Bram Stoker had six siblings and was born to upper-middle-class Irish Protestant parents on 8th November 1947. His most famous work is considered to be ‘Dracula’ which overshadowed his other works and claimed the throne of his masterpiece. The gothic masterpiece published in the late nineteenth century in 1897 still retains its title of classic with its representation of the accumulated Carpathian Mountains folklores and myths through the presentation of the story in the form of letters, Journal entries and clippings of the newspaper articles by one of the character from the story Mina exhibits the gothic element of dread and mysteriousness through its first person perspective linking the reader with the events in the present time thus making the exploration and the expansion of the plot to occur at the same time as the character unfolds them. The novel ‘Dracula’ established the concept of vampires though not original holistically but still its eminent creation of the vampires in the catalogue of the eerie and ghostly creatures can be seen still in the modern society, where people who have not even read this novel knows about the superstitions of how to kill a vampire and the list of things that could protect them like Christian cross and garlic, etc. The modern day vampire adaptations repeats on the original motifs created by Bram stoker and thus makes the presence of the Dracula in the classic fiction as an indispensable status.
Word Count: 1188 5. Describe the appearances Dracula makes throughout the novel. What does Stoker achieve by keeping his title character in the shadows for so much of the novel? In Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula, the title character makes only several relatively short appearances, some of which are while in disguise. Throughout the novel, Stoker keeps Count Dracula in the shadows, both literally and figuratively.
He was also called by the names Vlad III, Vlad Dracula and Vlad the Impaler. Stoker even said in his book that Vlad The Impaler was the Dracula from his story. He must, indeed, have been that Voivode Dracula who won his name against the Turk, over the great river on the very frontier of Turkey-land. (Chapter 18, p 145) Prince Vlad the Impaler, who hailed from Transylvania, was the inspiration for author Bram Stoker's classic 1897 book Count Dracula which went on to spawn dozens of
Even though Vlad and Count Dracula were the same person, the only real link between the two was from the novel by Bram Stoker, called “The Real Dracula”. “Dracula is a purely fictional creation, that Stocker named his infamous character after a real person, Vlad the Impaler. The morbid nickname is a testament to the Wallachian prince’s favorite way of dispensing with his enemies.” (Lallanila, Marc. “The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler.” Livescience.TechMediaNetwork, 2 Oct.2014.Web.21 April.2016) But other than them having the same name, the two didn't really have much of anything in
Nu metal band Islander’s 2014 studio debut album Violence and Destruction tells the tale of our modern society and its problems, but one song in particular stands out; “Coconut Dracula”. It tells the tale of Mummy and Dracula, particularly Mummy’s envy of Dracula’s newfound peace and hope for the world. The story goes that after Dracula bit into a coconut his vision for life changed and he swore off blood and harm forever, even going as far as to change his name to Coconut Dracula, and now Mummy wants to be like this too. The song seems to be written to its listeners as an advocate for the spread of knowledge, peace and individuality in the world, and even the music video indicates this. In the beginning of the song, we hear the lyrics “You don’t see the world the way that I
The story of Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley, is an extravagant and outstanding novel of the 1800’s. Frankenstein is a novel based in the late 18th century highlighting three male characters: Victor Frankenstein an enthusiastic and admiring scientist, an unnamed Creature of Victors making and Walton a captain managing a voyage to the Arctic who relayed the stories of Victor and the Creature to his sister. The relationship between the creature and Victor remains a controversial topic to this day- are they enemies, or is the Victor the Creature? The idea that two characters coexist within one individual is not a popular one, but, can be understood from a psychological viewpoint and a diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder. There is
For this reason, my essay will focus on the importance of place in Bram Stoker’s Gothic novel Dracula, showing how the fixation with the vampire myth allows to proliferate a barbaric and misconceived image of “the land of Dracula”. My idea is to contemplate the space and landscape described throughout the novel so as to see how “there is something behind or within the narrative of Dracula” (Schleifer, 1980: 301) with regard to Transylvania, that it is neither sinister nor shadowy, just
INTRODUCTION Bram Stoker had six siblings and was born to upper-middle-class Irish Protestant parents on 8th November 1947. His most famous work is considered to be ‘Dracula’ which overshadowed his other works and claimed the throne of his masterpiece. The gothic masterpiece published in the late nineteenth century in 1897 still retains its title of classic with its representation of the accumulated Carpathian Mountains folklores and myths through the presentation of the story in the form of letters, Journal entries and clippings of the newspaper articles by one of the character from the story Mina exhibits the gothic element of dread and mysteriousness through its first person perspective linking the reader with the events in the present
Gothic novels are also considered to contain the essence of romanticism and similar atmospheric substances, which were also flourishing at the time of its origin. To be mentioned, that several romanticist author, including P.B Shelley is reknown for penning Gothic novels. The gothic fiction gained immense popularity in the Victorian era, through the everlasting works of Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Gothic fiction’s origin also lies with the Gothic architecture, which follows the patterns of pseudo-medieval buildings, and also which are recurring backdrop of Gothic fiction. Gothich novels also produced several more subgenre, such as German Schauerroman and the French
Dracula a PUSH Physical Theatre production written by Danny Hoskins. A retelling of the Bram Stoker 's horror novel, Dracula. A physical storytelling using artistic gravity acrobatics. Something I have never seen before makes you question what are some different types of theatre. It keeps you grounded in every word, movement, and song.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is an epistolary novel, relying on first hand accounts oppose to an omniscient narrator, and King relates Carrie in a similar manner. King’s second novel, Salem’s Lot, actually parallels Dracula closely. Dracula begins with the count wishing to purchase a house in London, while in comparison the vampire Barlow buys a home in the town of Salem’s Lot. Among those who hunted down Dracula was John Seward, who is a doctor, and Abraham Van Helsing, who was John’s medical professor and is an expert on vampires. Salem’s Lot also has a doctor, Jimmy Cody, and his former schoolteacher, Matt Burke, who not only becomes an expert on vampires but is also compared to Van
The classic vampire character from Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula was inspired by the 15th century prince Vlad Dracul III (The Legend of Dracula). Upon making his immortal antagonist, Count Dracula, Stoker drew on popular Central European folktales about the undead, as well as records of prince Vlad Dracul III (Was Dracula a Real Person). Vlad’s father, Vlad II, had joined the Ordo Dracul, Order of the Dragon, before the birth of his son. Upon his birth, Vlad III acquired the name Dracula, meaning “Son of the Dragon.” However, Dracula was not the only name he acquired in his lifetime. “As ruler of Walachia, Vlad became notorious for the brutal tactics he employed against his enemies, including torture, mutilation, and mass murder” (Was Dracula a Real Person).
“Frankenstein” has had its hands in each of these genres since the release of Mary Shelley’s original novel in 1818. While Shelley’s original novel was a blend of Gothic and horror fiction, many other production outlets used her story, changing its aspects entirely. No matter how Frankenstein was represented since 1818, his appearances always brought about excitement and success. In the year 2012, Columbia Pictures distributed a comedy film from Sony Pictures Animation titled, “Hotel Transylvania.” Even though this isn’t the first comedy-based flick that featured Frankenstein, it’s one of the newest. With that said, the Tartakovsky-directed film was centered around Dracula, who was in desperate need of help on his mission to find his friend Jonathan.