Bram Stoker’s Dracula Essays

  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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    Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula Evil features in both ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein’ but the personification of this evil is different in both novels. A feeling of menace and doom pervades ‘Dracula’ because of his supernatural powers. One feels that he has control of the evil and he has the power to manipulate the environment and people for his own ends. ‘Frankenstein’ centres on the creation of a monster made from parts of dead bodies and the fear created by the monster

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    public; they were meant to be submissive and meek (Causey S., 2008). The Victorian era lasted from 1837 til 1901, with women being punished everyday for crimes that are nowadays just part of living for a woman. Bram Stoker was born during this era and wrote his most famous novel, Dracula (Miller, E. unknown). One of the main discourses in this novel is that of Women and their Morality of the time. Stoker uses 5 women in total to portray the Women discourse. The first is Mina Murray, a sensible

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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    Bram Stoker’s legendary novel, Dracula, is not simply any literary piece of gothic-spawning fiction, but rather a timeline containing the popular thoughts, ideas, and beliefs of the Victorian era that paints a vivid description of what society was like for Bram Stoker’s generation. The dated ideas reflected in Dracula focus primarily on the concepts of lust, intimacy, and immorality as they were depicted during the late 19th and 20th century, in what was considered a relatively conservative society

  • Comparison of Dracula and Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Compare/Contrast Dracula and Bram Stoker's Dracula A noticeable difference in the way movies have changed over the years is evident when comparing and contrasting two films of different eras which belong to the same genre and contain the same subject matter. Two vampire movies, Dracula and Bram Stoker's Dracula, present an interesting example of this type of study. Comparing the 1931 version of Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, with Frances Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula 1993 version yields

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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    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

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the most renowned British novels of all time. It has left its marks on many aspects of literature and film. Many thematic elements are present throughout the story and have been interpreted in many ways. Stoker uses his characters to manifest the themes that he wishes to imply. Three themes that present themselves throughout the book are the theme of Christian Redemption, science and technology, and sexual expression. Christian Redemption

  • A Comparison Of Bram Stoker's Dracula And Dracula

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    in mythology, with many variations of them around the world. Although the most famous version is Bram Stoker’s Dracula, many variants have come before and after telling of the same legend with their own added ideas and modifications to relate to their cultures. Today, there is a multitude of literary and film works that convey and resurface peoples’ fear of vampires. As gothic works like Dracula, by Bram Stoker and Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire directed by Scott Jeralds share certain traits

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula In act 2 scene 6 and act 3 scene 6 of the play ‘Dracula’, the playwrite creates impressive tension by using spine-chilling, ghostly settings, and slyly showing us situations in which characters such as vampires, prey on vulnerable characters such as Mina. Also, he uses soliloquies to give the opposing character no power. Also, by using soliloquies in these scenes he gives the point of view from the weak characters’ eyes. Firstly, the playwrite creates impressive

  • Technology In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    While thought of as an improvement to human society, science also makes humans more close-minded. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, technology plays an important role in the Victorian society. There are trains, phonographs, typewriters, and telegraphs. Trains are the main use of travel and telegraphs allow the characters to send each other short messages. In fact, the story itself has diary entries made by Mina’s typewriter or Dr. Seward’s phonograph that records his voice in wax cylinders. Also, the new

  • Symbolism In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    paper. Rather, more types of images provoked by thought. We are readers. We are also thinkers. Stoker, as an author, not only brings us into the novel Dracula, but expects us to be a part of it as well. This allows not only the question of what we see, but what we feel as well. Seeing as though blood is an extravagant symbol in Bram Stoker's Dracula, I began to see it all around. Blood covered the walls of the castle. Blood stained many

  • Paternalism in Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Paternalism in Bram Stoker's Dracula Paternalism is the domination of a society by a male or parental figure that leads or governs much like the way a father would direct his family.  In Victorian society, the idea of paternalism was prevalent.  The idea was also frequently used as a motif in western literature.  Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, published in 1897, depicts a paternalistic society through a repression of the female sex and a continuous exaltation of the domineering male sex

