Bram Stoker's Dracula Analysis

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1. Introduction

Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker’s world famous novel Dracula was first published in 1897, at the dawn of today’s modernity. Although he wrote more than ten novels, Dracula is by far his most popular work up to date. He himself has never been to the country of Transylvania although he describes it vividly in the novel. Bram Stoker became familiarised with the idea of vampires and the dark east of Europe by various

The transition from Victorian Age to modern times is not only marked by a change in industry and trade, but also in values which is prominently featured in Dracula. The years at the end of the 19th century were atilt to the woman’s suffrage movement, and societies’ break with the classic Victorian morality, which consisted of sexual
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The exposition ends when the readers have learned about Dracula’s evil plan. The rising action starts with the counts arrival in England, the emerging chaos is also underlined by the storm that occurs at the arrival of the Demeter (85ff.). The protagonists stay helpless until at the climax of the plot, Lucy’s death as a vampire, they begin to understand the central problem of the novel. Dracula’s aim to create others and take over England forces them to take action. With Dr. van Helsing as their leader they try to defeat the count and then travel to Transylvania for destroying him. As in the Freytag’s Pyramid for drama implies, the rise and fall of the action are the most dense parts of the narrative. In Dracula, this is even made more obvious on the hand, most entries are dated in between Draculas arrival in England and the protagonists parting to Transylvania. Thus, in spatial terms, both, the exposition and the resolution are set in are set in Transylvania and told significantly less dense, since the events lack a continuous, real-time
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