Love and death gohand in hand based on the fact that love to some extent creates life.On the other hand death separates lovers and thus destroys love. Ifone loves then, it implies that he or she lives. “Lovers live anddie in love” (Dye 16). The loneliness that is experienced by peopleis reduced by love based on the fact that one cannot be lonely if sheor he has a lover. Human beings create good relationship if they arein love. Supernatural powers may be used to attract lovers togetherthough if it is based on the religious way there is nothing like thatthat exists. The paper will analyze whether Goethe uses the figure ofthe vampire to criticize Christianity.

Goethe use thefigure of the vampire to criticize Christianity. For instance, hebelieves in demons and supernatural powers. “What does the demonwant? If he loves the boy, how can he destroy him” (Dye 141). Thisindicates he believes in supernatural powers since in his work he hasnot talked about God how he can intervene and the boy be healed. Inthe book, Goethe has written about the intrusion of the supernatural.For instance, in the case of the boy who has died in his father armshe states that “he will rise to claim another victim, perhaps asone of the living dead, a vampire” (Dye 142). It indicates that hedoes not believe in Christianity and thus criticize it to an extentof stating that people who die will rise to be vampires (Lassiter20). In the biblical point of view when one dies he or sheresurrects, and if one was a sinner, he or she goes to hell while theone who believes in God goes to heaven. There is reincarnation inChristianity, and this is the reason Goethe criticizes Christianity(Weyn 30).

In his work Goetheargues that lovers share gifts that act as a strong bond betweenthem. Due to supernatural powers the gift may have conflicting issueswith other religion. This implies that he does not believe inChristianity since if partners vows and share wedding rings it willact as the symbol of love though it will not conflict with otherreligion (Twomey 13). He argues that Rome and Juliet created a gapsince they had rival religions that created hostility. Christiansbelieves that when one falls in love with another and vow to live andnever be separated nothing like supernatural powers can destroy it.When Goethe indicates that Christianity is inhospitable to thenatural human implies that he criticizes Christianity. Christianityis love, peace, and harmony according the Corinthians, and thus it ishospitable to all humans (Dolnick, 21).


Human beings believein the salvation and if one is a sinner’s one can repent. If onesin is forgiven then, one will ascend to heaven. Christians do notbelieve in supernatural powers rather they believe in God the creator(Ewald, 30). Vampires are as a result of reincarnation. They aredeadly creatures that kill human beings, and they pose the danger toall existing creatures that God created. In Christianityperspectives, vampires are just myths, and they do not believevampires exist in this world. Christians believe in salvation, andthey do not like to be associated with supernatural powers. Otherreligions do not believe in vampires and other alien creatures.

Works cited

Dolnick, B. Simple Spells for Hearth and Home: Ancient Practicesfor Creating Harmony, Peace, and Abundance. New York: Harmony,2000. Print.

Dye, E. Love and Death in Goethe: One and Double. Hope Avenue,Rochester, NY 14620, USA. 1936. Print.

Ewald, W. In Peace and Harmony: Carver Portraits. Richmond,Va.: Hand Workshop Art Center, 2005. Print.

Lassiter, R. The Supernatural. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth StevensPub., 2006. Print.

Twomey, V. Salvation According to the Fathers of the Church: TheProceedings of the Sixth International Patristic Conference,Maynooth/Belfast, 2005. Dublin: Four Courts, 2010. Print.

Weyn, S. Reincarnation. New York: Scholastic, 2008. Print.



Music Summary

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was born into a household ofmusicians. Earlier in his occupation, Bach composed the bulk of hisorgan works as a church organist such as the Fugue. However, hecomposed the majority of his symphonic or orchestral music later inhis life as a violinist, concertmaster, and music director. AlthoughBach lived and operated within a comparatively small region, he wrotea minimum of one work in every category of music as he held differentpositions that required him to compose music in all key category ofmusic. However, he did not compose any form of opera since he did nothold an opera-related job. Bach had 20 children from his twomarriages some of whom became renowned composers.

A fugue is a symphonic or polyphonic process encompassing aquantified number of voices that exposes a subject, in each voice, ina preliminary overriding affiliation and then advanced by polyphonicmeans. Often, it is easy to identify a fugue as it begins with afundamental theme tune that is copied by all other vocal sounds inprogression. However, each voice generates its own account of thesubject. In this regards, the succeeding vocal sounds pursues thesubject presented in the first voice. According to Bonds, a fugue hasmore to do with texture than with form (125). Fugues were very commonin the Baroque era where most composers regarded them as thetouchstone of their art.

An exposition is the first section of a fugue and exposes the subjectof the work. In this section, the predominant subject or theme isspecified sequentially in each of the integral voices. The initialstatement of the theme is in one voice and as the voice continues asecond statement or the answer enters, transposed to the dominantkey. A subject reappears later within a movement, mostly in entriesbranded as middle entries. However, some passages called episodes donot have the central theme. A counterpoint accompanies the answer inanother voice, and if the same combination remains through the fugue,the polyphonic voice is branded as a countersubject.

Regarded as the ‘King of Instruments’ because of its power, size,and diversity of tone, the organ has four main parts. The first oneis the stops, which are circular knobs for controlling a set ofpipes. The second part is the music stand, where the organist placesthe printed manuscript. The third part is the manuals, composed ofmultiple keyboards connected to the pipes. Lastly, a fugue has apedal board, used when the player wants to produce low tones.

Works Cited

Bonds,Mark Evan. Listen to This.2nded. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2015.Print.