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  • KlRSSS31545

    Through watching I Was a Teenage Werewolf I recognized some similarities between this film and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The main difference between this film and Bram Stoker’s are that in I Was a Teenage Werewolf the main antagonist is a werewolf, whereas in Dracula the main antagonist is a vampire, who has control over wolves who serve him and bring him his prey when he can’t’ hunt. There are other minor differences as well as many similarities that I’m not going to touch discuss, but rather I will talk on an aspect that fascinated me. What remains the fascinating aspect to me is that in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, after Dr. Van Helsing, Arthur Holmwood, and Quincey Morris trap Lucy in the cemetary and succeed in driving a stake through her heart and cut…

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  • SPRSS31565

    Lil’ Red Ridin’ Hood by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs is a song that tells a times old fairy tale but with a more straightforward and explicit meaning than the one we heard as kids. This song is a representation of the inappropriate sexuality of men towards younger women. Also representing the innocence of these young females and how they shouldn’t trust strangers because of the possibility of those strangers being predators. As the fairy tale goes, the song talks about the wolf spotting Little Red Riding Hood walking alone in the woods. The wolf being the singer. Once he spots and approaches her the first few lines of the song are of the wolf convincing her that the woods are dangerous and that she should walk with him. The song continues…

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  • SdRSSS31550

     The 1966 song “Lil’ Red Ridin’ Hood” performed by Sam the Sham and the Pharaoh reached Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1966 and was the bands second top 10 hit.[1]  The song is based off Charles Perrault’s 1698 fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. The song replaces the figure of the wolf with that of a man. The song takes the fairy tale façade out and replaces it with a sexual undertone. With lyrics such as “you sure are looking good”, “what full lips you have, they’re sure to lure someone”, it’s hard to not see a sexual, even pedophile undertone to the song. The original story has been analyzed and interpreted as being about sexual awakening, female puberty and her sexual maturity.[2] The authors own moral warning states: “…attr…

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  • MgRSSS31550

    Vampedia Entry 2

    April 20, 2017 by MgRSSS31550

                 Surely, all people can recall youth, and the curiosity that may come with these years. “Curiosity killed the cat” could never be so true during these years. However, curiosity is not the only thing that could have caused the harm, for at times it is the deceit of another. The story of Little Red Riding Hood is a tale most children have commonly heard growing up. The idea that children know what is best for them, is a thought that has crossed all of our minds at that age. More times than one would like to admit, the temporary independence has backfired. This was true for Little Red, whom did not listen to her mother’s better judgement. In the song, “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, the wolf’s perspective is …

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  • SwRSSS315921

    The Werewolf’s daughter is a Slovakian folktale. The story goes that there was a father who had several daughters. For some reason the story made it known that the youngest was the most beautiful. One by one the father who happened to be a werewolf killed his daughters. The youngest who apparently was also the smartest figured out what her father was doing. She pushed him down and ran. As she did this, she discarded her clothes which allowed her to get far enough ahead to hide in some hay. Her father tore through the hay but got tired before he found the one his daughter was in. To me, this is where the story gets dodgy. The king happened to be hunting in the area and found this woman naked, in the hay. He decided to marry her and she agre…

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  • LmRSSS31552

    Vampedia 2

    April 20, 2017 by LmRSSS31552

    “Little Red Hat” and “Little Red Riding Hood” are two folktales that are similar to one another yet are different in their own way. “Little Red Hat” was written in Italy/Austria with no real author of the tale. Meaning that the tale was probably known around the community to entertain and share the moral of the story. “Little Red Riding Hood” is the version of the folktale we are all familiar with. A French author named Charles Perrault wrote “Little Red Riding Hood.” He was also known for writing other folktales such as “Puss in Boots”, “Little Thumb “and “Cinderella.” A big difference between these two stories is the ogre and the werewolf. The story we are most familiar with involves the werewolf and we wouldn’t even think an ogre can pl…

