Vampire

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Kelsey Ehleiter
Vampire History

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the history of vampires, how they’ve progressed, and the truth behind the myths.

Introduction: Everybody seems to have been bit by the latest craze of vampire fever. Get it? Bit!? Movies and television shows have been coming out left and right within the past couple of years about these blood sucking monsters, but what is the story behind it all? How was the thought of an immortal blood drinking being originated? It all started long ago…

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VLAD THE IMPALER! 1. Born to Vlad Dracul (dragon) in late 1431 2. Vlad Dracul head of the order of the dragon, high honor, called himself Dracula 3. Throne threatened- father and older brother died, devoted to revenge. 4. 1469 he regained the throne- the blood bath begins 5. Kept slaves to build castle, tortured and punished. 6. held social status and power very high – rid his kingdom of poor/homeless/handicap by burning 7. Rumors: ate flesh, drank blood. Held dinner parties next to impaled

Bram Stoker 1. 1897 Bram Stoker wrote Dracula 2. general plot summary of Dracula 3. Derived from Vlad Dracula / Carmilla (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 1872) 4. Dracula the movie (1931) 5. Pale complexion, fangs, blood thirsty, soulless, etc…

Modern Day Vampires 1. Vampire rules vary from show to show and movie to movie 2. Often associated with special powers. 3. Werewolf enemies 4. Often keep the same qualities of Dracula

Conclusion: Vampires have come a long way over the years. The story of their past has taken you from non-fiction to fiction, and all is filled with all sorts of awesome horror. I can’t decide which part of the history I like the most the old or the new, but I do know one thing, those Cullen’s sure are hot.

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