For example, one of Dracula’s first victims, named Lucy Westernra, becomes undead after being killed by Dracula. While she lied in bed dying, she asked her husband Arthur to kiss her before she died. However, this kiss had its own sinister meaning, as if Arthur had accepted this kiss he too would become an undead. Additionally, after her death, the undead Lucy continued to attempt to trick Arthur into joining her in undeath, and attempted to lure him to her tomb in order to kill him. Thankfully, both times the doctor Van Helsing stopped Arthur before he could do anything unwise.
Dracula converts humans into vampires and has immense power over certain individuals. Everything he does demonstrates that there is no good in him at all. His vampire brides assist to Dracula’s dark deeds. What they all have in common is that they prey upon humans. On the other hand, the characters that are considered “good” in the novel are Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, John Seward, Quincey Morris and Arthur Holmwood.
Lucy is a sexualized being who ends up being transformed into a vampire and dying because of the men she thought she has able to trust. They believed it was in her best interest to keep her in the dark about what was happening to her. As Lucy is on her death bed, she states “How good they all are to me. I quite love that dear Dr. Van Helsing. I wonder why he was so anxious about these flowers.
Caroline recruits the help of Tyler Smallwood to further humiliate Elena with her own diary. Once Tyler finds out that Stefan is a vampire, he wants to expose him to the entire town. On founder’s day, Caroline plans to read Elena’s diary in front of the whole town, but her plan comes to an end when Damon steals the diary from her. Damon does this for Elena because he is in love with
He uses crosses, communion wafers, garlic, and hypnosis to get to Dracula, none of which seem rational. In the case of hypnosis, Van Helsing hypnotizes Mina who is stuck in Dracula’s trance. The closer they get to the castle in Transylvania, the harder it is to find Dracula. The castle interrupts the hypnotism. This is because it is Dracula’s home; he can more effectively control Mina.
Later Jamie recruits a vampire named Larissa Kinley, who he found in a cell inside the Loop headquarters, to help them, however Frankenstein does not allow this because of his hates towards vampires. Jamie goes to the warehouse of a man known as “the Chemist”, a vampire developing the drug he called "Bliss". He later comes back to the van, and Larissa spills where they can find Alexandru Rusmanov (the person who tried to kill him at his home). They head north to Valhalla to a vampire
Caitlyn Noll AP English 4 B3 Mrs. Lacy November 28, 2016 Frankenstein’s Tone and Mood It is likely that when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein during a competition among friends to write the greatest ghost story she had not the faintest clue how impactful the piece would be on literature. This novel is a Romantic and Gothic novel similar to other pieces of the time. The author utilizes nature, mystery, setting, and imagery frequently throughout the novel to convey the tone and mood. This book is a unique concoction of…. Frankenstein, a novel by Mary Shelley is a Romantic and Gothic piece with many characteristics similar to other pieces of the time.
In Stoker’s novel Dracula, Renfield is a patient in Dr. Seward’s mental asylum who has a desire to gain the life of small, living organisms (e.g., flies, spiders, and rats) by consuming their souls. Although the purpose of Renfield’s character may be considered irrelevant to the central plot of Dracula, it is of utmost significance. To elaborate, the Renfield sub-plot functions as an “abstract representation for a better understanding” and in-depth knowledge to the character of Count Dracula through Renfield’s actions (Dracula). According to Gray, the character of Renfield “parallels aspects of Dracula 's livelihood,” such as his need to consume life. The dark relationship that Renfield and Dracula share is evident in the scene when Renfield
One of the most iconic figures of fictional monsters and myths is Dracula. Dracula is one of the most notable and memorable figures in the spirit of Halloween. This begs the question; Why is Dracula so well known in the idea of ghouls and goblins? To answer this we must not only look into the past to find out who Dracula was, we also have to look into how the story came to be and what made him so legendary. Vlad the Impaler, the original dracula, used ruthless and contentious methods to build and expand his empire in 15th century Europe Background Information: Dracula is originally known throughout history as “Vlad the Impaler”.
The visual and aural flavor of genre movies is dictated by the unique combination of formal elements. The films tackled in this analysis are Kirk Jones’ Nanny McPhee (2005) and Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). Nanny McPhee is a comedic fantasy that takes upon the story of Mr. Brown, a widower, with untameable seven children and a family estate at risk if he does not remarry. Whereas, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a horror fantasy that showcases the story of Dracula’s attempt to reunite with his everlasting love all the while impeded by suitors and vampire hunters. So while both occupy the fantasy genre, their approaches to creating a light versus dark atmosphere is very much contingent upon manipulating formal elements.
This book is a combination of horror and romance. It brings you two emotions at the same time. You will be experienced the scariness of Dracula, and the sadness of Romeo and Juliet’s love story. Dracula is a vampire, who drinks human blood to survive. A lot of innocent people were killed by him, and in the end he has to pay the price.
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.
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