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  • AiRSSS31540

    Little Red Riding Hood is a fictonial tale, with many versions from around the globe. For example, in Austria the "wolf" is represented by an ogre instead.(Story linked here). The ogre is vicious and cruel and in my own opinion this fictonal story is gruesome and goes into more detail compared to the American version, or even French version. Charles Perrault's version of Little Red Riding Hood (Story linked here) starts off as the little girl red going into the woods to visit her sick grandmother. In the woods she meets a wolf who starts to talk to her and ask her where she is headed. Little Red tells the wolf her plans to visit her grandmother and the location of her home. This allows the wolf to race to the grandmothers house and eat the…

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  • KrRSSS31530

                What comes to mind when the story The Little Red Riding Hood is mentioned? For many, it’s probably something along the lines of a classic childhood memory, a nightly bedtime story, or a fun read growing up. Although it is a classic today, the story has roots that are far more cynical than the far more modern version. Diving far back, Little Red Riding Hood (Perrault ), was written in 1697 has the same basic tale, without too much gore, as the modern-day version. But as it matured in its history, the story became far more macabre before it evolved further. One example of this is the story Little Red Hat (Schneller ), which was written in 1867 and is a far darker take on the same story. The story involves the main characters Littl…

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  • RhRSSS31541

    Sexual predators have been a prominent issue in countries around the world and can be traced back as far as Jack the Ripper’s time period.  Many individuals, especially young ones, suffer horrendous acts made by strangers and are left traumatized because of it. That is why many writers have come up with several ways to parade the message of averting the confrontation of unfamiliar people by having a wolf represent a man’s hidden sexual desires. The song, “Lil’ Red Riding Hood” demonstrates to the younger generation on how they should avoid making conversation with strange people through the figure of a wolf.

                In the opening scene of the song, the audience is shown a wolf accompanying little red riding hood in order to gain her tr…

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  • DsRSSS31534

    Many of us have heard of the classical story of the "Little Red Riding Hood" which consists of a young beautiful girl that decides to bring some goods to her grandmother, but before she leaves the house, she is told by her mother to never talk to strangers. Once she got into the forest, she encountered a wolf that asked her about where she was going, why she had to go visit, along other questions. She broke the promise that she made with her mother and told the wolf her plan. Then the wolf got ahead of the game and ate the girl's grandmother, and pretended to be the grandmother by lying in bed. The little girl made it to the house and mentioned that she was hungry, but at the same time would ask her grandmother why she was so hairy, and wh…

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  • RaRSSS31504

    Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs song “Lil’ Red Riding Hood” is a song that is an adaptation of Charles Perrault’s classic story “Little Red Riding Hood.” This song begins by the main singer imitating a howl which suggests that the song will be from the point of view of a wolf, specifically referencing the antagonistic wolf from Perrault’s story. Throughout the song, the singer makes remarks such as “Hey there Little Red Riding Hood, you sure are looking good. You’re everything a big bad wolf could want” or “What full lips you have. They're sure to lure someone bad” or “What big eyes you have, the kind of eyes that drive wolves mad” which suggests that in this adaptation, the wolf is having intimate thoughts about Little Red Riding Hood (Lyrics…

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  • ZsRSSS31504

        The story of Little Red Riding Hood has been heard of almost all around the world, and is seen as a more bedtime story to read to children. At least the versions today is, the original and it variants around the world are much more harsh and dark compared to the one we usually hear, but also deeper. In Charles Perrault's version, which originates in France and is popular among most readers, begins as the usual story. Little Red Riding Hood is a beautiful young girl who is given a package of cake and a pot of butter to deliver to her grandmother in a nearby village. She begins to trek through the woods and encounters the infamous wolf we all know, and he attempts to eat her, but is fearful of nearby 

    woodsman. So he plans another way to …

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  • LoRSSS31513

    Vampedia 2

    April 20, 2017 by LoRSSS31513

    The folk tale “Little Red Hat,” originated in Italy/Austria, and the tale “Little Red Riding Hood” are two stories that have the same moral but tell a very different story. It is interesting how “Little Red Hat” uses an ogre instead of the expected werewolf. In folklore an ogre is defined as a man-eating giant. Many people interpret an ogre in a folktale as being used as a method of instilling good behavior in children by suggesting that bad behavior attracted and excited ogres, who would then eat the perpetrator. Little Red Hat takes a detour in the flower fields before delivering soup to her grandmother. If she had gotten there on time, or before the ogre, she may not have gotten her grandmother or herself killed. Fictional stories give …

