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The Tale of the Body Thief Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Lestat de Lioncourt or The Vampire Lestat

Lestat de Lioncourt is the name the Vampire Lestat was given in his mortal life. Lestat, the narrator of this novel, has been a vampire for more than two hundred years when this novel begins. Lestat has grown unhappy with his existence as a vampire, filled with guilt over the murders of innocence he must commit in order to receive the blood he needs to survive. Lestat tries to only kill those who deserve it. Recently Lestat has been targeting serial killers. However, Lestat has grown depressed due to the memories taking these people blood infuses him with and he craves the memories of more innocent people. For this reason, he slips at the beginning of the novel and kills an innocent old woman he was attempting to save from a serial killer. Lestat is so overcome with this guilt that he...

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