Bram Stoker report

narrative Essay
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2191 words

Bram Stoker report Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 8th, 1847. His father was a civil servant in Dublin Castle, and his mother, Charlotte, was a women’s lib advocate. They had seven children in nine years; the third of which was Bram. The first seven years of his life he was bedridden with an undiagnosed disease which may have been anything from rheumatic fever, asthma or a form of nonparalytic polio. During these first years of his life as he laid in his bed he listened to stories his mother told him of the cholera epidemic of 1832; people buried alive, and entire families dying in a matter of days. At the age of 12 Bram left his home to attend school at Dublin’s Rutland Square under Reverend William Wood. During these years he made up for his childhood sickness by becoming involved in athletics and became an endurance walker. Following his older brothers lead in 1863, at the age of 17, he entered Trinity College in Dublin. Only ten years after he took his first steps he was now six foot two and 175 pounds. He joined several clubs and groups; he became president of the Philosophical Society, auditor of the Historical Society, he played soccer, was unbeatable in his walking marathons, and after two years he became the athletics champion of Trinity. In 1866 Bram took a one year leave of absence from Trinity to work as a clerk in the Registrar of Petty Sessions at Dublin Castle. Later in the year he saw the play The Rivals playing the lead, Captain Absolute, was the British actor Henry Irving, a person who would play a major role in Bram’s life. He was so impressed by Irving’s performance he wrote: “What I saw, to my amazement and delight , was a patrician figure as real as the person of one’s dreams, and endowed with the same poetic grace. A young soldier, handsome, distinguished, self-dependent; compact of grace and slumberous energy. A man of quality who stood out from his surroundings on the stage as a being of another social world. A figure full of dash and fine irony, and whose ridicule seemed to bite; buoyant with the joy of life; self-conscious; an offensive egoist envy in his love-making; of supreme and unsurpassable insolence, veiled and shrouded in his fine quality of manner.” He returned to Trinity after his absence and graduated in 1871 with a degree in science, he then stayed on... ... middle of paper ... ...ns. In the last year of his life Stoker suffered from a number of illnesses from: Bright’s Disease (a painful kidney disease), gout, syphilis, and exhaustion. On April 15th, 1912 Florence Stoker rushed to her husbands bedroom to tell him that the luxury liner Titanic had sunk the night before. Five days later April 20th, the day the investigation into the Titanic disaster began, Bram Stoker died at the age of 64. His death certificate listed three causes of death: Locomotor Ataxy (tertiary syphilis), Granular Contracted Kidney (Bright’s Disease), and exhaustion. The story of Dracula has been played out many times over in Hollywood with the most famous being; Nosferatu (1928), Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi, Count Dracula (1971) starring Christopher Lee, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) starring Gary Oldman. It was first a Broadway stage play in the late 1920’s. It’s leading actor, Bela Lugosi, would go on to play the original Dracula and play the part in over 80 other horror movies. Dracula still remains the one work Bram Stoker is remembered for and today, over 100 years after it was published, it remains one of the most popular books of all time.

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how the polio patient listened to stories during his first years of life.
  • Narrates how bram left his home at the age of 12 to attend school at dublin's rutland.
  • Narrates how he took his first steps at trinity college in dublin and was now ten years later.
  • Narrates how he earned his masters degree in pure mathematics.
  • Narrates how stoker's address was a trinity college address, and the second was an address.
  • Opines that they were a hit and ran for 100 nights, at the end of the first season.
  • Narrates how they spent the day working with irving and took the ferry back to the lyceum.
  • Narrates how the man kept his head above water until a boat came. he died later.
  • Narrates how an orphan girl tries to warn the people of her town of an imminent danger.
  • Narrates how the lyceum began touring every year until 1887.
  • Explains that trinity led the way and each year they still did a sold out tour of america.
  • Narrates how august stoker, looking for a quiet place to write, walked around the city.
  • Explains that he had been five years earlier to do research for the play macbeth.
  • Explains that stoker scrapped his original language, which means son of the devil, or dragon.
  • Explains that stoker suffered from a number of illnesses in the last year of his life.
  • Explains that the luxury liner titanic had sunk the night before. five days later, on april 20th, the ship was refueled.
  • Opines that today, over 100 years after it was published, it remains one of the most popular novels of all time.
  • Narrates how their mother, charlotte, was a women's lib advocate and had seven children in nine years. the third was bram.
  • Narrates how bram took a one-year leave of absence from trinity to work in the registrar of petty sessions at dublin castle. he later saw the play the rivals playing the lead, captain absolute, played by irving.
  • Explains that bram wrote short stories on the side, the london society published his short story the crystal cup, and the chain of destiny was his first horror story. he quit the evening mail to take a job as drama critic at the dublin mail.
  • Explains that irving read this the next morning and asked the manager of the theater to introduce him to bram. they met that night for dinner at the shelbourne hotel.
  • Explains that in 1878, he was promoted to inspector of petty sessions, received a pay raise, but this also required him to travel for weeks, and resigned his job as drama critic of the dublin mail.
  • Narrates how dracula was inspired by slains castle, which he used as his inspiration for the castle in his book. the ending of the book was changed, perhaps to leave it open for a sequel.
  • Analyzes how the castle and the rock and even the hill on which it stood seemed to rise into the air and scatter in fragments.
  • Opines that even though the volcano burst had satisfied the need of nature, the castle and the structure of the hill had sunk again into the void.
  • Explains that mary shelley wrote a ghost story at the villa diodati in 1816.
  • Narrates how stoker stumbled to the floor of the midland hotel, lost consciousness, and died. one year later, he published his novel personal.
  • Narrates how he began work on his last novel, the lair of the white worm, on march 3rd, 1911.
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