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  • HsRSSS31538

                After watching the film “I Was a Teenage Werewolf,” the biggest theme that stood out was be careful who you trust. Tony the main character, has serious anger issues that lead him to get into numerous amounts of fights. He really wants to go to college and a police officer and his dad both suggest he visit a psychologist to help him control his issues so that they do not hinder his chances of going to college. After some time, Tony succumbs to the idea of getting help from the doctor and visits his office. Unfortunately for Tony, Dr. Brandon wants to test a serum on him that will bring him back to his most primal state, a werewolf. As their sessions continue on, Dr. Brandon finally succeeds in turning Tony into a werewolf. Tony n…

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  • AsRSSS31582

    Tony Rivers is a fictional character in the 1950s movie, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf ." Tony is a troubled young man who has a lot of anger issues. He gets into fights and looses his temper easily in situations where he gets messed with or is angry. One day, Tony visits a psychiatrist to try and settle his anger issues. But the doctor has other plans. He decides to inject Tony with a serum that will turn him into a werewolf as an experiment to see what happens. Tony transforms into a werewolf and then goes on murder rampages throughout the movie. This happens until then end when he gets shot and is last seen lying on the floor dead.


    Tony represents a symbol for teenagers who grow up and face challenges along the way. When teenagers are in hig…



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  • SsRSSS31545

    The story "Little Red Riding Hood " by Charles Perrault is slightly different than most of the versions of the story that is told in the United States of America (see below for photo from American version). Overall, there are many different variations of the story that children across the globe hear as it is one of the most popular fairy tales. These variations include "Little Red Hat " and the version by the Grimm brothers . In the story by Perrault, the story ends with the little girl being eaten by the big bad wolf, who clearly is not trying to show any mercy. In all three versions, quick dialogue between the girl and the wolf are exchanged, however, the Grimm brothers (see below for photo) version leaves out the part that describe the …

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  • EcRSSS31574

    Li'l Red Riding Hood

    April 19, 2017 by EcRSSS31574

    "Li’l Red Riding Hood" is a 1966 pop culture song inspired by the folktale “Little Red Riding Hood”. It was a song performed by Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs. The story of Little Red Riding Hood is about a wolf and a little girl delivering goodies from her house to her grandmothers. When the wolf sees her in the forest he races her home. As he is racing her home, he wins and eats her grandmother before Little Red Riding Hood comes. The wolf puts on the grandmother's clothes and pretends to be her. As Little Red Riding Hood comes into the house she notices something is up with her grandmother but continues to stay with her. In the end, the wolf ends up eating the little girl. The moral of the story at the time was for young girls not to tal…

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  • GsRSSS31536

    In the film, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, the main character struggles as an adolescent in high school. He gets in fights at school, has a girlfriend whose parents do not approve of him and has other problems acting out. This reveals a lot about the stresses of growing up and being an adolescent in high school. Tony plays the role of a troubled teenager who tends to act out with anger and disrespect. In the film, Tony attacks Vic because he blew a trumpet in his ear and his girlfriend Arlene tried to break it up and Tony struck her too. After this, Tony realized that he needed to take his girlfriends advice and see a doctor for his problems. During the change from child to adult is very confusing for many teens and it is perfectly normal for …

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  • LfRSSS31541

    Vampedia 2

    April 19, 2017 by LfRSSS31541

    The Werewolf Daughter 

    http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/wolfdaughter.html

    The Werewolf Daughter is a Slovakia folktale about a Werewolf and his daughter. The Werewolf tricks all of his daughters and then kills them, excepts the youngest. After his youngest daughter gets away he hunts her down to the day he dies.

