To look at this bunch, it all depends on whether you are Agatha Christie, Van Helsing, a Paranoid Westerner, James Bond, a Socialist, or Little Red Riding Hood.
But once you take on a particular viewpoint all the others become irrelevant. James Bond isn’t going to worry about a wolf; Agatha Christie would never say that the Vampire did it; the Socialist will probably see the Butler as an example of the oppressive class structure we ought to be tearing down, rather than the murderer of 1920s detective novels.
Admittedly Van Helsing might be eyeing up the Wolf as another supernatural being, but would most likely view the Muslim as a knowledgeable Mystic from the East instead of the potential terrorist of the Paranoid Westerner.
The story we are in, or the Narrative we occupy at any one time (and we are constantly moving between many different ones), dictates how we view, filter and interact with the world around us – who we see as allies, enemies or just an irrelevance. The Narratives also shape our own roles – whether we see ourselves as the hero, sidekick, the misunderstood outsider, or in any one of a number of other positions.
But these Narratives in which we exist; these Narratives that fundamentally manipulate our experience of the world - were they created by us, for our benefit, or were they created by other people with other agendas?
Who is writing yours?