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Queen of the Damned is basically the story of the origin of vampires. All vampires originated from a single vampire, Akasha, and she became known as the queen. The queen and her king, Enkil the first vampire she ever created, sit atop their throne in a comatose state. They are so powerful that they no longer need to feed on the blood of humans. In this story Lestat, who is hated and hunted by his fellow vampires for telling humans he is a vampire, awakens the queen by biting her neck T

Tale of the Body Thief is Anne Rice's fourth book in the vampire series. Tale of the Body Thief is the story of the dumbest decision Lestat ever made. A strange man, named Raglan James, makes Lestat an offer that he cannot refuse. Raglan offers Lestat the chance to become human again by switching bodies with himself by switching their spiritual bodies into the other's physical body. Even though two of his close friends, Louis (a vampire whom he created) and David Talbot (his human frien

There are many symbolic and psychological functions of place, setting, and landscape in Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte uses descriptions throughout the novel to exaggerate the effect of an event. Bronte also uses setting (less frequently however) to foreshadow a situation, or the nature of a situation. From the commencement of the story, the reader is introduced to the climate. A cold, winter day, full of clouds and rain is described. Physical abuse by John Reed and the family's rejection of

In this novel Aticus tells Jem and Scout that "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird." This quote sums up the heart of the book. A mockingbird is a harmless creature that makes the world more pleasant with it's songs. The mockingbirds in the novel are Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Neither of them ever harmed or killed anybody in their lives, to kill either of them would be a sin. Boo Radley went through life never hurting a soul. He left gum, pennies, and wax dolls for Jem and Sc

Nathaniel Hawthorne has a very unique and distinct style of romantic writing. He uses various techniques to develop his stories, characters, and situations. He also incorporates his own life experiences into his novels and shows aspects of himself through characters. One specific novel that Hawthorne portrays himself into a character is The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne has led a very difficult life. He was born in the infamous town of Salem, Massachusetts where the Salem Witch Trials took plac

Siddhartha's Inward Journey Siddhartha was written by Hermann Hesse, as a fictional adventure for the body and soul. Siddhartha was once an intelligent boy who dared to think of something more. Siddhartha is now an enlightened man, who dared to think of something more. Siddhartha traveled though life the best he knew how, and many times he did all he could. Siddhartha's inward journey, from innocence to guilt and despair, then finally to destruction or salvation, and how the book ref

In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, exists a "reward" known as soma, a pacifier which lulls the passions and understandings of the people. Soma is a major factor in control of social stability. This "poison" makes the citizens of Brave New World ignorant to the fact that soma is a negative device in control of their society, it kept the people distracted and contented and prevented insurrection. In chapter XV, Huxley proves that even a well respected person, John the Savage, can not bring

2. Consider the character Farrington in "Counterparts" and expound upon his character and the social conditions that helped to create him. While it may be hard to like the characters that Joyce gives us in "The Dubliners", I believe you must view these characters with an eye focused upon the oppression of the Irish people and the subjugation of their culture and society by the ruling class of England. The Irish people have a long tradition of rebellion against their alleged English masters an

An Analysis of the Immortal Writers are defined by how many copies of their books are sold. The more copies sold equates to a more popular book and thus a great author. If this theory holds true then, Anne Rice is a great author. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, sold over five million copies and was a national bestseller. Her second novel, The Vampire Lestat, was also a national bestseller. Her Vampire Chronicle novels have somewhat of a cult following. Anne Rice has turned

In Charlotte Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre, the battle between free will and fate is predominant throughout. As with all aspects of life, decisions must be made; there is often a fine line between a choice made by free will versus a choice influenced by fate. Fate is defined as "the principle or determining cause or will by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do" by the Merriam Webster Dictionary; this can also be taken to imply that all lifelon