Dracula Sucks While the image of vampires has become vastly distorted through the commercialization of the horror genre to a more comical and tacky depiction of a once-feared fictional monster, Stoker’s use of gothic elements in a Victorian environment, the masked theme of xenophobia that is weaved throughout the novel, as well as the combination of multiple different types of terror frightened Victorian readers and, in some parts, frightens us still today. According to Stephen King in Danse Macabre, there are “three types of terror”: the “gross-out”, comprised of gore and and blood; “horror”, or the supernatural fears like the undead and unnaturally large insects; and “terror”, which is the fear of strange happenings that are disturbing or unsettling without a known cause. (cite) Stoker mainly uses horror to incite fear in his readers over the course of Dracula; the novel’s plot is centered around the existence of a vampire disguised as a Transylvanian nobleman. Stoker also utilizes gross-outs often to adhere to the gothic theme of the
Dracula is one of the most recognizable and feared of names in the English-speaking world. Uttering the name can send images of a pale faced stranger with fangs dripping with the blood of his victims in his grand Transylvanian castle through the minds of many. But many people don’t know the truth behind Bram Stoker’s famous novel, the truth behind the somber Count Dracula. The vampire is based off a highborn member of a Romanian court that can be described as, “a prince of many faces” by the array of titles he accumulated such as a voivode (warrior), politician and a, “crusader of a religious cause”. He was a well-learned gentleman when it was needed but ruled his kingdom with a heavy, blood-soaked fist.
In the article “My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead,” Chuck Klosterman explains how everyday life is like zombies and why they are so popular. Zombies are experiencing an up rise in popularity because they are being used in video games and television shows such as “The Walking Dead”. Zombies are becoming more interesting to watch because any kind of sound or smell of a living human draws their attention. For example, the sound of shooting one zombie attracts others zombies to the person doing the shooting. Zombies are becoming more popular because the audience are able to relate to them in numerous ways.
These reasons explain the film's mythic content. Usually, myths are seen more to be used in scary films. However, it is used in many other genres of film.In Coppola’s film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula the myths are portrayed in many ways. Dracula created myths that are easier to believe because they contain partial truths, although they quickly begin to enable improbabilities and impossibilities. For example, the romance portrayed in the movie has some truths, but it’s artificial.
By killing the three vampire women and sealing all entrances of Castle Dracula with sacred objects Van Helsing and Mina cleanse the Castle. The others catch up with Count Dracula just as he flees to his castle, there Jonathan and Quincey use knives to destroy him. As far as classics go, I personally thought it was done quite well. And even though Bram Stoker did not write the myth of Dracula, he did help to make it one of the most well know myths across the globe, and I as the reader, think that, that makes the story all the more nostalgic and enjoyable while reading. Similarly, Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, brings in the nostalgic edge because of its ties to 9/11.
One can see the destructive impact of knowledge through several characters, one of them being Victor. The reader can see that Victor Frankenstein is the double of his creature in knowledge leads them to destruction. This is amplified by the use of the Chinese box technique, due to the fact that it portrays the lives of both characters from their own perspectives. By the end of the story, Victor’s life is utterly destroyed, all those he cares for dead, and he feels wretched. This is due to the fact that when he gains knowledge, he creates a supernatural being, and this monster kills many of his loved ones.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is a classic that has been enjoyed by readers for many years. It is one that involves fantasy, gore and even has the potential of scaring readers. It is a story that has been enjoyed and feared by readers for centuries. With that said, even though it is commonly known as a classic horror novel, it can also be seen as an erotica. Throughout the novel, Stoker incorporates sexual scenes, and scenes of desire that may or may not capture readers’ attention due to the presence of horror.
Due to these situations, people of our community watch horror movies in order to simulate the idea of spooky things for the future. In the articles of “Why Do We Crave Horror Movies” by Stephen King and “My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead by Chuck Klosterman, both author argues have similar ideas to why the human being crave horror movies because of the emotions we get from them. In the articles of “Why Do We Crave Horror Movies” by King and “My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead by Klosterman, both argue that horror in life is in need to bring the sense of humanity. Both King and Klosterman agree that horror is there to test people’s fear and their emotions. King’s idea of people craving horror
Eventually, Macbeth, ridden with guilt, fear, and paranoia, commits even more murders in an attempt to secure his power; instead, he is overthrown and killed by Macduff. The downfall of the Macbeth is caused by the pulling of a thread — his first interaction with the witches — and the unraveling of his mind into insanity which is shown through his loss of empathy, his increased hostility and paranoia, and his delirious hallucinations. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth’s mental health is seemingly stable, and although he has just finished fighting a battle, his thinking is still rational. His first words spoken are: “So foul and fair a day I have not seen” (1.3.39). He shows remorse over those who were killed in the battle and recognizes that even though he has
As people later find out Carmilla’s true identity as Mircalla and as a vampire, they are disgusted and they revolt against her. People open up her grave to destroy her because she is viewed as a monster in their society: “The body, therefore, in accordance with the ancient practice, was raised, and a sharp stake driven through the heart of the vampire, who uttered a piercing shriek at the moment, in all respects such as might escape from a living person in the last agony” (Le Fanu 96). The execution of Carmilla is stressed upon because it results in how it is thought that