Imagery In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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In the novel, Dracula, by Bram Stoker Jonathan Harker goes through a trecurous journey escaping the imprisonment of the demonic vampire Count Dracula. After his departure, Harker reuintes with his fianceé Mina Murray, leaving the Count to victimize more people. After awhile, a group of men affected by the Count's possessing join together to destroy him and suceed. Dracula is a great read due to Stokers use of imagery and symbolism.
Imagery is used immensly throughout the novel. Harker describes a part of the castle as... "To the west was a great valley, and then, rising far away, great jagged mountains fastnesses, rising peak on peak, the sheer rock studded with mountain ash and thorn, whose roots clung in cracks and crevices and crannies of the stone" (39). With this area being described in such detail, the reader can vision gloomy skies with a gloomy, almost evil scenery. Earlier
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Blood reoccurs through the duration of the novel. In chapter 11... "Blood is the life" is stated (181). Blood is gives humans life, such as in chapter 12 when Lucy is on her death bed and in need of a blood transfusion: "One, two, three, all opened their veins for her..." (190). Dracula's desire for blood presents its importance. This also show his lust for a human's most important possesion, their blood. Wolves also play an important role in Dracula. Howling can constantly be heard everywhere the Count is and they are quieted at the command of Dracula. Wolves are known for their servitude to evil. From this, the reader can assume Dracula plays a role as the antagonist.
Dracula by Bram Stoker uses imagery to further the plot and to provide the reader with better knowledge of the scenery. The use of descriptive words, such as "hemmed" helps the reader to invision specific areas of the land. Symbolism within the novel is seen with the use of blood. This shows the author's views of the human body being completely ran by blood and of other
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