Friday, 4 December 2009

About silver bullet

Noticed: Only people not having the silver bullet says "There is no silver bullet".

1 comment:

  1. In horror fiction, the silver bullet has a very specific purpose - to kill or subdue vampires.

    Monstropedia: Vampires

    As Sam Leith explains, vampires and zombies symbolize middle-class fear of the upper and lower classes respectively.

    In other words, silver bullets kill those born with a silver spoon in their mouths. This is the magical principle of similars - as in the belief that rabies is cured by the hair of the dog that bites you (or that the best cure for a hangover is to have another drink).

    In fairy tales or ancient myth, a magical weapon has overpowering force only when used by the right person against the right opponent at the right time.

    The popular notion that a silver bullet provides a general-purpose protection against all possible evils is a modern fallacy based on a misreading of magical lore.