Interview with the Vampire - Louis, Lestat and Armand, Romantic Relationships? Showing of 16
Fanpop original article: A mini review on Louis and Lestat's relationship. Armand, and all of these have a strong will, and gave Louis instruction and a purpose. So, anyway, I couldn't help but notice the (beautifully written) way Anne Rice describes Lestat and Louis' relationship. It's so sensual? The way Louis looks at . Now, it strikes me that its the tale of Louis fleeing one abusive relationship In the book, I recall Louis and Lestat sharing a coffin (and how transgressive and and getting her way, Santiago's is reading minds (mostly for the purpose of doing .
We all know that they are beyond the physical. They are not two men in love. Vampire fall in love with the souls, not with the bodies of other vampires. Lestat is the physically stronger and more powerful one of them. I think we can agree on that, especially now after his joining with Amel. Yet Lestat also has a tendency to push problems and pain away, laugh about them and simply distract himself until nothing hurts anymore. Louis always went straight into the pain.
He embraced it much like a martyr. So in fact it is Louis who has the stronger soul, stronger mind.
Louis is the roots from which Lestat can blossom, can fly. They are so much more than lovers. Prodded by Gabrielle, he eventually leaves Auvergne with friend and lover Nicolas and heads for Parisintending to become an actor. During performances, he attracts the attention of an ancient vampire named Magnuswho later abducts him and transforms him into a vampire against his will.
Immediately after turning Lestat, Magnus commits suicideleaving Lestat to fend for himself without any kind of guidance. Lestat finds himself heir to a nearly inexhaustible wealth, and begins an adventure that leads him all around the world. Relationships with other characters[ edit ] Despite his charisma, Lestat is portrayed as a lonesome individual. In his childhood, the only member of his family who he had any connection with was his mother, Gabrielle.
She is the only member of the family who could read, and she often immersed herself in novels, neglecting the mundane life around her. Lestat both admires and hates her for this, yet he is the only person of her family she can confide in; they develop a silent but strong bond. For this very reason Lestat makes a dying Gabrielle his first vampire companion when she comes to Paris in search of her son, wishing to see him before she succumbs to consumption.
Lestat also makes his friend and lover, Nicolas de Lenfenta vampire. They find work at a small theatre called "Renaud's". Lestat starts off as a stage hand and then, to his surprise, becomes star of the show when he steps in for another actor. Nicolas is a violinist and performs with the theatre's small orchestra. After Lestat is abducted and made a vampire, he tries to distance himself from his mortal friends and family, but he still provides for them.
He buys Nicolas an apartment and many other luxuries, such as a Stradivarius violin, with his newly acquired "coin of the realm". Nicolas is suspicious, and insists that Lestat was in fact abducted from their room at night, calling out to Nicolas. Lestat gives in to the love he feels for Nicolas and makes him a vampire as well after saving him from the self-proclaimed Children of Darkness, a coven of vampires led by Armand. But Nicolas rejects Lestat and sinks into insanity. Lestat collapses Armand's coven, buys Renaud's old theatre, and gives it to Nicolas and Eleni, one of Armand's former acolytes.
Unhappy with life as a vampire, Nicolas immolates himself in a bonfire, leaving Lestat scarred with his insanity and death. Another fledgling and long-term companion is Louis de Pointe du Laca young Creole from New Orleanswhom Lestat turns into a vampire in For almost a century, Lestat and Louis live, travel, and kill together. Though Louis claims that Lestat made him into a vampire because Lestat merely wanted his fortune, Lestat refutes these claims in the following novel.
Lestat and Louis "adopt" a dying orphan named Claudia in Lestat turns her into a vampire in order to tie Louis to him. While Lestat spoils Claudia and tries to teach her how to behave like a vampire, she largely ignores him and reserves her love for Louis.
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Inafter 65 years of living together, Claudia rebels and tries to kill Lestat by giving him two dead boys poisoned with absinthe and laudanumthen cutting his throat and stabbing him in the chest.
With Louis's help, she dumps him in a swamp near the Mississippi River. After Lestat comes back and assaults them with the help of a young composer he has transformed into a vampire, Louis flees with Claudia.
In desperation, they burn down their French Quarter house while Lestat is still inside. Louis and Claudia flee to Europe. Claudia dies from sun exposure while Louis is held captive by Armand and his followers. Armand leaves with Louis, finally feeling that he has had his revenge on Lestat for ruining his coven.
There, he reveals to Louis that the child will die if they do not turn her into a vampire. Reluctantly, Louis allows Lestat to change the five-year- old girl into a vampire.
Together, they adopt her as their mutual fledgling Louis having drained her blood, Lestat having given her his own and they name her Claudia.
Oh, shut up, Louis!
As a daughter to both Lestat and Louis, Claudia learns from them how to hunt for victims. Through their tutelage, she becomes one of the fiercest blood drinkers. As she matures mentally throughout the next sixty- five years, living together with Lestat and Louis in the same townhouse, she begins to realize that human girls mature into women, but, as an inhuman vampire, that natural ability is beyond her. She will remain trapped in the body of a little girl forever.
Claudia becomes increasingly angry because of her inability to grow up. When Louis reveals to her how she was turned into an immortal, she is outraged at both her makers, but she loves Louis too much to feel vengeful towards him for long, so she directs all her antipathy towards Lestat.
She and he argue often, until one night she develops a cunning trap to kill him by overdosing two young boys on absinthe and laudanum, which makes them appear passed out and their blood warm; then she presents them to Lestat as a peace offering. Unwittingly, Lestat drinks their dead blood, which weakens him so much that Claudia is able to cut his throat with a knife, right before she plunges the knife into his heart. Unaware that he is still alive, soliciting the assistance of Antoine, his soon-to-be fledgling, Claudia and Louis make preparations to leave New Orleans on a boat for Europe, in search of other vampires as well as answers to the purpose of their immortal existence.Lullaby Louis/Lestat