Similarities Between Dracula Of Wallachia And Bram Stoker

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The supposed connections between the historical Transylvanian-born Vlad III Dracula of Wallachia and Bram Stoker's fictional Dracula attracted popular attention. In 1462, Vlad Dracula, a member of the Order of the Dragon, returns from a victory against the Turks to find his wife, Elisabeta, has committed suicide after receiving a false report of his death. Enraged that his wife is now damned. “Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?” Dracula desecrates his chapel and forsakes God, promising that he will come up from the grave to avenge Elisabeta with all the influence of darkness. With an outburst of anger and sadness, he stabs the chapel's cross with his sword and drinks the blood which flows out of it.
In 1897, Jonathan Harker takes the Transylvanian Count Dracula as a client from his colleague R. M. Renfield, who has gone insane. Jonathan travels to Transylvania and meets Dracula, who discovers a picture of Harker's fiancée, Mina and believes that she is the reincarnation of Elisabeta. Dracula leaves Jonathan to be ravished and fed upon by his vampire brides. As Dracula sails to England with boxes of his native soil. His arrival is
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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

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