On his way to the castle he is warned of the dangers of Dracula, however, Jonathan chooses to persist. Once he arrives at the castle he meets the count. Jonathan is told of Dracula’s longing to live in England. After Jonathan left the castle, Dracula, with Jonathan's help moved to England. Dracula’s arrival was
In order to fully understand this development, some influential works should not go unmentioned. As mentioned before, it was Bram Stroker 's novel Dracula which defined the vampire narrative more than any other literary work. Stoker selected featured from folklore and literary vampires, added ideas of his own and combined them into a strong archetype. “The way ancient tradition, such as folkloric elements of vampires or the influence of early demon forms […] were intertwined with cutting edge technology, such as the used of shorthand, Dr Seward 's phonography and Van Helsing 's blood transfusion, allowed for the creation of what is essebtially the vampire 's passport into the twentieth century and its manifestation once again as a socially relevant
The setting is always a macabre place, defined by darkness, bleak and dreary atmosphere. For instance, in The Fall of House of Usher, the action takes place in The House of Usher, a desolate place that soon will collapse; in Dracula, the setting is set in Dracula`s Castle in Transylvania. The characters in Gothic novels are always at loss wither physical or psychological. A good example is Frankenstein. It is a creature who got its life from a human being and not from God.
Abstract: Dracula is a Gothic horror novel by the Irish author Bram stoker. There have been so many permutations of the Dracula and vampire theme in modern culture in print, television and film that it is easy to forget how it all started; with the publication of the Dracula novel in 1897. In fact, Bram Stoker did not invented the idea and the legend of Dracula or vampire, but his fictional story brought all the myths and legends together on one table that were already in existence into a cohesive whole. Stoker 's tale of the Count Dracula caught the imagination of the Victorian audience and continues to appeal to readers to this day. The adaptation of this legend and myth to different other stories and movies is a mile stone in English literature.
A good answer is given by Carol A. Senf in his book The Vampire in the 19th Century English Literature where he notes that such beliefs go far beyond the place itself, and that “the vampire was simply one more example of a mysterious subject that appealed” (1988: 21) by virtue of its Orientalism. As he explains it Dracula symbolized an idea of the sensational that attracted the reader, and not the essence of Transylvania or its historical
Hence, it comes as no surprise that when we say “vampire” we immediately think of Dracula, and such has been the superstition created around this character that nowadays it is impossible to allude to Romania, and particularly to Transylvania, without thinking of it as the home of Dracula. As Duncan Light so perfectly phrased it in his book The Dracula Dilema: “such is the mythology that has grown up around Transylvania that many in the West are surprised to learn that Transylvania is a real place” (2012: 28). The Occidental’s misconceived view of this unknown region on the very edge of Europe, together with Stoker’s sinister description of
Libraries have always been considered a place where people can Borrow books and read them. But, In The Name of the Rose book, the writer, Umberto Eco, was able to view the Benedictine Library as something more than just a normal library. The Benedictine Library was seen in the novel as the meeting point of many cultures. Eco put a great deal to the library as being mysterious and has a sense of gothic inside it. This sense of gothic was done greatly by the writer as he paid great attention to the dark ages which was the time when the novel was written.
That is what I intend to discover in my work. To do so I will analyze one of King’s masterpieces It. This novel by King is filled with Lovecraftian elements. There are parallelisms between King’s entities and Lovecraftian gods, King’s characters and Lovecraft’s characters, King’s settings and Lovecraft’s settings, etc. Analyzing King’s work, one can see how strong Lovecraft legacy is and will be.
The readers are just like Mr. Lockwood curious and enthusiastic to reveal the mystery. There are hints here and there in the first chapters which arouse suspicion in Mr. Lockwood towards Wuthering Heights and its inhabitance. So, as many gothic novel it starts with a secret from the past.44 Emily does not only narrate gothic events but she powerfully uses her descriptive ability in expressing emotions, characters, and the simplest details. For instance, when Heathcliff visits Catherine on her death bed, Nelly gives an odd, fearful description the
Davison 127). These fin de siècle works are probably most popular today when it comes to modern adaptation and thus most interesting for this paper. Stevenson's 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'(1886), Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1890-1891) and Stoker's 'Dracula'(1897) are just a few works that are representative of this era and whose popularity remains unbroken until today. The 1860s show a mixture of these two manifestations, sometimes utilizing the supernatural and sometimes sticking to more realistic plot points.