In the novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker There are many characters but there is only one specific character that stands out from the rest and that character is count Dracula, while the rest of the characters are good. Dracula is an evil person. Dracula kills for a living in order to survive but he is also the main point of the novel he is probably the most important character in the novel. But how can you tell Dracula is the most important character in the novel? Well, simply because Bram Stoker chose to include Dracula's name as his title of his novel meaning that Dracula is indeed the main point of the novel, making him stand out more than everybody else in the novel.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a classic example of Gothic writing. Gothic writing was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the early centuries, Gothic writing would frighten the audience and it was also used as a style of architecture. Dracula, which was first published in 1897, would definitely cause a shock as there was a supernatural being, roaming around sucking people’s blood by the neck. Gothic literature usually includes vampires, monsters or some type of ancient mystical creature.
Each monster has its influences that caused its inception. Vampires were born of Byron’s lifestyle, sexuality, and opium use. “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is a piece of writing about the duality of good and evil within humanity. Despite their differing influences, these books, written seventy years apart, inspire some of the same emotions in readers. What is it about the nineteenth century that caused a craving for the horrific and scary?
Dracula is a famous figure, a tale that has been told for hundreds of years. Countless generations have heard about this dreadful and mysterious vampire; however, with so many versions of his story, I believe we have come to the point where we don’t actually know why the most called “first vampire” was created to begin with. What if the legend of this vampire was created as a way to make people fear the new? Dracula is different from what was considered normal back to the nineteenth century, which makes the audience imagine if the whole story was meant to teach other people that they should fear and hate those who they do not yet understand or comprehend. People create all sort of stories and fairytales just so they can find an excuse to act the way they act towards someone who is somehow different from them.
Dracula is about Count Dracula meeting this human Jonathan Harker for business and Jonathan along with his friends learn that Count Dracula is a vampire. In the end Count Dracula is killed before he can reach the safety of Transylvania. Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula is the pinnacle of all modern concepts of vampires; however, the modern concepts of vampires are superior because of the traits of the vampire characters, the central idea of the storylines, and the historical context from which the vampires are based. Every vampire has some sort of unique ability, which makes him or her stand out to other vampires and shows superior characteristics compared to Dracula. Bram Stoker created the basis for all vampires to come.
The way writing styles have shifted has left the characteristics of an vampire open to change, comparing the Victorian and gothic style writing into today's writing. Overall Dracula has been a massive inspiration to how we see vampires today with the pale skin, dark hair, red lips and drinking blood. Dracula brought the concept of a vampire to life through the definition in his writing style and details in the description of an vampire. There were several living and written inspirations for his vampires in the story. Although todays vampire may have changed into a more human and less dangerous idea the same basis on what we think of vampires today is all originated from
Vampires in Literature Vampire literature has changed drastically over the centuries. The old vampire is a blood- thirsty, emotionless monster; this is seen, for example, in the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. The new vampire, the sympathetic vampire, is more open-ended. The new vampire does not represent evil or the devil, but what is suppressed in modern society. The supporters of the old vampire want Dracula to be a monster.
It underwent numero... ... middle of paper ... ...tinue to live on to this day. He based Count Dracula on two historical people – Vlad Tepes and Elisabeth Bathory. Using mainly these two characters, Stoker created a book on which it would be the founder of vampire books. Without the existence of Bram Stoker, vampires might not have been as popular as they are today. For instance, in today’s world, vampire books such as Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and Vampire Academy have become world famous through vampirism.
The Gothic style is based on the idea of power, it can quite often also be explicit due to the idea of sexual power . The power in Dracula is shown when Jonathan’s “eyes would not open” due to the presence of the female vampires, they had so much power that they cause his eyes not to open. The gothic style is shown in Dracula with the “dark castle” castles are a common motif in gothic literature as they allow the reader’s imagination to run wild, they also create an in allusion of mystery and a sense of the unknown. Stoker also talks about the “frowning walls” this use of personification makes the walls seem more alive and more human, unlike the monster that lives inside. Likewise, in Interview with the Vampire, there is a section of the book where the vampires go to Europe, and one of the first things Louis comments on is that “the Mediterranean was black,” he was expecting blue and colour but is met with black, this shows that even the water is a part of the gothic narrative, however this chapter does take place at night so that could be the
The two Gothic novels, Dracula and Frankenstein, introduced two of the most terrifying characters throughout all of literature. Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, and Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, both present elements of terror and create a tense mood and a frightening picture. In both of these novels the other characters are not able to see these evil creatures actions. Although both of these novels depict truly evil minds, Dracula is far more terrifying than Frankenstein due in part to its bloodthirsty vampires, mysterious deaths, and dark gothic tone. Dracula is indeed the more bone-chilling story of the two.