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Dracula as a Foretelling of WWI
We have long been fascinated with the connection between monsters and our underlying fears. Jerome Cohen's 1996 book Monster Theory looks at horror stories as a sort of Rorschach test for the culture as a whole. If we look carefully, we can see in them our fears and anxieties about ourselves. According to this theory, each monster is specific to a particular time: The Invasion of the Body Snatchers grew out of the 1950's fear of Communism, for example, and the recent spate of virus-drivendoi:10.17613/qmmj-7181 fatcat:2mlxqh56tvdqvecn3g6xlejdhe