In this paper, an analysis of three popular vampire stories is undertaken: Dracula (1897), Interview With the Vampire (1976) and Twilight (2008); through the prism of three common horror themes: the gothic, the stranger and the liminal. The aim of this analysis is to uncover which general fears manifest themselves in these titles, which is then understood through the themes and the contemporary reception of the titles. The paper concludes that there is a general fear of the collapse of society and modernity in Dracula; which shifts to a common fear of the collapse of the nuclear family and the anxiety associated with being different in Interview with the Vampire; in Twilight it has become an existential fear as a result of battling with identity crisis in a post modern individualized society.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||22 dec. 2014|
|Vejledere||Jakob Egholm Feldt|
- Dracula, Monstrology, Bram Stoker, Twilight, Anne Rice, Vampire