    The Wolf

    The wolf is a father to many girls. Before the story he has never eaten any of his children before, so why now and why is own daughters? The wolf is a father to many girls. Before the story he has never eaten any of his children before, so why now and why is own daughters? The theory I came up with is, he is sick and tired of looking after he children. He is upset they are normal human beings not werewolves. This causes the wolf to e…

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  • EeRSSS31526

    The tale “The Werewolf’s Daughter” is a haunting story of a werewolf father that preys upon his daughters. The father ponders over how to be able to afford nine daughters, so he comes up with a plan to get rid of them. One by one the daughters fall into their father’s trap. All but the last. The last daughter escapes from her werewolf father, by hiding in a haystack. She, then, is found by the King, whom she marries. Her only condition before wedding, was that no beggar would be allowed in the castle. Years later, a beggar who is actually her father, comes in to the castle and murders her sons. She is blamed and banished, until the King discovers the truth. The tale ends with a happily ever after.

    When reading such a dark story, it is easy …

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  • EhRSSS31507

    Once, folktales were used to educate children on the ideals of a time period. In the 1800s , there were many tales written about wolves and monsters in very similar contexts—a little girl with a red article of clothing being eaten. Two such fables are “Little Red Riding Hood ” and “Little Red Hat ”. These stories served to frighten young ladies into always travelling with a chaperone and following the rules set in place by family and society. In the tales, a beautiful young girl is eaten by the friendly, unassuming creature. The young girl is eaten because she was foolish and spoke with someone unknown to her and without a chaperone. The tales depict unknown persons (read: men) as beasts who would easily take advantage of any naïve young l…

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  • SwRSSS31585

    The stories of “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Little Red Cap”, or “Little Red Hat” are all versions of the same tale. This tale seems to originate about 2,000 years ago somewhere between Europe and the Middle East. The tale of Little Red Riding Hood can specifically be traced back to 10th century of Europe .

    Interestingly enough, the earliest versions differ from the modern versions in several different ways. One being that the antagonists is not always a wolf in other versions they have been known to be ogres and werewolves. Another is that the ogre or Wolf leaves the grandmother remains to be cannibalized by Little Red Riding Hood. These versions also typically contain a Wolf or Ogre that will ask Little Red to take off her clothes and get in…

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  • KmRSSS31531

    Carmilla- The Lesbian Vampire

    There are many stories about male vampires who seduces women, but it is rare to hear a lesbian vampire seducing women. “Carmilla” by Sheridan Le Fanu was published in 1872, before Dracula was published. “Carmilla” was the first story of a female vampire but not the first story about gender sexuality.


    The story of Carmilla is told by Laura, an Englishwomen who lives with her father in a castle in Styria. Carmilla crashes her carriage in front of Laura’s castle and was left in the care of Laura’s family by Carmilla’s mother. Carmilla is weak but seduces Laura through intoxicating words. At first Laura was uncomfortable but then slowly becomes infatuated by Carmilla because she lives all alone in her castle. Carmil…


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  • Aawright

    Red

    April 18, 2017 by Aawright

    The story of “Carmilla”[1] was about a young girl who was isolated in a castle who longed for a friend of the same age to share life with. When she meets the character of Carmilla she gets more than she bargained for. The themes of the story address the dangers of not being cautious about meeting strangers. It also includes themes of female teen relationships and the confusion of sexuality. The character of Carmilla herself is a vampire who uses charm and finesse but never truly overpowers her victims. She is introduced after the carriage she is riding in tips over and is taken into the castle by the residents there. She stays for a while and seduces the people, while because of age, people assume she is an innocent, little do they realize…

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  • BgRSSS31517

    Folktales involving either a werewolf or a creature that seeks to cause harm to young girls were more commonly seen in earlier Slavic culture.  Classic examples of these types of folktales include "Little Red Hat" and "Little Red Riding Hood".  The tale "Little Red Hat" depicts an ogre that essentially manipulates a young girl to only devour her.  An ogre can be seen in many different viewpoints but the most important idea regarding this creature is that its goal is to attack and eventually consume its victim.  The victim in many of Slavic folktales are young girls.  A common theme in these tales is that these young girls are innocent children who are tricked into thinking that are going to stay with a relative (mainly grandmothers) but re…

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  • RZRSSS31573

    Little Red Hat

    April 17, 2017 by RZRSSS31573

    Little Red Hat (Italy/Austria)

