Vampiric Vs Vampire Research Paper

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Vampire vs. Vampiric There are vast similarities and differences between being a vampire and being vampiric; a vampire is a mystical creature of the night, while being vampiric is the characteristics associated with the vampire. This paper will focus on the characters from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon, and The Girl with the Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber. These characters bring different attributes to both being a vampire and being vampiric. It is easy to differentiate the two based on the evidence provided whether or not there are weaknesses or strengths. Beginning with knowing what a vampire must possess in order to be considered a vampire. The vampire should drink blood, be affected by sunlight and be immortal. These are the basics and should be key elements to the vampire. However, it is not to…show more content…
Starting with the basics Edward drinks blood, is affected by sunlight and is immortal. His blood consumption is different because he drinks animal blood in order to not hurt humans but to be clear he is the type of vampire that drinks human blood. He is also affected by sunlight. In the following quote Bella describes his appearance, “Edward in the sunlight was shocking. I couldn’t get used to it, though I’d been staring at him all afternoon. His skin, white despite the fain flush from yesterday’s hunting trip, literally sparkled, like thousands of tiny diamonds were embedded in the surface” (Stephenie Meyer, 260). In addition, he is immortal he tells Bella he was born in Chicago in 1901 (Meyer, 287). On top of the basics he is given the power of mind reading which is how he knows about Bella’s’ whereabouts in Port Angeles. He is also given strength, speed, and is inhumanly beautiful according to Bella (Meyer, 19). Overall, it is a given fact Edward possesses the elements to be considered a

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