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By Kathrin Fäller

degree Thesis from the yr 2010 within the topic English Language and Literature reviews - Literature, grade: 1,3, Martin Luther collage (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, summary: With the expansion in recognition because of sequence like Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles and the motif’s habitual presence in cinematic diversifications of Stoker’s Dracula in addition to quite a few television codecs public curiosity hasn't ever ceased to the current day. because the most vital attribute of the vampire is its being multi-faceted and altering, its capability to be additionally of serious intertextual price might be thereupon thought of. as a result, it may be assumed that Meyer’s tetralogy truly conjures up those cases of intertextuality during the adoption of styles and subject matters that experience already proved efficient in prior literary works. notwithstanding, in Meyer’s paintings those assets are remarkably prolonged and infrequently even altered as she is based to a wide half on her pretexts to inform her narrative and build a postmodern vampire determine.
In order to accomplish a finished research it is vital to include all 4 volumes – Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking sunrise – of the Twilight sequence within the dialogue. Meyer’s only recently released paintings the fast moment lifetime of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella will in basic terms have interaction a marginal a part of the research because it principally concentrates at the subplot of Eclipse, accordingly no longer being quite major for the most occasions of the tale. nevertheless, Meyer’s middle of the night sunlight, even if until eventually the current day a but unfinished and unpublished manuscript, is of significant significance for the next research.
Meyer dwells on a couple of subject matters, buildings, and characters that experience intertextual capability. you may distinguish among pretexts which are it appears marked in Meyer’s paintings and assets that basically endure non-literal intertextual references. Pretexts which are openly marked and are therefore explicitly intertextual within the Twilight sequence are: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, The Midsummer Night’s Dream and The service provider of Venice, Bram Stoker’s Dracula in addition to Jane Austen’s delight and Prejudice,
Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park. a couple of different pretexts are just covertly marked as they aspect again to literary traditions or personality kinds. Pretexts which are implicitly marked are: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Die Braut von Korinth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the traditional Mariner and Christabel, John Keats’ Lamia, Henry Mackenzie’s the guy of Feeling, Lord Byron’s Manfred in addition to Roman Polanski’s motion picture model of Rosemary’s Baby.

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