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Pitt SLAV 0880 - Week 5 Readings

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I. Tolstoy, “Family of the Vourdalak”a. Given a cross as a token of her friendshipb. Sundays, Serbians amuse themselves by dancing, sharp-shooting, wrestlingc. Gorcha took a long Turkish rifle from the wall and said he is going to the mountains to join the brave ones who are chasing the scoundrel Ali Beg (Turkish bandit)d. If he doesn’t return in 10 days, he said to tell the priest he is dead, if hedoes come back, pierce him with a stake made of ash because he will then be a cursed vourdalake. Vourdalaks prefer to suck the blood from relatives and friendsf. George alluded to his father “old man” to not call him from his graveg. Gorcha, George’s father, came home after 10 days and had his son shoot the dog that kept barking at himh. Gorcha pulled a bloody head out his bag and said to hang it on the door to let people know Ali Beg is deadi. The boy wanted to know how Gorcha fought the Turks, but he said he would give him his dagger tomorrow morning and tell himj. Gorcha was out the window and told the boy to come for a kiss and to give him the dagger…the child collapsed and Gorcha vanishedk. 3 days later, the other boy thought he heard a voice through the house saying the dead boy’s name, and thought he saw Gorchal. *The Grandfather sucked the blood of his eldest grandchild, the grandchild came back and sucked his mother’s blood, then she came back and sucked her husband and brother in law’s blood.m. He wanted to leave Zdenka before her brother saw them together; he finally escaped on his horse but stopped by her voice saying “Wait, wait my dear, I love you more than my soul”n. Zdenka jumped on the back of his horse and while seducing him, bit him on the necko. He was attacked by all the vampires that were killed, he turned into one himself but he claimed he isn’t thirsty for blood and prepared to defend his public till his last drop of blood courses from his veinsII. Polidori – Vampyre 7-24a. A nobleman was a leader, handsome, and all the women wanted himi. Lady Mercer threw herself in front of him so he could notice herb. Aubrey, an orphan was handsome, frank, and rich; all the women surrounded himc. Aubrey was taken under the wing of Lord Ruthvend. Aubrey gambled a lot, won little and lost a lote. Aubrey was in Rome and asked for an assignation; he retired, then moved on to Greecef. Aubrey fell in love with Ianthe, but her family believed in vampiresg. Aubrey left on his excursion, but too late at night and it was stormingi. Went into a hut he found and lured to with a woman’s cry, but the person in there grabbed and tried to strangle him…he got out but then he spotted her, a vampireh. Robbers shot Lord Ruthven in the shoulder and he ended up dyingi. Robbers pointed to wear they laid his body near a rock but when Aubrey and them went, the body was gonej. At the end, Aubrey’s sister turned into a vampire from Lord Ruthven, and Aubrey diedIII. Greene – “Stir Up the Transgressive and the Taboo”a. Ladies went crazy over Byronb. Byron had a poem where his hero was also its villainc. He like Lady Caroline and became loversd. Byron had a secret he confessed to her, which was his homosexual affairs during his travelse. Byron went to visit his friend James Websteri. Webster had a beautiful wife Lady Francesii. Byron was a seducer, and stayed up reading poetry and kissing Lady Francesf. Bryron’s half sister Augusta came to visit, getting away from her husbandi. Byron thought of his relationship with Augusta as a sinii. Augusta was pregnant with his child; women shunned himg. Byron met Caroline’s cousin, Annabella…they became friends and he then proposed to heri. Once they got married, he told her “you have married a devil”…marriage only lasted a few yearsh. He left England and traveled through Italy…all the Italian women still fell in love with him, allowing his seductive powers to ruin their entire lifei. Keys to Seductioni. A part of us wants to go beyond that limit, to explore what is forbiddenii. We want to explore the shadow side of our livesiii. The moment people feel that something is prohibited, a part of them will want itiv. Rudolph was abusive to his wifev. In the Tristan and Isolde legend, has the idea that without obstacles, without a feeling of transgression, love is weak and flavorlessj. Symbol: The forest – the chance to explore the alluring darkness that’sprohibited but impossible to resist…once inside, they want to go father and fartherk. Reversal – In seduction, there is absolutely no power in respecting boundaries and limitsIV. The Giaour – By Lord Byrona. Poem – No


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