Examples Of Gothicism In Dracula

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In Dracula, Stoker portrays the presence of good vs evil by contrasting the two in a straightforward and odd manner. The characters interact having different sides, but sometimes couldn’t tell if a specific character has a personality of goodness in themselves or not. The main character in the novel, Dracula, is considered evil. His appearance and expressions that appear seem to have an evil sense to the others characters. The book also shows elements of gothicism, when the setting starts to turn into the daytime to nighttime quickly, which represents the role of light going against darkness. Dracula is described, “Within stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without…show more content…
“Before the sun dipped below the black mass of Kettleness, standing boldly athwart the western sky, its downward way was marked by myriad clouds of every sunset- colour- flame, purple, pink, green, violet, and all the tints of gold; with here and there masses not large, but of seemingly absolute blackness, in all sorts of shapes, as well outlined as colossal silhouettes”(Stoker 65). These colors will make others think about a perfect society that has many bright, pretty colors. Half of the area was full of darkness, which reminds us of many colors, such as black and grey. The light is going against the darkness, just like how the count shows evilness. Dracula starts to get more involved with the weather when, “The waves rose in growing fury, each overtopping its fellow, till in a very few minutes the lately glassy sea was like a roaring and devouring monster”(Stoker 66). The journalist that shows up describes the storm, but doesn’t realize that the sea is being controlled by a vampire. Dracula shows how he is evil by starting to create an area of destruction by controlling animals and
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