Dracula Movie And Book Comparison

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What would it be like to be a vampire? What would it be like to have a vampire in one’s life? What were the vampires of folklore like? These topics will be reviewed throughout this essay by comparing four of the vampire books and movies. All the vampire movies have some similarities and differences but four literature pieces in particular will be gone through in this comparison. The four pieces of literature to be compared in this comparison are Dracula by Bram Stoker, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) by Francis Ford Coppola, Nosferatu (1922) by F.W. Murnau, and Dracula (1931) by Tod Browning. In these works of fiction, there are answers to what it would have felt like to be a vampire, what it would have felt like to have a vampire in one’s life,…show more content…
In Dracula by Tod Browning, Dracula was killed in his sleep and they saved Mina. Dracula was convinced that his life is worse than death. This can be inferred when in the movie Dracula spoke, “There are far worse things awaiting man than death” (Browning). One can infer that Dracula means that man will have to live forever and experience way more than man may want to. Dracula wanted his victims to feel the way that he feels with staying alive forever and not dying. However, it was unlikely that anyone would kill Dracula especially in a country such as England which the doctor explained. The doctor let this be known when he assumed, “The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him” (Browning). The doctor knew that people were unlikely to kill Dracula in England because people did not think that the myth of a vampire could be true. The Doctor knew that English people did not believe that the folklores were true but the doctor believed in the folklores and knew that the stories of Dracula were true. The doctor knew that something had to be done so the doctor convinced everyone that it was time to kill Dracula. So when Dracula went into his coffin the doctor, Jonathan, and Jonathan’s father found Dracula and killed him with a stake and then saved Mina. This was similar to the way that Dracula was killed in the…show more content…
Murnau’s Nosferatu, He dies in the sun and vanishes into the air. When Jonathan went to Nosferatu’s castle to sell a house Nosferatu said, “Your wife has such a beautiful neck...” (Murnau). This was when Nosferatu first saw Lucy and wanted her love and to turn her into a vampire. There was no love, compassion, or any type of emotion in what Nosferatu wanted just pure greed. This is where the fear of Nosferatu was built into Jonathan because it freaked him out. However Jonathan was still unaware of what was going on and this is evident when he said, “I am plagued by mosquitoes. Two have just bitten me on the neck, quite close together, one on each side” (Murnau). Jonathan still had no idea of what hurt him and this was different because usually he would have known at that point what happened to him. In this version Jonathan was oblivious and there was little connection between Nosferatu and Jonathan. Regardless, other characters found a way to trick Nosferatu to walk into the
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