Dracula Essays

  • Dracula

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    Dracula, by Bram Stoker, is a classic tale of Gothicism. Traditionally, gothic tales only carried single theme of horror. Through Dracula, Stoker breaks this single theme barrier. The theme throughout Dracula is clearly displayed through the characters as they step from ignorance to realization in this tale of horror. The theme of ignorance is vital for this story. It is woven throughout and evident in all the characters. It is first displayed through the protagonist, John Harker. It is his innate

  • Dracula

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    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

  • Dracula

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    made people fear them by terrifying his reader’s with his persona Dracula. The Count has been known to be a very complex character with many odd quirks and traits. Nowadays these have been changed or kept by our new generation of authors to fit different types of bloodsuckers, but Dracula has been the starting point for all. All vampires have the craving for the blood of humans. Without this blood they could not survive. In Dracula multiple vampires drank human blood, and one was even using children

  • dracula

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    result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals” (Justice). In the two books, Dante’s Inferno and Stoker’s Dracula, different levels of fairness and morality. Dante’s Inferno tells the story of many souls who were condemned to the afterlife in Hell. In Stoker’s Dracula, Dracula is followed by a group who are trying to bring justice to the monster Dracula. This essay will analyze the two texts on how justice is portrayed on the author’s writing and character's actions. In Dante’s

  • Dracula

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    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

  • Dracula

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    submission. Hyper-exaggeration would make it appear that England had intentionally colonized Ireland with the intent of ruining their culture. Bram Stoker’s Dracula looks at these three events from the perspective of an entity that no one doubt’s is evil. Dracula is a representation of the kind of evil that likes to watch the world burn. Dracula instigates all of these events for the joy of watching what happens afterward. According to author Mathias Clasen a vampire “is a supercharged predator,

  • Dracula

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    Dracula Author: Bram Stoker (1847-1912), a fan and friend of the playwright Henry Irving, he wrote dramatic criticism and glowing reviews of Irving's work for the local papers and finally became business manager of Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre. During these years he wrote his greatest novel, Dracula. Stoker wrote numerous novels, short stories, essays, and lectures, but Dracula is by far his most famous work and perhaps the most well known horror novel. Summery: Jonathan Harker, a young English

  • Dracula

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    was the book. I did watch eleven of the thirty-three Dracula movies that I own, so some references will be made to the movies. The book is told from the perspective of Jonathan Harker’s journal, with some letters to and from his girlfriend Mina. The purpose of his visit with Count Dracula is that Harker is selling a building to Dracula. Carfax Abby was in England where Dracula wanted to move. Harker went to Transylvania to assist Count Dracula in his move to England. Although Harker was the protagonist

  • 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

  • Gothicism In Dracula

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    C. Thesis Statement: Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, is filled to the brim with gothic elements which gives the reader an atmosphere of mystery and horror. II. BP1/Topic Sentence: Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, contains many elements of gothic literature pertaining to the setting. A. According to the report written by David De Vore, Anne Domenic, Alexandra Kwan, and Nicole Reidy at UC Davis, “The setting is greatly influential in Gothic novels. It not only evokes the atmosphere of horror and dread

  • Vampirism In Dracula

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    fascinated by it. In Dracula by Bram Stoker, we see each of the characters battling with the theme of good vs bad. We see characters facing situations where they either respond with good actions and words or evil actions and words. Many of the characters try to figure out if we are people who make mistakes or we are either completely bad or good. Count Dracula’s castle is a very dark place filled with “darkness” and taboos that society outcasted and shunned away, but yet this is where Dracula chooses to reside

  • Religion In Dracula

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    In the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker, religion plays an extreme role in various ways. The appearance of faith, particularly Christianity, creates a barrier between the East and Western cultures of Europe, and noticeably affects the lives of those who are followers of God. The battle between religion and science is visible in several events, and a copious amount of people struggle to find a balance. Because religion and superstition greatly direct the mood of the story, the power of God is present

  • 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

  • Dracula and Women in Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Bram Stoker wrote the infamous novel, Dracula. This novel was composed in the style of letters, journal entries, newspaper articles and telegrams in order to convey to the reader a realistic story. The story of Dracula is about an ancient vampire who moves to London from his native country of Transylvania. In London, Dracula seduces and bites a young woman by the name of Lucy Westenra. When Lucy falls sick, no one knows how to help her because while Dracula has bitten her many times she has always

  • Dracula

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    many types of literature, violence exists to enhance the readers interest in order to add a sense of excitement or conflict to a novel. This statement withholds much truthfulness due to the fact that without violence in a piece of literature such as Dracula by Bram Stoker, the plot would not have the same impact if it was lacking violence. Dracula's power and evilness led to the violent happenings which began with the conflict of Jonathan's inner struggle, as compared to the conflict which blossomed

  • Dracula

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    solicitor clerk making a journey to Transylvania at he behest of a client Count Dracula. Jonathan starts making entries in his journal on May 3. He leaves Munich and arrives at Vienna Budapest. He stops at Hotel Royale, where he has dinner but his night is restless as he has queer dreams. He starts out again in the morning boarding the train at Bistritz. As directed by the Count, he goes to Golden Krone Hotel, where Dracula gives him a letter. On May 4, his next entry tells about the fear on the faces

  • Dracula

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    Bram Stoker’s Dracula Lords of the darkness, Darkling Dancers, Nosferatu, Vrikolakas. And the list goes on like this. The vampire concept is thought by the most to be a myth that has crept into almost every culture. It has influenced many writers to write novels on them and many directors to shoot films on. Vampire myths go back way into the times of first recorded history. Many different legends are known about them varying from the Chinese belief of the glowing red eyed monsters with green or

  • Dracula

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    GROWING UP, MANY CHILDREN HEAR TALES OF THE FAMOUS DRACULA STORY. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE CHARACTER OF DRACULA IS A COMMON HALLOWEEN COSTUME AMONGST CHILDREN. WHEN I PICKED UP THIS BOOK AND READ THE TITLE, MY FIRST REACTION WAS THAT I WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE TITLE. ALTHOUGH I HAD NEVER BEFORE READ BRAM STOKER’S NOVEL DRACULA, I KNEW RIGHT AWAY THAT THIS STORY INCLUDED A VAMPIRE AS THE VILLIAN. THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS OF THIS NOVEL WERE ALREADY FILLED WITH SUSPENSE THAT GAVE ME THE FEUL TO CONTINUE

  • Homosexuality In Dracula

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    itself. Homosexuality was an idea that was not accepted or tolerated at the time Stoker wrote his book. It is even alleged that Stoker himself is a homosexual (Schaffer). In Talia Schaffer’s Article, “‘A Wilde Desire Took Me’ The Homoerotic History of Dracula” she discusses how exactly Stoker’s book is chocked full of homosexual references, and undertones. To begin with, Schaffer with discussing Oscar Wilde’s conviction, and how that was significant to Stoker. The book was written just one month after

  • Evil In Dracula

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    the ignorance of Lucy and the others leads to many near-fatal mistakes. This is not because of a lack of trust, but due to a lack of communication between different “madmen.” Just as Renfield is confined to his cell and unable to be aided or aid Dracula, the other characters have all isolated themselves in their secrecy. They do not tell each other what they do, nor why they do it; they don’t tell each other what they think. Therefore, despite all the trust and love between Lucy, Dr. Seward, Van