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  1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor By: Lamar Butler

  2. Nice to Eat With You: Acts of Communion • Holy Communion within a religion. • The Body • The Blood • The sense of unity

  3. Nice to Eat With You: Acts of Communion • “Sometimes a meal is just a meal” …. (Foster 7)

  4. Nice to Eat With You: Acts of Communion • But, when a meal is shared it is communion. • Act of peace • Will usually only be done with people you consider friends

  5. Nice to Eat With You: Acts of Communion • In literature… • Demonstrates the relationship of characters • Sexual • Animosity • Respect • Tension • What if it fails? • Bad sign

  6. Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires • “Not all eating that happens in literature is friendly.” (Foster 15)

  7. Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires • Vampires in literature…. • Dracula • Twilight • Other things that go “bump” in the night.. • Ghost • Werewolves • Zombies • doppelgängers

  8. Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires • Below the surface.. • The darkness within humans • Selfishness • Exploitation • Disrespect of human body • A deep hunger… • Warnings

  9. Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires • Even within the text the meaning is still totally based on you…. The Reader

  10. Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires • Things won’t always appear as what we may expect • “Daisy Miller”(1878) • Women in Love (1920)

  11. Works Cited • Foster, Thomas C.. How to Read Literature Like a Professor. New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 2003. Print