  • Comparison Of Dracula And Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Bram Stoker’s Dracula is analogous to the 1958 movie Horror of Dracula. Dracula, a novel from 1897, is a story of a group of friends who come together, to not only fight for themselves, but also to fight for each other, and the curse of the vampire. They fight for peace and clarity, in order to resume their daily lives. The Horror of Dracula, A 1958 film, is a story of two men coming together to save their family from the curse of the vampire. Between both the film and the novel: the overall context

  • A Comparison Of Dracula And Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Bram Stoker’s Dracula can be compared to F.W Murnau’s, 1922 film Nosferatu, due to the similarities in characters, plot, and the myth of vampires. The novel is a horror story of Dracula’s attempt to find new blood and spread the undead curse. Throughout the novel Dracula is challenged by a group of men in order to defeat the curse, destroy the undead, and enjoy their lives with a new sense of freedom. However in Nosferatu, Count Orlock’s attempt to obtain woman’s blood leads to sacrifice and death

  • Analysis Of Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    to how we see the vampire today is Bram Stoker's book Dracula, written in 1897. Over time the idea of a vampire has evolved from the standard can't go out in the sun and can only drink human blood to sparkling in the sun and can live off of a animal's blood. Either the change occurred from the evolution of writing styles or just written in a way to make a book as popular as possible. This essay will explore the idea of a vampire before and after the book Dracula was made as well as the key inspirations

  • Is Bram Stoker's Dracula An Epistolary?

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    all forms of recording the past. The book Dracula which is about the undead counts attempt to create a race of vampires in England is an Epistolary. An epistolary is a way of writing where the narrative is given in the form of Newspaper clippings, letters, telegrams, journal entries, and other forms recorded information. Dracula is an epistolary with multiple charter points of view and wich let the reader learn more than the separate characters. Dracula is written as an epistolary but is also written

  • Dracula Exposed In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    appearance, Dracula will always come to mind first. Although he is first, that does not mean Dracula has not been influenced by a historical figure, Vlad the Impaler, and evolved from ancient thoughts on vampires. The setting, Victorian England, heavily influences Dracula because it describes a time period where there were very strict rules and ideas of how everyone in society should behave. Sexuality, religion, and abnormality were three major concerns for the society of that period and Dracula embodies

  • An Analysis of Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Bram Stoker’s Dracula is the story about how the small company of men and a woman lead by Professor Abraham Van Helsing combats against Count Dracula, who moves from Transylvania to England in order to manipulate people as “foul things of the night like him, without heart or conscience, preying on the bodies and the souls of those [they] love best” (223). Stoker employs an epistolary format in this novel and nowadays, Dracula becomes one of popular literary works representing epistolary novels written

  • Sexuality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    ​Female Sexuality in Dracula ​‘The New Woman’ was a term that arose in the Victorian era. The term was a reaction against the long-held notions of femininity and the proper social sphere for women. Many people of the Victorian era were against this alternative lifestyle, which gave women new found freedom in many aspects of their lives. Bram Stoker use the women in Dracula as a tool to insist that if Victorian women evolve into ‘The New Woman’, they need to continue to submit to men and continue

  • The Role Of Promiscuity In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    frowned upon and even punishable in some instances. Throughout Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, Dracula, it is clear that he sided with the social norm of waiting until marriage to pursue sexuality. He felt that going against the word of God was an evil practice. Because of this belief, he made the villains in his novel be violent demons. Bram Stoker’s portrayal of his characters’ violent and sexual driven actions throughout his novel, Dracula, illustrates the taboo of sexuality in the Victorian

  • Sacrifice In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is a staple of the Gothic Horror genre. It is a novel that has been scrutinized by countless readers over the years. It has spawned an absolutely massive following that still persists to this day, more than a hundred years after it was initially published in 1897. While Stoker's novel is certainly not the first example of a piece of gothic horror, or even the first example of a gothic horror story focusing specifically on vampires, it still managed to fully capture the attention