But what does Dracula really represent? In the novel " Dracula" by Bram Stoker, Dracula represents the main fear of the rest of the additional sums me of the characters and the trauma of Jonathan Harker In this novel from Bram Stoker's Dracula is the main point of the story simply because he is the evil vampire trying to take the lives of innoc... ... middle of paper ... ...ecome a very important role. As we continued reading because the life of Mina Harker was threatened by the count. Also as we learn by reading the novel, we all. Can see that Dracula represents blood because blood is the life and Dracula lives off about blood Bram Stoker gives us the impression of fear coming from Count Dracula but we know that when he was alive he was a very caring man.
On the other hand, Dracula came back to haunt the living people to escape from morality. The monsters were very different from each other. Victor Frankenstein film and Dracula have many common highlights, but their personification of evil is different. Count Dracula had many supernatural powers, which he used to control the... ... middle of paper ... ...s differ in the way they came into existence and how they carried out their activities. In Dracula, the monsters had supernatural powers, which they used to take over the environment, and cause deaths.
Van Helsing also plays a main role as the slayer of Dracula. Chapter 1, like a lot of the other chapters is written in journal style. This journal is of the main ... ... middle of paper ... ...safe and also the plan to kill Dracula. There is more than one convention but still it will not excite the reader as much as the other chapters. Bram Stoker has created such an effective piece of Gothic Writing as the reader can feel how it would be if they were in the same predicament as some of the characters such as Mina and Jonathan.
Coppola realized the complexity of Dracula's character and hoped to combine all of the irresistible qualities that have made him legendary. Coppola however, became too attached to the loving seductive nature of Dracula and neglected the monster's horror. Stoker's original novel centers on the fear Dracula creates and the omnipotent nature of his existence. Dracula only directly appears in the novel a few places. The majority of his existence occurs on a sub textual level, which starkly contrasts the most recent film version.
Differences Between Dracula and Twilight The similarities between the two novels are namely Gothic imagery and theme, but the Gothic mood predominates in Dracula over Twilight and it is this difference that makes Twilight not belong in the vampire canon. Horror is the element that Dracula possesses that Edward does not, and it is crucial in the interplay between transgression and limit. So what makes Dracula monstrous and Edward not? Broadly, Dracula is distancing himself from human form while Edward progresses toward human form. Dracula is “un-dead”, once human before his vampire state and clearly separate from human form, establishing his frightening allure.
Dracula is the nightmare many have and fail to forget. A creature that sucks blood, with the persona to match. Steel vise, the infamous cape, the complete Gothic black attire, he is a creature of mystery, fear, and confusion. "He was very pale, and his eyes seemed bulging out as, half in terror and half in amazement, he gazed at a tall, thin man, with a beaky nose and black moustache and pointed beard..." (Stoker 274) Author Bram Stoker’s character Dracula is examined to portray a direct representation of the constant human weaknesses and flaws present throughout the novel, whether it be fear of man itself, or the constant misunderstanding that no one person rules the entire world. People hide these fears behind artificial masks, and feel they are powerful over one another.
Next is the chapter where Jonathan Harker openly questions the group’s interpretations of the unsettling events that occur from meeting Dracula, and the sanity of the whole. Several characters could be considered emotionally unstable. Senf suggests that Stoker made the central normal characters hunting Dracula ill-equipped to judge the extraordinary events with which they were faced. The central characters were made two dimensional and had no distinguishing characteristics other then the... ... middle of paper ... ...evil and good, as Dracula and the narrators rather than the obvious differences. She points out that Stoker had created unreliable narrators to tell a tale, perhaps if he had done it all from the first perspective of Dracula the similarities would stand out more then the differences.
It can now be argued that in most books villains and monsters don’t get the chance to express themselves, however as I pointed out above Lucy becomes silent the moment she turns into a vampire. The question rising from this would be if Lucy could also be considered a monster. However this would be off topic and... ... middle of paper ... ...monster by him and by others. In the paragraph above I wrote that Dracula warns the reader about being narrow minded. For me at least it appears like that.
These two characters of Dracula and Renfield both have a lot of these traits that degenerates consist of. Dracula most definitely contains degenerate characteristics throughout the novel. He has a lack of compassion for people’s well being, and has signs of selfishness. Vampires fit under the degenerate theme very well. How he became a vampire we are not sure, although Van Helsing calls him King-Vampire, because of his consistency and power driven obsessions towards his cravings.
He gets created in an old haunted house looking castle with a crazy scientist while it’s lighting and storming outside. It’s one of the most famous gothic stories and inspired directors to make several movies over it. The movies are not like the novel but have the same gothic feel to it. They are changed in some ways but sticks to the book for the most part. “Like many movie versions of novels, Frankenstein featuring the actor Boris Karloff altered the story” (Hermansson).