Diction Excerpt From Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Throughout the excerpt from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Stoker utilizes diction to convey the central idea that peoples’ worst fears lie in the unknown. In this section, the narrator is being held captive by an unknown entity. He begins to feel that his only hope is to understand the captor and starts to question the manner of the individual. In an effort to express the central idea, Stoker employs diction. In the extract, when the narrator is describing how he was going to keep his eyes open to expand his knowledge of the situation, he states, “This gave me a fright, for if there is no one else in the castle, it must have been the Count himself who was the driver of the coach that brought me here . . . How was it that all the people at Bistritz

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