In the short story “The Girl with the Hungry Eyes,” the narrator comes in contact with a girl whom he is repulsed by at first. He describes the Girl as unnatural, morbid, and unholy. That she is, until times show otherwise. The Girl was not a person whom he was immediately attracted to. As the story continued, they found themselves in each others company more than once. It is safe to say that the Girl had a keen eye for the narrator. It is apparent that the vampire girl came off with strong intentions. By the end of the story, they had shared multiple encounters. She was drawn to him, and the narrator began to become drawn to her. She craved love, and he desired her, but in a lustful way. At the end of the short story, he fon…Read more >
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 …Read more >
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…Read more >