He might be so likeable because he has some great qualities in his personality. The first great part of his personality is his selflessness. As mentioned in the paragraph above, Van Helsing’s motivation to kill Dracula is not for himself but others. He might have a family and a job back home, but he spends countless weeks searching for Dracula for the good of others. Another good example of a trait Van Helsing has is he is very empathetic about others.
I was thrilled enough to even think that I am the precise victim and what I should do if this really happens. Smartly, he grasp into the hold of Dracula, thought that it’s the end but actually it is only the beginning of his fight, their fight against Dracula. It triggered my curiosity on what will happen next even I can’t understand it because of the language used. I’m a bit uncomfortable knowing the fact that I am really not fond of reading an old and classic novel. It is really exciting.
Within the essay, “The Eternal Fight between Good and Evil,” the author discusses Bram Stoker’s story of good versus evil within Dracula. The author says, however, that the novel is not a universal example of good and evil because it showcases specific examples such as Christian symbolism. It makes sense to stress the scandalous parts of the story in order to provoke shock and get attention. During the time period when Dracula was written, the Victorian era, people were quite conservative. The novel was out of the ordinary for the Victorian audience and religion was still important to them.
Throughout the novel, Stoker keeps Count Dracula in the shadows, both literally and figuratively. This essay will describe these appearances and analyze Stoker’s use of them to determine what effect they might have on the impression of the character and the novel overall. It will be claimed that by keeping his title character hidden for much of the novel, Stoker’s Dracula is made much more frightening to the reader. Human beings tend to fear the unknown, and by leaving Dracula to the imagination,
Prior to the Latin American countries gaining independence, the Creole elites expressed great displeasure with the crown and readily equated themselves with the American colonists before gaining independence from Britain. With this ideology, many Creole’s became enfranchised with Anglo-European culture and enlightenment, convinced that this culture would solve their perceived problems. The Latin American Creole’s believed in both Charles Darwin and Spencer, to show that the fittest survive through evolution and that those concepts apply to the society they lived in. Spencer reinforced the belief that science, industry and progress were interlinked, and with the evolution of society their nations would bloom. Therefore, if an individual was failing in life, blame
the snow is not more stainless than her forehead! The curse has passed away!” (772) Being both a literal and metaphorical sunrise, Stoker makes it clear that to the audience the importance of looking forward. Dracula was a nonhuman creature burdened by his need to stay in the past, so through him Stoker points out that the ability to progress must be an integral human trait. However, the rejoicing of the sunlight does reference superstition because it hints at a fear of the dark, showing that progress and
Scar: The Story of Disloyalty and Broken Bonds It would 410 AD when the Anglo-Saxons first arrived in Great Britain, bringing their significant social values with them as they passed through Europe. Values such as bravery, truth, honor, and loyalty were expected to be learned and used by all Anglo-Saxons. One of the figures who best represents values of the Anglo-Saxon world is Beowulf; however, many villains can disregard these social values. In The Lion King, Scar, the brother of Mufasa and uncle of Simba, is a villain and antagonist who embodies less desirable traits than those reflected by a modern hero. By concocting a plot to overthrow Mufasa, Scar shows signs of having a power-hungry and narcissist personality, ignoring important values such as honesty and loyalty to one’s family.
Xenophobia is an intense fear of people from other countries foreigners and the theme of xenophobia is present in the novel, Dracula, by Bram Stoker. By building on Micheal Kane’s suggestion that Count “Dracula … sucks the very life blood of the community” (1) and Kane’s remark about how the “'outside' becomes the imagined repository of anything deemed undesirable which exists ‘inside’." (10), I will be discussing Count Dracula’s actions which signify the fear brought by Count Dracula into England. Further by discussing Dr. Leila S. May’s remarks “about the fear of a contamination that, already exist[s] within, could even infect the forces of vigilance themselves” (16), I will further investigate Count Dracula’s role as a foreigner that portrays fear and how Van Helsing is similar yet different from Count Dracula. Scholars have analyzed the character of Count Dracula, however the character of Van Helsing, who plays the opposition of Count Dracula has not been studied in depth.
‘Dracula’ is a modern play which is adapted, by Liz Lochhead, from the classic horror novel written by Bram Stoker. The play is set during the Victorian era and develops the key themes that were prevalent during this era such as sexual hypocrisy. Lochhead’s unusual approach paces much more significance on the female characters, in particular, Mina and Lucy and puts much less significance on the more well-known and traditional main characters Dracula and Van Helsing. This repression of sexual desires is expressed as Lucy struggles to cope with the social convention of how Victorian women had to behave. In the opening scene, Lucy has conflicting elements in her character and struggles to cope with social convention as Liz Lochhead describes
Truth and Progress: Reconciling Religion and Rationalism to Defeat Dracula Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula deals heavily with the theme of religion and faith, and, framed in the context of a fantastic struggle against an evil vampire, explores a controversy about religion which dominated its contemporary Victorian period—the debate between Christian religion and modern rationalism, an ideology fuelled by recent scientific advancements which provoked religious doubt. Literary critics tend to attempt to fit Dracula to one side or the other of this Victorian debate, but the novel’s position is difficult to discern, as instances of faith versus reason are not presented in binary opposition—neither side is marked as discernibly good or bad. What