Word Count: 1188 5. Describe the appearances Dracula makes throughout the novel. What does Stoker achieve by keeping his title character in the shadows for so much of the novel? In Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula, the title character makes only several relatively short appearances, some of which are while in disguise. Throughout the novel, Stoker keeps Count Dracula in the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
By the time Dracula was published, the reading public was steeped in vampire tales. Stoker drew on the existing tropes to create a lasting horror masterpiece that has become a cultural staple. The character of Count Dracula has since appeared in more than 200
For this reason, my essay will focus on the importance of place in Bram Stoker’s Gothic novel Dracula, showing how the fixation with the vampire myth allows to proliferate a barbaric and misconceived image of “the land of Dracula”. My idea is to contemplate the space and landscape described throughout the novel so as to see how “there is something behind or within the narrative of Dracula” (Schleifer, 1980: 301) with regard to Transylvania, that it is neither sinister nor shadowy, just
No horror novel has achieved the notoriety of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Vampires today would not be so popular in horror if not for Stoker’s revamped version of the classic Eastern European bloodsucker. Having come at a time when xenophobic novels were extremely popular, Dracula has kept its relatability despite the test of time. Aside from its hold as a horror novel, Dracula endures because it serves as a reminder of how society works alongside authority figures and the powerless, and from its definition of human values. The Victorian Era is known for a pious, sexless society where women were considered inferior.
Once Dracula was rediscovered in the late twentieth century, academics began producing many scholarly journals on the themes present throughout the novel. Before discussing themes and interpretations of the novel, however, it is imperative to recognize how the life of its author affected the events of Dracula. Bram Stoker was a masterful storyteller, who penned Dracula in 1897, along
Amy Wanguba Bram Stoker Dracula Fictional novel 1951-today 488 pages Written in 1951, this book starts off with an English lawyer named Jonathan Harker who travels to a castle in Transylvania. On his journey there he passes by a non-city environment like area where he is warned about the place he will be going to. Harker, being scared, still continues to travel to the castle of Count Dracula. The problem is that they meet wolves that almost killed them while they were riding in the carriage. Somehow he arrives safely to the castle that was out of condition and meets Dracula, who was described as a very nice and welcoming gentleman.
In Wuthering Heights, the house is haunted by its residents but tis residents are also haunted by the house and if it were not for the struggle of those within the house, the story would not have occurred. Finally in Dracula, the castle is as much of an oppressive and astounding force as it owner, it was like a labyrinth to be understood much like the Count and his various secrets. Thus, the setting in these stories is tied to its characters and the story’s development. They serve the function of showing the development of the story and its characters as well as being symbols of the Gothic in these gothic
During the Victorian period in which Dracula was written, morals and ethics were often strictly enforced. Some of the morals that were upheld had to do with personal duty, hard work, honesty, as well as sexual proprietary. It was very important during this period that one was proper in their sexual behaviors and conventional in whom they had sexual relations with. However, during this period, many authors sought to challenge the ‘norm’ with ideas of reform and change and Bram Stoker was no exception to this. In his novel, Dracula, Stoker provides a critique of this rigidity in his portrayal of Dracula and Dracula’s relationship with Jonathan Harker.
DRACULA Dracula is one most creepy and famous novel that has been written by Irish author Bram Stoker in which included the notorious character vampire Count Dracula. Besides, it has considered a novel with many literary genres for example vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel, and invasion literature. It was published 26 May 1897 in United Kingdom. The main theme of this novel is good vs evil in these two aspects are against society. The evil part is considered the behavior that shows Dracula to kill everyone who interferes in his plans.
Bram Stoker had six siblings and was born to upper-middle-class Irish Protestant parents on 8th November 1947. His most famous work is considered to be ‘Dracula’ which overshadowed his other works and claimed the throne of his masterpiece. The gothic masterpiece published in the late nineteenth century in 1897 still retains its title of classic with its representation of the accumulated Carpathian Mountains folklores and myths through the presentation of the story in the form of letters, Journal entries and clippings of the newspaper articles by one of the character from the story Mina exhibits the gothic element of dread and mysteriousness through its first person perspective linking the reader with the events in the present time thus making the exploration and the expansion of the plot to occur at the same time as the character unfolds them. The novel ‘Dracula’ established the concept of vampires though not original holistically but still its eminent creation of the vampires in the catalogue of the eerie and ghostly creatures can be seen still in the modern society, where people who have not even read this novel knows about the superstitions of how to kill a vampire and the list of things that could protect them like Christian cross and garlic, etc. The modern day vampire adaptations repeats on the original motifs created by Bram stoker and thus makes the presence of the Dracula in the classic fiction as an indispensable status.