Interview with the Vampire
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In the now-classic novel Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice refreshed the archetypal vampire myth for a late-20th-century audience. The story is ostensibly a simple one: having suffered a tremendous personal loss, an 18th-century Louisiana plantation owner named Louis Pointe du Lac descends into an alcoholic stupor. At his emotional nadir, he is confronted by Lestat, a charismatic and powerful vampire who chooses Louis to be his fledgling. The two prey on innocents, give their "dark gift" to a young girl, and seek out others of their kind (notably the ancient vampire Armand) in Paris. But a summary of this story bypasses the central attractions of the novel. First and foremost, the method Rice chose to tell her tale--with Louis' first-person confession to a skeptical boy--transformed the vampire from a hideous predator into a highly sympathetic, seductive, and all-too-human figure. Second, by entering the experience of an immortal character, one raised with a deep Catholic faith, Rice was able to explore profound philosophical concerns--the nature of evil, the reality of death, and the limits of human perception--in ways not possible from the perspective of a more finite narrator.
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It was interesting how Louis was in the beginning the weak one and in the end the stronger than the dominant companions of his. For others and himself his capability of feelings were seen weak and useless at first but through the story it became evident that the dominant ones needed him to be that way and were destroyed in their own ways because in the end the ability to feel died in him. And I so didn't see the story to end the way it did. I had no expectations but I suppose Louis stayed true to himself but only to a lesser amount that he might've done earlier on in the book.
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