Bram Stoker wrote many novels in his life time; he was a brilliant author and could have in fact possibly imagined how significant an impact his novels could have effected literature throughout the ages and more importantly today. Considering Stoker focused on how the past could affect the present and incorporated that ideology into many of his novels including Dracula. Dracula has come to be one of the most well-known pieces of literature in the world. Vampires are everywhere, in many fiction novels and all over TV, which garnered their inspiration from Stoker’s novel Dracula. Although this novel was controversial at the time it was published during the Victorian era, it has accumulated success and has continued to survive and thrive throughout the nearly century and a half since it has been published.
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For instance, in today’s world, vampire books such as Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and Vampire Academy have become world famous through vampirism. Movies have even been based on Dracula (1897), similarly close to the original, using special effects on how to kill a vampire. Without the publication of Dracula (1897), there would not have been dark, gory, or evil stories to set off the advances using a new essence of writing. With Stoker’s great mind and ability to create Dracula (1897), it changed the thought of many writers throughout the world.
Frankenstein is a well know gothic story that is still popular today and will be for decades to come. “Mary Shelly’s 1818 novel Frankenstein has inspired an almost uncountable number of film adaptations, many of which have in turn spawned their own sequels, series, spin-offs, mega-franchises, and finally par- odies” (Miller). If you have not heard of Frankenstein you need to read or watch the movie. The man made monster that is lonely in a world that thinks he’s weird and evil. He gets created in an old haunted house looking castle with a crazy scientist while it’s lighting and storming outside.
His other works have not aged well, but the story of Count Dracula continues to sell steadily even to this day. Stoker coined the term “undead” (Stoker 195), and his interpretations of vampire folklore have powerfully shaped depictions of the legendary monsters ever since. Works Cited “Bram Stoker.” E Literature. January 4, 2004. . “ClassicNotes: Bram Stoker.” GradeSaver.com.
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Also in LA he met a police man that inspired him to write the book Fahrenheit 451. The radio show Chundu the magician, Edgar Allan Poe, and many cities influenced Ray Bradbury’s novels, this can be seen in Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked Comes this Way. Background Ray Bradbury is known as one of the best fictional writers of the twentieth century. A lot of his novels are derived by his short stories (Slusser). His first writing was “The Jar” and “Skeleton” and he was paid twenty dollars for each of these short stories (Indick).