The Gothic's Other
A Historic of the Gothic Genre
The Gothic’s Other
The Vampire in Literature
THE REPRESENTATION OF THE GOTHIC IN DRACULA
Facts versus Fiction
The Vampire Lestat
"This work is meant to debate in three chapters over one of the most exploited literary genres – the gothic genre- and also over one of the best represented literary figures and characters – the gothic other.
In terms of purpose and structure, the first chapter of the work intends to make a presentation of the gothic’s genre history, to effectuate a “mise en revue” of the so – called “Gothic Other” and to make a general presentation of the work’s subject – the gothic’s other – the vampire ( history, legends, myths, facts, its representation in literature, movies etc ).
The first chapter is, logically, followed by a second one, which offers a detailed presentation of one of the oldest and most classical vampiric figures in literature : Bram Stoker’s Dracula (including subchapters regarding the representation of the main character, Gothic elements, fiction vs facts ( whether Bram Stoker's inspiration starts or not from the legendary Vlad Ţepeş ) etc ) .
The third chapter serves a detailed presentation of another literary masterpiece - Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles ( subchapters presenting the vampire under another light, a modernised one, different from Bram Stoker's, Gothic elements etc ) .
There follows, of course, a series of conclusions drawing the evolution of the vampire from ancient to modern times or, otherwise, from the classic to the modern vampire.
The main purpose of this work is to analyse the changes occurred within this particular Gothic Other, along with the passage of time. Otherwise, its intention is to intercept the vampire’s evolution from the classic Bram Stoker to the modern Anne Rice and the differences and similarities between the two representatives of the Gothic Other, as it is obvious that Anne Rice’s Lestat de Lioncourt was created starting from Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula but was added modifications due to the necessity of being in step with contemporanity."
"The main reason for having chosen this theme is my growing interest in everything related to gothic literature and, particularly, in the vampiric figure. And I consider Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles representative not only for the gothic literature itself, but also for the universal literature, as they both stand for undoubted literary masterpieces.
Other reasons are consisted in the mystery that surrounds this gothic other and the controversy it has been raising for centuries. Also, over the centuries, many debates over the origins of the vampire have taken place and this work intends to demonstrate, among other facts, whether for these two prolific gothic writers, the legend of Vlad Ţepeş served as an inspirational point or not, since I find this topic controversial and fascinating altogether." __________________________________________________
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