The Vampire Diaries: Fitting in a World of Myths

Hot men and women acting as blood sucking monsters with strong fighting capabilities – no wonder it has become one of the biggest shows in television.

The television show “The Vampire Diaries” has attracted a lot of viewers with this power one-two punch. However, this does not meant that they do not have a good story plot. In fact, it may be one of the best there is in the television right now.


Again, this is also one of those cases where shows and movies are being based on literary masterpieces turned into a show. Hollywood has been on that trend recently, and to no one’s surprise, it has been a successful change of course.

The novel from which this television show was based from was written by L.J. Smith.

The story, in general, is a peek into the world that a 17 year old girl named Elena Gilbert has written in her diary. In that sense, it is safe to say that she is the main protagonist of the story.

Elena Gilbert lived a tragic life as she was left without any parents. They died while she was still young. As a result, she had to live with her uncle and aunt.

She was also with her cousin turned brother, Jeremy Gilbert. However, everything in her life changed when she met Stefan Salvatore when she started going back to school.



It was a difficult fit in for her at the beginning. Almost every life of a student is like that; however, her situation was different as she lost her parents early. Stefan might have been her saving grace at the moment, and they start dating. As they progressed, she met his brother, Damon Salvatore, who later on developed feelings for her as well.

What she learned later on may have come as a shock. After some research, she found out that both lived in 1953. Digging into this issue, she was informed that the brothers were both 162 year old vampires. If it was some other person, believing and understanding might have been difficult, but she was okay with it. Their relationship continued and did not have any problems in its early stages.


Progressing further, she also found out that there was a girl name Katherine Pierce, the woman that made the brothers fight in the past. It was evident from that point that this was also a possibility in this current state, considering that Damon also developed feelings for her.


The progressed and she learned that she was a Petrova doppelganger – a person who looks alike someone else.

In order to fit into their world, Elena had to sacrifice a lot, which may have included her life in general. There were even surprising twists in the life that she knew of. In addition, some interesting changes happened along the way.

The Vampire Diaries is an interesting television show to watch. It will keep you glued to your seat. Season after season will make you want to keep on guessing what will happen to Elena’s life and what of her relationship with the brothers. Watch it if you want to find out.