Eve Sedgwick paranoid Gothic is described as homosexual anxiety which infuses power through a fear of being discovered. This is a central theme in Polidori's The Vampyre. Polidori's novel revolves around the travels and interactions between two men. Furthermore, they share an oath; an aspect that is apparent in Sedgwick's paranoid Gothic. "This oath - to preserve Ruthven's honor by concealing his predatory life and apparent death - has absolute binding power..." This oath has power because it is a concealing factor for not only Ruthven's life and death, but his homosexual transgressions as well. It is a shared promise between two men to keep their bond secretive. It is also interesting to note that these factors of paranoid Gothic are mimicked in Palidori's real life. He, like Ruthven, has a male travelling partner with a shared oath to uphold their, although rocky, friendship.
I also found the notion of the moon interesting. This was not a crucial aspect to Palidori's vampyre. He even goes as far as to disregard the commonality that vampires cannot be exposed to the sun. This evolution to the vampire character can be attributed to Planche. Night is often thought of as a nonhuman realm. It is fitting that a not fully human entity, a vampire, would fit best in a nonhuman realm.