Jonathan Harker is an important lawyer who goes to Count Dracula’s castle to business which consists in purchasing a beautiful house in London. Then, Dracula tries to make a deal with the lawyer letting him to stay for a few days in the castle but later he noticed that Jonathan Harker has a beautiful wife with a huge similarity as Dracula had once. Therefore, Count Dracula’s objective is to have Jonathan Harker’s fiancée. Hence he has to look for her until to find her and make her wife. During this story, many events happen for example Dracula goes after Mina Murray to Bistritz to make her immortal as he is.
Fifty years later, Sheridan Le Fanu gave the world its first favorite female vampire in Carmilla, which he published in 1872. In Carmilla, a young woman falls prey to a vampire in an isolated castle. Sound familiar? Scholars have noted many similarities between Carmilla and Bram Stoker 's vampire masterpiece, Dracula, which followed twenty-five years later. By the time Dracula was published, the reading public was steeped in vampire tales.
Murnau’s Nosferatu, He dies in the sun and vanishes into the air. When Jonathan went to Nosferatu’s castle to sell a house Nosferatu said, “Your wife has such a beautiful neck...” (Murnau). This was when Nosferatu first saw Lucy and wanted her love and to turn her into a vampire. There was no love, compassion, or any type of emotion in what Nosferatu wanted just pure greed. This is where the fear of Nosferatu was built into Jonathan because it freaked him out.
Furthermore, they also share corresponding behaviours, which is illustrated by Van Helsing’s action of breaking into Dracula’s place. Van Helsing says “Come. If there be no way open to get in, we must make one. Time is all in all to us now” (183), which can be linked with Dracula forcing his way into Lucy’s bedroom having a wolf break the window glass. Another interesting parallel that emerged in the novel is when Van Helsing hypnotizes Mina so that they are able to find out the whereabouts of Count Dracula, which is similar to Count Dracula having the ability to control Lucy (which was the cause of her sleep
The Battle of Love Love is a powerful force that is used in this world for both good and evil which this book displays. Dracula, written by Bram Stoker in 1897, is one of the greatest stories showing the truth that love conquers all evil. Jonathan Harker, a real estate seller, is going off to Transylvania to visit Count Dracula, a man supposedly interested in buying many estates across London. To Jonathan’s demise, Dracula turns out to be a dark and twisted creature and in the end escapes from the castle. After his hard journey, he and his now wife Mina will head back home to encounter a similar tragedy that has happened to Mina’s friend Lucy.
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,
It also stated that vampires are the undead. This means that vampires are no longer living, but they haven't found eternal peace either. Dracula also taught us the way to slay a vampire, a stake through the heart. Van Helsing said, "I shall cut off her head and fill her mouth with garlic, and I shall drive a stake through her body" (126 Stoker). This is the only way a vampire can be killed and find eternal peace.
The exposition ends when the readers have learned about Dracula’s evil plan. The rising action starts with the counts arrival in England, the emerging chaos is also underlined by the storm that occurs at the arrival of the Demeter (85ff.). The protagonists stay helpless until at the climax of the plot, Lucy’s death as a vampire, they begin to understand the central problem of the novel. Dracula’s aim to create others and take over England forces them to take action. With Dr. van Helsing as their leader they try to defeat the count and then travel to Transylvania for destroying him.
So, Quincey Morris volunteers. This exchange between these two would’ve been seen as an inappropriate act. Also, vampire attacks are described as “kisses” rather than “bites” which adds intimacy to the novel. Jonathan Harker even has an encounter with three of Dracula’s beautiful women and thinks that they wanted to drink his blood. Many actions within the novel are viewed as rather intimate in the Victorian Era, which is not how we would usually view
In the novel Dracula, author Bram Stoker creates a peculiar situation that pushes the main characters to decipher the supernatural from reality. Originally thought of as a myth, Dracula quickly becomes something more than the supernatural. By slowly building the conflict of Dracula himself, Stoker depicts all stages of the change from believing that Dracula is a fictitious character to being face to face with Dracula himself. As he terrorizes the lives of the characters in the novel, they soon come to the realization that Dracula is more than what they formerly believed, and in actuality he is their harsh reality. As Jonathan found himself lying in a hospital bed after being held prisoner by Dracula, he was thought to be delirious by his doctors and nurses.
Last but not least the ending of the plot most definitely had its changes from print to screen. In Matheson’s original plot line, Neville inevitably gets captured by the vampires and is eventually killed off for the same reason he was trying to kill them. He posed a threat. In the film, however, he sacrificed himself so that two survivors may take the newly found cure to a survivors camp. In both our protagonist passes, though at different costs.
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
For example, in chapter 16 Van Helsing is explaining the “curse of immortality.” He states “For all that die from the preying of the Undead become themselves Undead, and prey on their kind.” In simpler terms, he’s saying that when one gets preyed on by a vampire (drained, bitten), they become the very monster that killed them. Another example is in chapter 18 when Van Helsing is speaking about the fight with Dracula, and what will happen if they don’t win. He proclaims “I heed him not. But to fail here, is not mere life or death. It is that we become as him, that we henceforward become foul things of the night like him, without heart or conscience, preying on the bodies and the souls of those we love best.” Circling right back to my previous statement, they will become the very monster that killed
When you think of Dracula, you remember the fairy tale you were told as a child about vampires, but in reality how much of the story was a myth? The name Dracula reminds children and adults alike of the vampire they have so often heard of in movies and books. However, his story was quite different from what they may have heard. This story blurs the line between fiction and fact, when Bram Stoker gains inspiration from actual events and creates a legendary character Dracula is a vampire, hundreds of years old, with supernatural powers and weaknesses. He 's extremely physically strong and can shapeshift into several different forms.