    “Little Red Riding Hood” is among the most famous interesting stories told to children today. In the story, the mother of little Red Riding told her to take the basket full of goodies to the cottage of her grandmother, and she told her not to converse with any strangers on her way to the cottage of her grandmother. She agreed not to talk to anybody, but while she was on the way, she met a Wolf who asked her about her destination, and she told the wolf where she was sent by her mother. Then wolf then ran ahead of the Little Red Riding Hood and knocked at her grandmothers’ door then put her in a cupboard and hid under the bed wearing the clothes of her grandmother (Ashliman, 2015)

    When the Little Red Riding Hood g…

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  • SnRSSS31539

    There are various versions of “Little Red Riding Hood ”, all with similar storylines. However, Charles Perrault takes a distinct approach by clearly stating the moral of the fairy tale.


    “Little Red Riding Hood” by Charles Perrault revolves around a beloved, 

    young girl from a village. One day her mother asked Little Red Riding Hood to deliver cake and butter to her ill grandmother. During her journey through the woods, Little Red Riding Hood encounters a wolf that asks where she is 

    going. After giving a location, the wolf said he too would visit her 

    grandmother. While the wolf ran quickly, Little Red Riding Hood entertained herself by chasing butterflies, picking flowers, and gathering nuts. In this time, the wolf arrives at the grandmother…


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  • Jaclynhamricrsss31564

    One of the most well-known vampire novels in the world is Bram Stoker's Dracula. Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland on the 8th of November in the year 1847. For the majority of Bram Stoker's young 


    imaginative years he  was bed ridden due to an unknown illness. He was bed ridden until he was 7 and started school. As a young child bound to his quarters in the gloomy and drizzly country, Ireland one can only assume  Stoker's  imagination ran wild beginning his creative juices that would lead to his novel, Dracula.


    The original Dracula, written by Bram Stoker, was published in 1897 when Bram was 50 years old.


    There are several theories about the inspiration for Bram Stoker's famous novel, Dracula. Although there are several theories one, spec…




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  • DmRSSS31544

    In Let the Right One In 2008 Swedish film, the main two characters are "outsiders" compared to the other characters. Oskar and Eli are the two characters that are condemned from the rest of the school groups. The students at school continually bully 12-year-old, Oskar, causing him to be the outsider of the groups. Since Oskar is continuously bullied, he plans out revenge to harm those who made him feel like an outsider. Although he is not a vampire he displays the same qualities thus making him an outsider like a vampire would be. Allowing him to have similarities to the vampire character makes the viewers understand the damaging effects of social exclusion.​

    Eli is the vampire in this plot so it is obvious she would be the outsider against t…

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  • SPRSS31565

    Let the Right One In, a Swedish horror film with some young romance has a major theme that is sometimes quite uncommon in films of this type. The film can be found here: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v197588916zB6HYeP and one of the main themes is the coming together of outsiders. Not often explored in the horror drama this is one thing that makes this film quite unique. Oskar, a twelve year old boy who is constantly and horrifically bullied at school forms an unlikely friendship with Eli who is a similar outsider. Instead of being bullied, Eli, who appears to be a girl but was castrated is a vampire. Stuck in the apartment because sunlight would incarnate him, his guardian Hakan, goes out at nights to try and bring the blood of the living back…

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  • AHRSSS3158434

    “The Vampyre” was one of the earliest writings on Vampires, written in 1819.  This story shapes the way many people view vampires today.  The story follows a young handsome man named Aubrey and his adventures with his new travel companion, Lord Ruthven.  Lord Ruthven is a vampire but Aubrey is unaware of that, even after he is warned of the legend of the Vampire by townspeople and his lover dies soon after.  For those unfamiliar, this video is an excellent summary of “The Vampyre” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwpVYR-IgNY

    Many people think of Vampires as complete outsiders.  But that is the opposite with Lord Ruthven, “His peculiarities caused him to be invited to every house; all wished to see him, and those who had been accustomed to violent…

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  • SwRSSS315921

    Eli and the Man

    April 6, 2017 by SwRSSS315921

    Oskar and Eli’s relationships are in general unhealthy and confusing. Each of them dysfunctional in their own way.  It is no surprise then, that they would find each other to be what the other needs. Oskar provided for Eli a partner willing to do what was needed to make sure that he was taken care of. Eli provided for Oskar that close relationship that was lacking in all the other areas of his life. Because of this their symbiotic relationship was extremely strong.


