Assessment 1 : “ Introducing the Vampire”
Vampire, this word is derived from a French word “Vampir” in the 18th century but various sources belive that it came from the word Vampire came from different languages such as Russian, Slavic, Ukrainian etc. In many languages Upir or Upyre is also a synonym for the word Vampire, Upir word was founded in the year 1047 AD within a letter to a Novgorodian Prince which referred him as an Upir Lichyj which means wicked vampire. There are many questions that are raised over vampire belief in the last 500 years such as what are Vampires, are they real? Can I become one? Etc. The objective of this assessment is to look on the relation between the understanding and historical of the vampire myth and vampire legend. Generally according to literacy character Vampires are non-living or dead people who wakes up from coffins or graves in order to such blood of humans who are alive. There are many myths about Vampires such as they are evil being with white skin, scaring face, long teeth as well as having ability to suck blood. It is also believed that they live for a thousand of years but stay away from sunlight(Somogyi and et.al, 2017). On the other hand people think they have super powers and abilities such as transforming into bats etc. these myths presents Vampires very similar to ghosts, monsters or evil creature which can harm human beings. Some authors also imagined that they can be complex characters with desires, emotions etc instead of portraying them as evil or monsters. A Vampire is an imaginary or mythological creature which is famous due to various movies, TV shows and books established or launched related to them. In the 19th century vampire attributes became standardized when classic of Gothic literature were written. The Vampyre (1819) was the first English vampire story written by John William Polidori. The Gothic has an enchantment with the living and death, it finds out if there anything beyond these two. Often it disagrees that life ends with death and use various fictions in order to bring back ghost, corpses who seek revenge for the injustices which were not regained or made up for. In the present era Vampires are mostly considered as one of the most iconic and notorious figures all around the world and due to increasing stream of vampire novels, television shows and films being produced it is easy to say that the vampires have become the dark element of the Gothic literature, becoming a desire or dream of every enthusiast. But this was not the case always, Vampires were considered as stuff of nightmares earlier. Each and every culture across the world have some or the other stories of these terrifying bloodsucking monsters according to historian Brian Forost it can go back to prehistoric times(Hirschman and et.al, 2016).
Stories of terrible vampire-like figures are found in legends all through the world. In any case, the principle no matter how you look at it made records out of vampires are mid eighteenth-century every day paper articles. This point the Serbians Petar Blagojevich and Arnold Paole climbed from their graves to attack setbacks. As showed by the reports, their cadavers were uncovered and dissected after these asserted strikes, and found to have not crumbled. Both were then cut with wooden stakes(Davidsen and et.al, 2016). You can see commendable vampire imagery (the ''undead'' appearance, the wooden stakes) in these reports, which moved composition like the German verse The Vampire (1748) by Heinrich August Ossenfelder. The essential English substance to determine vampires by name is apparently Robert Southey's long song Thalaba the Destroyer (1801). The depictions of vampires in these early works are, as it were, in light of folkloric accounts, and are clashing. For example, it's not by and large clear if their vampires are superb creatures, or basically agitated individuals. Religion has likewise taken an exceptional jump in mainstream culture when alluding to the vampire. The 'Cutting edge' vampire no longer just exists in the realm of fiction; it exists now as a lifestyle. Dynamic vampire is something regularly firmly identified with the religions of Wiccan, Satanism and Non-agnostic. Sanguinarian, Psi and Hybrid are currently independently perceived as a sort of living vampire each concentrating on a specific component of vampire. Sanguinarian vampires are such people who trust they have a physical need to savor blood request to be at immaculate well-being(Erfgen and et.al, 2015). They manifestations incorporate having a terrible response to daylight, and having an inclination to dozing during the night. Psi-vampires is a creature that encourages the dynamic vitality of others, they don't connect themselves with blood, however deplete the person of there feelings. Such creatures mirror those that have showed up in old stories, for example, Asia, who talk about a being known as 'Hopi' who deplete there casualties of all the passionate vitality. At last Hybrids are thought to be the most noticeably bad as they complete both the Sanguinarian demonstration of blood drinking and the nourishing of feeling(Juneja and et.