Anne Rice Writing Styles in Interview with the Vampire

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This is the story as told by Louis de Pointe du Lac, a two-hundred-year-old vampire. These events are seen through his eyes. While for many years he is a passionate individual, desperately seeking answers to his great questions, his progression to becoming fully detached as an immortal is discernable.

When he begins his story, he sounds like any other man who might have lived at the end of the eighteenth century. There is nothing unnatural about his tale or concerns. The only distinguishing sentiment that alerts the reader that may be different is the hint of sadness in his voice. Over the course of the interview, as he details his life as a vampire with Lestat and then with Claudia, he begins to sound further detached from mortal men. Still, there are experiences he has that bring about passion within him. This mostly occurs when Lestat...

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