Journal 7: vampirism mythology

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Fisher-Edelglass 1 Zachary Fisher-Edelglass March 27, 2013 EN102 Professor Hays Journal 7 The history and folklore of vampires have changed with each passing story and tale. Vampire traits and characteristics are added, dropped, and tweaked very often. Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend is no exception. Several aspects of the vampirism mythology has been altered in order to suit the needs of the author. Certain elements of the story, including set- ting and plot, have also caused certain traits to be emphasized. I Am Legend is very different than many of the numerous vampire fables that preceded it. One element which makes it so different is the setting. The usual vampiric story takes place in a European country side area with an abundance of gothic surroundings. Most of the stories also take place prior to the twentieth century. Unlike the typical circumstances, this novel takes place in 1976 in the state of California. This change of setting yields a significantly different tone than other stories. Therefore, the vampire must also now be allowed to adapt to the modern audience.
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  • Spring '12
  • PatriciaDowcett
  • Dracula, Matheson, tale. Vampire traits, numerous vampire fables, Dracula style vampire

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