Dracula Book Analysis

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Turning a passage of Dracula into a book cover.

I have read the book Dracula published in 1887, by Bram Stoker. Jonathan Harker, a lawyer, travels to Transylvania in order to help his client count Dracula, who intends to immigrate to England and who needs Jonathan's help with the legal details. Harker is at first glance much impressed by the count but is soon creeped out by Dracula's ability to claim on walls, speak to wolves and by his lack of servants in his castle. Harker realises too late that he is being held as a prisoner and approximately escapes the castle with his life being on hold. The continuation of the book is written in different perspectives and contains telegrams, rapports and pieces of news articles.

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Jonathan has just arrived and is standing outside Dracula's miraculous castles door waiting to be admitted by the count. While standing there Jonathan takes into detail how the door is poorly aged, stubbed with large iron nails and is set in a projecting doorway of massive stone with no bell or knocker. He is thinking to himself that no one will hear him if he shouts thanks to the frowning walls and the dark windows. Jonathan starts pondering over what sort of adventure he has embarked. After a long wait, the count opens the door and lets him inside. In my opinion this passage is essential to the story, considering how it introduces the reader to Dracula and his home. It could be observed as the beginning of this book's long adventure. Another factor to why I picked this passage was by the virtue of how excellent it could be as a book cover. The buyer would be intrigued by said scenario and be curious to find out more about the…show more content…
The book cover will be printed on a dust jacket, wrapped around a hardcover book. As a frequent reader, a book cover needs to be intriguing and stand out to the buyer therefore by having a dust jacket I can focus on drawing metaphors connected to the book.

The dust jackets colour scheme consists of the colours, black, white, dark blue and red to set the atmosphere of the book. The cover itself will contain Dracula's castle, drawn in the center, vividly aged and dark. Outside Jonathan may stand, drawn little compared to the castle, as a white silhouette to create a contrast between the darkness. I imagine that this gives the audience a understanding of how powerful Dracula is at the beginning of the book.

I have also decided that over the castle the title “Dracula” shall be written out in a red almost dripping like paint looking font. Underneath “Bram Stoker” typed out much smaller and italicized in the font Times New Roman, to bring out a contrast between the two titles. When making a book cover, an important part in the progress, is to emphasize on whether the author of the book or the title is more recognizable to people. Dracula in this case, is a classic which has been read by thousands and hence more recognized by its famous title then by the author's
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