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…Read more >