Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Interview with the Vampire Pt. 1
So for my blog this week I would like to discuss how the Vampire turned into a vampire. On page 12 he begins by saying, “Well, he drained me almost to the point of death, which was for him sufficient.” Here the Vampire describes how Lestat begins the process of turning him into a vampire. The way that Lestat drains him completely of blood first in one sitting is different from the way we have seen in previous novels. In “Carmilla” and “Dracula” the vampires slowly took blood from their victims and this caused them to also turn into vampires. Then on page 14 he begins to talk about how he felt during the change. I thought this was cool because although we saw this change in previous novels we never saw it this in depth. The first thing that he talks about is his heightened senses. He says, “He stepped close to my bed and leaned down so that his face was in the lamplight, and I saw that he was no ordinary man at all. His grey eyes burned with an incandescence, and the long white hands which hung by his sides were not those of a human being. I think I knew everything in that instant, and all that he told me was only aftermath. What I mean is, the moment I saw him, saw his extraordinary aura and knew him to be no creature I’d ever known.” I think this is very interesting. The Vampire saw things in a whole new light. This I have seen in many modern vampire stories. A lot of the vampires that are shown today can smell better, are stronger, and can hear better. In the novels they talked about more physical changes the victims had and not the mental ones besides the nightmares.