Choose one of the following topics and write an essay, making use of the material covered in thisclass. You are neither required nor encouraged to use sources beyond the assignedreadings. Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, and 3-4 pages or 1100 to 1500 words.
Choose one of the following topics and write an essay, making use of the material covered in thisclass. You are neither required nor encouraged to use sources beyond the assignedreadings. Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, and 3-4 pages or 1100 to 1500 words.Please include a word count and provide a bibliography and proper citations (including pagereferences or line numbers, when appropriate).You may use either the MLA or Chicago styles of citations, as long as you are consistent. Youmust cite all web, print, and other sources that you consult. Please review the University’s policyon plagiarism and act accordingly. Ignorance will not be considered an excuse for violations.1. Paul Barber has argued that vampire folklore was “in large part an elaborate folk hypothesisdesigned to account for seemingly inexplicable events associated with death and decomposition.”Would Calmet agree with this claim? Why or why not?2. How does Calmet’s analysis of the vampire reports reflect his theological commitments?3. Discuss and compare the connections between Christianity and vampirism in at least two of:Ossenfelder’s The Vampire, Bürger’s Lenora, and Goethe’s The Bride of Corinth.4. Discuss and compare the significance of mothers and maternal figures in at least two of:Bürger’s Lenora, Goethe’s The Bride of Corinth, and Coleridge’s Christabel.5. Discuss same-sex attraction in at least two of: Coleridge’s Christabel, Byron’s “Fragment ofa Novel”, and Polidori’s “The Vampyre”.6. Polidori admitted that “The Vampyre” was based on Byron’s story (as it appears in “Fragmentof a Novel”), but that “the telling of it was his own invention”. Is this a fair characterization ofPolidori’s story? What changes does Polidori make to Byron’s tale? What is the significance ofthese changes?6. “Lord Ruthven whispered in his ear – ‘Remember your oath, and know, if not my bride to day,your sister is dishonoured. Women are frail!’” (“The Vampyre”, 23). Discuss.7. “Alas! She spoke truly indeed. I have regretted her more than once, and I regret her still. Mysoul’s peace has been very dearly bought. The love of God was not too much to replace such alove as hers.” Is the ending of Gautier’s story a condemnation of Clarimonde? Why or why not?Why is this significant?