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The novella Carmilla, written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, presents a female vampire who begins a peculiar relationship with her victim: instead of treating the young Laura just as prey, Carmilla tries to befriend her. For the female vampire, sucking blood is not enough; she must enter her victim’s private life, becoming a part of it. However, that intimacy, homosexual in its nature, is considered the most egregious crime by the male figures of the narrative, who do not hesitate to violently reject the vampire’s behavior, fighting to maintain their hold on the feminine.
The plot of the gothic [...]