There are over 500 variations on this legend and the one that I`m going to present has strong references to a vampire.
These tales were used in Canada in the 18th century to preach against the social events that became more and more popular in those times.
The general theme is that of the devil that attends dances to seduce young girls but this is in fact the story of a contamination.
During a party held by Sir Latulippe for Mardi Gras the devil-vampire makes his entrance and sets his eyes on the daughter of the host, Rose. Disguised as a nobleman in a black suite, he is invited to join the event. [he needs to be invite in the household and there`s also the hint that the father is fooled by appearances and malefic illusions]
Although the lovely Rose is engaged to a young villager names Gabriel [biblical name] she cannot resist the man in black and when her father tries to put an end to the dance she convinces him to allow it to go on because she enjoyed dancing with the newcomer. [hint to the neglect of the religious teachings]
The Devil subdues her and asks her to seal their future union with a token: a handshake. [allusion to a sexual initiation and to the carnal sin]
Because underneath the gloves he had thorns, Rose felt a powerful sting and pretexting a sudden indisposition she fled to the refuge of her chambers. [suggests a pact sealed by blood]
When asked to leave, the stranger warns the family that the girl is his from the moment she bled for him.
He maintains his claim until Rose “gives herself” to God by entering a convent against her original wish to have a family of her own. [insinuation of a sacrifice for the benefit of the community]
The village is never truly free of the evil influence until the death of Rose, 5 years later.
Note: The legend inspired the first Canadian full length ballet, Rose Latulippe, composed by Harry Freedman and choreographed by Brian MacDonald for the ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET in 1966.
I highlighted some interesting facts using brackets. You can connect them yourselves 😉