Sweetblood - Chapter 6. The Sad Truth About Bloodsucking Demons Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6. The Sad Truth About Bloodsucking Demons Summary

"The Sad Truth About Bloodsucking Demons" is the title of the essay Lucy writes. In this essay she discusses her theory about vampires. She believes that real vampires, not the ones that are said to turn into bats and are based on Dracula who was just a sick lunatic, could have been diabetics. She tells the hypothetical story of a teenage girl in the middle ages who is suffering from uncontrolled diabetes. She describes the symptoms of the girl as having pale skin, weight loss, delirium, ravenous hunger, uncontrollable thirst, wetting the bed, comas, smelling sweet, smelling acrid, and receding gums which make her teeth appear longer. She then argues that if a family had experienced a daughter with all of these symptoms they would have jumped to the conclusion that...

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