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Characters In Society In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Vampires have been a pop culture icon for many years being displayed in shows and books such as Vampire Diaries or Twilight. The common theme in these books/movies is the romance between a vampire and a human. Before all of this came to be thought vampires were viewed as more sinister characters who would feed on humans and terrorize towns. In mythology, vampires have been seen as only evil people who kill and hunt to their heart's content, but in more modern society they have been viewed as romantic, attractive characters that everyone would want as their partners. This view point of vampires has changed people's opinions a lot since the time Dracula was written. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, he used the older views on vampires to display moral …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that vampires have been a pop culture icon since the time of dracula.
  • Analyzes how dracula is not portrayed as evil or good, and it is up to interpretation of the one character he comes in contact with.
  • Analyzes how dracula is viewed as an outcast because he does things differently than the other men in the novel. morally ambiguous is said to be a character whose behavior discourages the reader from identifying them as purely evil.
  • Analyzes how dracula kills and turns people in good intentions, but he also commits inexcusable things with in the novel.
  • Analyzes how dracula uses people to his advantage, but this is not necessarily a bad thing, since most people in society today use people for their own gains.
  • Analyzes how dracula's actions can come across as sinister, but with more information it seems his motives could also be honorable.
  • Analyzes how dracula is morally ambiguous and develops a good and bad side depending on the person he is with.

Whether or not this society helps people or demoralizes them is up for interpretation. Dracula is viewed as an outcast because he is an alternate character, and he does things differently than the other men in the novel. Morally ambiguous is said to be a character whose behavior discourages the reader from identifying them as purely go to purely evil him and he cannot be viewed as either due to society's rules set on him. It could be argued that Dracula could believe he was doing the right thing by converting Mina and Lucy because they were restricted by Victorian society. Women were supposed to be proper and submissive and Dracula ees this. One of the possible reasonings for him changing one and trying to change the other is to get these two girls out of the light of the society. In Victorian society though people jump to conclusions and anyone who doesn't follow the rules precisely is labeled as evil, but delete the reader can be led to believe that he is just trying to protect himself and choose victims he want to protect as …show more content…

For example the letters of Mina, and the journals of van Helsing and Jonathan Harker. None of the information about Dracula is factual because it is opinions from other characters in the story. The reader is left to decide for themselves. Although it is obvious that direct Dracula kills and turns people in good intentions, he also commits inexcusable things with in the novel. He turns Lucy into the Un-dead and transform her into a bloody killer. Lucy had a good life with a man she loved but when Dracula changed her it changed everything. Lucy's death was a tragedy and throughout the letters the reader can gather it was a painful event at all. “ Entrance she died, and entrance she is undead, too… There is no malign there, see, and so it make it hard that I was kill her in her sleep, "(220) Along with killing Lucy, Dracula also kills a solicitor in the novel. Even though the solicitor does not have a large role it is still The act of killing that can give Dracula the representation of being evil. Within killing Lucy on Dracula's itinerary he also wanted to convert Mina although she was happy with her life. She had a lovely husband and had come into money. She's happy with him and with her life, but Dracula took that away and changed her into the kind of creature he is. The reader can infer that he does this because he doesn't want to be lonely, but still it is a horrible actor

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