    In the movie, they never exactly explained who the strange man was that was taking care of Eli. Perhaps, I am reading too much into it but I felt like there were some dark undertones to this relationship. What had happened to Eli’s genitals to lead him to be this way? Why did Eli …


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  • MgRSSS31550

    When you recall classic vampire themed movies, you would expect themes of dark, blood sucking, and possibly violent storylines. Little would one expect that a vampire film be used for deeper meanings of societal seclusion and loneliness. In the film, Let the  Right One In, feelings of differences among society is portrayed. Not only is this emotion shown through the use of a vampire, it is also shown through a life of a child whom is bullied at school. This was not a storyline, in which one would expect to see in a film related to vampires.

    The character we would expect to be the “monster” of the story, quickly becomes the saving grace. Eli, the vampire who is hundreds of years old with a body of a childlike girl, is an outsider in society. S…

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  • SwRSSS31585

    In the 2008 Swedish horror movie Let The Right One In , we see a romantic friendship bloom between a boy and what seems to be a girl. The boy is a bullied 12 year old named Oskar and the girl he becomes friends with is named Eli. It is the unraveling of the truth in between Oskar and Eli that gives a major theme of the movie. As Eli and Oskar become closer Oskar finds out the truth about Eli, that she is a vampire. After Oskar knows the truth he's a little uset that Eli has to kill, but he comes to reason with it by admitting that he wants to kill and she has to kill so they're not very different. Here there is this meek 12 year old boy who has this urge to kill. Thus, the theme that not everything is as what it seems is born.

    Both Oskar an…

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  • KrRSSS31530

    Taking a look at vampires, beginning with some of the earliest renditions of vampire stories, it is both interesting and relevant to take a look at how vampires have progressively become more human and less untouchable monsters. Beginning with early stories such as “Buckets of Blood” and “Death at the Wedding” it’s apparent that vampires originated as an inhuman, undead creature that was out to kill.  Though the latter continues to be true throughout, vampires have continuously grown to be shown as more human both in terms of physical appearance and emotion.

    Even between the 1992 film “Dracula ” and the more modern episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer ” that features Dracula, the huge visual jump can be seen with the same creature in a small…

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  • DbRSSS31578

    Poor Oskar :/.... being an outsider sucks. He is always getting bullied and spends most of his time plotting revenge. It seems almost perfectly planned for Eli to come swooping in right as Oskar is at his complete worst. They end up finding romance in each other which is a little creepy, because she is a blood sucking vampire. Well, Oskar is brave when it comes to this stuff. Unlike Bella, in Twilight who at first freaked out when she realized who Edward really was, a vampire. The director portrays the idea of social exclusion really well by capturing the little details like how Eli cannot enter a house unless being invited in and also the fact she cannot be out in the day light. These details almost make it undeniable to the viewer that i…

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  • GsRSSS31536

    In the film, Let the Right One In, Oskar is the main character who is troubled as a child. He has always faced issues when it came to making friends. There is a much deeper theme within this film than what is seen on the surface, that is loneliness. Oskar is very much alone in that it is difficult for him to find the nerves to stand up to bullies and he does not have many friends. In the film, he makes a friend that intrigues him and that is Eli. Both of these characters become friends because they are seen as outsiders. These two compliment each other and benefit one another’s lives throughout the story. This is similar to the characters in the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in that she is also very lonely because she is seen as an ou…

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  • KmRSSS31531

    The Vampire Slayer

    April 6, 2017 by KmRSSS31531

    There are many books, movies, and TV shows that portray the life of a vampire, but very few that portray the life of a vampire slayer. One of my favorite TV shows is "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", that is about a young girl in High school who was born as a Vampire Slayer with incredible gifts. Throughout the TV show, we see a dynamic character who is forced into a life that she never asked for. She is faced with many problems and choices that forever changes her life.

