Bram Stoker Personality

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TITLE The horror and mysteries that surround modern culture today through literature, films, and holidays can almost always be attributed to Bram Stoker. Stoker’s most famous novel Dracula focused on the dark side of human nature, realism, and female sexuality that was unheard of during the Victorian Era. Dracula was critiqued and over analyzed by many for the controversial topics that laid in his text. With these topics he challenged different writers and their viewpoints of society during the Victorian Era and affected the way authors today have more control in their writings. Bram Stoker helped pave the way for writers such as Linda D. Addison and Michael Moorcock allowing them to go into grave detail about horror, science fiction, and fantasy in their works of literature. Before becoming one of the most successful authors of all time, Bram Stoker had a very average life. According to Jarlath Killeen, the writer of The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction: History, Origins, Theory, Bram Stoker was born on November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland to Abraham Stoker and Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley (2). He was a sickly child and was considered invalid until the age of seven when he made a full recovery (Killeen 2). Stoker went to school as an excelling athlete at Trinity College, Dublin where he graduated with honors in mathematics (Killeen 2). He was the auditor of the College Historical Society and president of the University Philosophical Society, where he wrote his first
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