Genre: Folklore, feminism, vampires
As I progress in my Spanish studies, I've churned out an increasing number of actually readable works, some of them I'm really proud of. I'd never suggest you read one of my Spanish 1 Self-Introduction Essays but now that I'm finally writing on interesting subjects, I'll start suggesting some of the more interesting pieces I've written. La vampira: el folclor del vampiro y la mujer is a short comparative essay that takes a look at the various vampire folklore of Latin America, and how this folklore incorporates the femme fatale in order to add to the mystique of the vampire.
La vampira is an essay. So while those interested in supernatural/vampire folklore should find it interesting, people who prefer narrative plots will likely not. Readers should also take into consideration that, although La vampira has been edited by myself and my peers, it is still not written by a fluent Spanish speaker and therefore may include errors. If you catch one, please send me an email and I'll make a correction.
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Because La vampira is written by a non-native Spanish speaker, the phrasing and structure of the sentences will be more familiar to native English speakers, and therefore relatively easy to decode. However, the essay does include its fair share of intermediate to advanced vocabulary, making it rank at an ★★★✩✩ Intermediate level.
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