    In the first episode, "Welcome to Hellmouth", we are revealed a lot of content. We learn that Buffy is only a sophomore at high school who was recently kicked out of her last school because she burned down the gym. We also see a glimpse of her incredible powers and get a small gl…

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  • KQRSSS31517

    VAMPEDIA 1

    April 6, 2017 by KQRSSS31517

    There are many films that portray Vampires in numerous different ways starting from their personalities to the way they dress and present themselves in the human world; and it continues to be considered legends. Directors portray vampires to have pale white skin, having a thick English accent from the late centuries, dressing in old vintage clothing, being an outsider from the human race (not making any friends or getting along with anyone), etc. Looking into the character of Dracula of the 1992 film of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, he is depicted as a monster, someone who is evil and vicious to human kind. The film starts off by Dracula leaving his beloved wife to go into battle, then later when he returns home his wife commits suicide by throwi…

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  • KlRSSS31545

    In Season 5 Episode 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer entitled Buffy vs. Dracula, we see a new spin on the most famous and classical vampire story and legend of all time. In this episode, Buffy meets the famous Count Dracula. The original story, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is an iconic work of literature that has continued to enthrall and entrance readers throughout the generations. This new character of Count Dracula has almost all of the characteristics from the original story, as well as the many films and other representations that have been made over the years. Dracula, in addition to being a vampire, has the ability of mind control, the ability to turn himself into a bat, has the ability to seduce and charm as in the original novel, as well as…

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  • EhRSSS31507

    Lord Byron’s The Giaour the vampire is used as a symbol of punishment. The term “giaour” is Turkish for infidel, or a nonbeliever, typically someone who follows a different religion. From just the except given (pages 29 -31) , it seems that the giaour has done some terrible wrong, for which he will be punished by the Islamic angel Monkir. He will be doomed to walk the earth as a vampire and murder all those he loves before finally suffering eternal damnation surrounded and consumed internally by fire. Byron writes that even the “Gouls and Afrits [demons]” will “in horror shrink away from spectre more accursed than they”. The idea of vampirism being used as a punishment is a common theme in horror stories, one that Bram Stoker  would eventual…

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  • KeRSSS31592

    A New Vampire

    April 6, 2017 by KeRSSS31592

    The origins of the Vampire are found within Slavic folktales passed down from generation to generation. They were originally described as vicious undead monsters who awakened at night to prey upon innocent townsfolk. Often cursing and killing peasants, vampires were portrayed as evil and nonhuman. As seen in Folktales such as Bucket of Blood and The Vampire, vampires had little to no characterization. The descriptions of who they were characteristically are either shallow or nonexistent. The extent to which a vampire was originally described was gathered from their vile actions or the result thereof.

     In Bram Stroker’s Dracula, the Vampire takes a drastic turn. Gone are the days of a soulless monster who stalks the night and drinks blood. Inste…

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  • ZsRSSS31504

    Dracula's Passion

    April 6, 2017 by ZsRSSS31504

       There are many themes in the 1992 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but one that stood out the most was Dracula’s passion. Almost the entire plot revolves around Dracula being devoted to his lost love Elisabeta, whom died centuries ago. After believing he had perished in battle from a note vengeful Turks sent, she flung herself from the castle walls, and Dracula came back to her corpse. After losing her, he renounced God and gave in to darkness to become the vampire we know today. Now, in the 19th century, he finds knowledge of a girl who bears a striking resemblance to his lost love. Knowing she exists, he makes it his goal to find her and make her his bride. He uses her fiancée, Johnathon Harker, to learn slightly of her, then heads…

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  • MbRSSS31533

    I am a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer and one of the themes that caught my attention most through out the show was the strong female characters presented through out the show. Buffy the vampire slayers was one of the top 21st century strong female character TV shows. Buffy is the main character of the hit show, since she is the vampire slayer see was enabled with superhuman characteristics, such as strength, speed, and quick healing.  With her superhuman characteristics she is able to take on any villain set out on destroying her and her loved ones. Not only is Buffy strong physically, she is also strong mentally by having a sacrificial nature and putting her loved ones first. For example, in the season finale of the 5th season Buffy sacrific…

