undergraduate thesis
Vampire Characters in Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire"

Alen Žuškić (2017)
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
TitleVampire Characters in Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire"
AuthorAlen Žuškić
Mentor(s)Ljubica Matek (thesis advisor)
This paper deals with the topic of vampire characters in Anne Rices Interview with the Vampire. The two characters on which the paper focuses are Louis and Lestat. Even though there are some others, the paper does not go into depth regarding them, only insofar as they relate to the previously mentioned two characters. The protagonist of the novel, Louis, is a man troubled by guilt due to the death of his brother who runs away from taking his own life by having it taken at the hands of Lestat, the antagonist. In his immortality, he undergoes a kind of identity crisis as he is faced with two conflicting natures within himself the human one that seeks affection and connection and the vampire one that seeks only death. His creator and proverbial mentor, Lestat, is a character fully aware of his nature and everything he attaches with it. He stops at nothing to achieve his goals and fun. The reason why he only chases entertainment is because he actually knows nothing else of his nature, he is simply lashing out against the misery of his mortal life. By applying Freuds theory of personality, the paper will show that Rice presents vampires as the prototype of a postmodern being which has an endless supply of time and possibilities to become whatever he or she wants to be, but ends up being tied down by its basic instincts.
Parallel title (Croatian)Lik vampira u romanu "Intervju s vampirom" Anne Rice
GranterJosip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2017-09-21
Parallel keywords (Croatian)vampire Anne Rice humanity identity Freud postmodernism
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
CommitterKristina Kiš