Affect of Vampires on Society Essay

1222 Words Apr 19th, 2013 5 Pages
Brittany Nobrega
ENG 201
Essay #3
The Vampire Diaries is a CW television series that revolves around a love triangle between two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore, and the main character, Elena. The show takes place in Mystic Falls, a small town with many secrets including witches, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and hybrids. It is a constant struggle for Elena to keep her family and friends alive with all of the violence vampires and werewolves bring to the town; along with the struggle to protect her family and friends Elena struggles to choose which Salvatore brother she wants to be with. The trending vampire craze is a big part of America’s culture today. From television to books to movies the once evil vampire is
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Because our culture does not view the vampire as the villain anymore, the vampire is desired romantically. Did the vampire transform to meet our desires or did our desires transform for the vampire? “Fearless Vampire Kissers: Bloodsuckers we love in Twilight, True Blood, and Others” examines the transformation of the vampire and suggests that the transformation is making our culture more welcoming to outsiders. Women desire the vampire who is usually an outsider in most ways and I do think that this makes our culture more sympathetic to outsiders. Maybe it is this sympathy that draws women in.
Vampires have been a part of American culture for a long time, Dracula came out in 1931. "Vampires, Vampires, Everywhere!" is an article that looks at the popularity of vampires throughout American culture’s history up to the present. The article says that vampires bring “forbidden sex” to the table and that they are “naughty” creatures. The crave for forbidden sex is nothing new in American culture. The aspects of the vampire culture that are examined in the article can provide some explanation of how the vampire became the new Prince Charming.
Continued research of the trending vampire craze will highlight how the American woman’s romantic desire has evolved from the sweet and caring man to the violent, murderous vampire and what this says about popular culture overall.

Annotated Bibliography
Bailie, Helen T. "Blood Ties: The Vampire Lover In The Popular

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