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  • LoRSSS31513

    Vampedia1

    April 6, 2017 by LoRSSS31513

    Leslie O’Neil

    Vampedia Entry 1

    April 5, 2017

    The Young Man and his Vampire Brother

    The short story The Young Man and his Vampire Brother is very different compared to the other folk tales about vampires. The ending of this story is a fairytale because it is a story in which improbable events lead to a happy ending. To the boy, the vampire at the end of the story says “I have permission to stay on earth only for forty days. Today is the fortieth day, so I must return home.” Christianization affected Slavic mythology in a few ways. Vampires and werewolves replaced gods and goddesses. For Slavic people Christianity was more of an addition to their ancient beliefs than an actual replacement. For example, the vampire was on earth for forty days beca…

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  • Evabiznichuk

    Eli

    April 5, 2017 by Evabiznichuk

    Eli. Female, young, and a deadly killer. In Let The Right One In (Swedish Film) Eli is a vampire with super human abilities and a thirst for fresh blood, as most vampire do.  In the film, she is a new comer to a small town. Originally she tires to keep away from human relationships however winds up befriending Oskar. Oskar is a young boy who is frequently bullied by his peers. To briefly summarize the movie, Eli and Oskar becomes friends. Eli teaches Oskar to stand up for himself, while Oskar helps Eli feed by killing. In conclusion the two part ways in a sad yet peaceful goodbye.

     

    Analyzing Eli's character closer, she has many human characteristics while being a vampire by blood. HA . Eli knows she should not form connections with humans how…

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  • AsRSSS31582

    Let The Right One In, directed by Tomas Alfredson, is a Swedish movie about a young boy named Oskar, who is bullied by other kids because he enjoys school, reading and is different than them. He becomes friends with a vampire, Eli. When they first meet, Eli tells Oskar that she cannot be friends with him and does not reveal that she is a vampire right away. She is very mysterious and intriguing to Oskar, even though it doesn't seem that way at first. Later on, they end up becoming friends and Oskar finds blood for her so she can stay alive. By the end of the movie, Eli ends up killing the boys who bully Oskar. They will do anything to protect each other, even though they are completely different. Are humans and vampires really that differe…

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  • AKRSSS31555

    Let the Right One in Character analysis 

    In the Movie, "Let the Right One In", Eli and Oskar become friends because they hangout with each other at night outside of the apartment building that they both live in. She recognizes his anger for his bullies and sees him stabbing air, imagining that he is exacting his revenge on them. Her assumed father collects blood from kids he kills so he can feed her and keep her going. He is caught one day and throws acid on his face so no one will recognize him. He is in the hospital, but Eli scales the building and kills him for his blood. In a review by, FilmComment, they say that the movie is, "haunting, romantic, and much deeper in its exploration of gender and child psychology than it initially appear…

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  • SsRSSS31545

    There is without a doubt that the portrayal of Vampires has evolved through time. Whether we are talking about the vampire, or upyr', from Bucket of Blood from the Origins of the European Vampire, or we're talking about Bram Stoker's Dracula, there is quite a difference and change that is shown. In Bucket of Blood, the vampire is shown as blood thirsty and villainous, not showing any remorse by killing a boy by stabbing him in the back and doing the same to an old man (22). Both old men and young boys are considered innocent, sensitive types of people and this sort of brutal attack demonstrates the way that Vampires are considered in this case and time period. In Dracula (1992), Dracula is first introduced as a wolf like character who show…

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  • VeRSSS31534

    Since the creation of the Vampire in early Slavic folklore, the creature has appeared as this blood-sucking, soulless creature. Throughout time, the character has evolved into handsome, alluring creature’s that an audience can find themselves connecting with. Joss Whedon does a wonderful job of achieving this through humanizing characters such as Angel and Spike. Why does the humanization or act of giving a vampire a soul, draw us closer into the character? It is because Whedon wanted to make something that resonated amongst his audiences.

    Vampires for Whedon were a tool in which he could tell the world of the nightmares and daily struggles that he fought with through adolescence leading him into young adult hood. The creatures that go bump…

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