Dracula by Bram Stoker

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Evil never conquers because good always overcomes it. A good example of this is the book Dracula by Bram Stoker because the author expresses the nature of good vs. evil. Dracula wants to come to London because he wants to turn everyone into vampires. The basic background of the book Dracula is when Jonathan Harker, a realtor who is sent to Transylvania to complete a transaction with Dracula so he can come to England. What Harker does not know is that Dracula has a plan for world domination. Well, while Harker is on a train to Transylvania he enters “the east, a section of Europe whose peoples and customs will be for the most part, strange and unfamiliar” (Dracula, 20). Harker arrives at Bistritz on the eve of St. George’s Day, “a night when evil things in the world have full sway” (Dracula, 21). When Harker first sees this, he is unconcerned about these superstitions. Then he sees something that is very peculiar. An old woman is very afraid of the word “Dracula.” She offers Harker a gift of rosary to protect him of evil spirits. After she gives him the rosary, he starts to feel uncomfortable going to the Borgo pass on the following day. The Borgo pass is very important because this is the place where Dracula’s carriage will await Harker. Well on the next day, a crowd of peasants gather around the carriage mumbling linguist words that seem to have some kind of link to the word vampire. Then the “whole crowd makes the sign of the cross and point two fingers at Harker” (Dracula, 30), to wish him a safe journey. When the carriage dashes by the country peasants, they knell and cross themselves. Until this point Jonathan Harker does not know the “Dracula beckons Harker into his castle and into a horrifying adventure ...

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...at evil is always overcome by good in his masterpiece Dracula. The evil character Count Dracula is a vampire who wants to move to London and turn everyone into vampires. To demolish his plan Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray, Arthur Holmwood, Dr. Seward, Quincey P. Morris and Dr. Abraham Van Helsing come out and put an end to his world domination. “Is that the end of Dracula? We will never know” (Har-el).

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