 at 9:37 pm

  3. Osama, you are on the right track here, but you need to do a bit more work to focus your thesis so that it says exactly what you mean and nothing more. Also, remember that you need to consider how this form of vampire that you propose relates to Day’s vampire types. Are these romantic vampires the same as the Liberationist Vampire Protagonist? If not, how are they different and why?

    You didn’t fully complete the portion of the post where you provide evidence from the three texts. When you write your essay, make sure that you support your thesis using evidence from all three.


    May 10, 2014 at 8:15 am

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