Technology And Knowledge In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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In Dracula, Bram Stoker counters against the modern culture of the time. He claims that technology is limited in its capacity to help save lives or destroy the monster although many people wanted to use and trust technology. However, people unwittingly rely on technology too much by not preparing any back-up plans or trusting that technology will be perfect. Moreover, Stoker highlights the limited perspective and the fear of characters towards knowledge. Even though knowledge should have given more useful information to avoid troubles, people in Dracula are afraid of knowing more and admitting the reality. Ultimately, the over-reliance of technology and narrow-minded attitude to knowledge not only make the characters harder to capture Dracula…show more content…
They consider knowledge dangerous and meaningless medium. Even though his journals include all the accurate and vivid information about Dracula, Jonathan does not want to read them again because he is afraid that the content can terrify him (Stoker 90-92). Since they think that ignorance is bliss and are scared to know more about unknown being, no one shares information about Dracula. Even though Mina has same symptoms of Lucy’s when Dracula attacks her, no one lets Mina know about the situation but hides everything because they think that the more she knows the worse she will go through (218-220). However, since all the characters keep their own information, they give leeway for Dracula to run away. If they had shared information and organized stories, the full story has been completed, which can help detect the traces of Dracula, and eventually Dracula would have been killed…show more content…
Characters in Dracula does not have backup plans for telegram and transfusion, which results in the death of Lucy and the delay of capturing Dracula; they also limit themselves into what they already know, which eventually gives shelter to Dracula. Even though the advanced technology and the knowledge should have influenced in positive way, the technology fails to prevent the tragedy and provincialism covers the eyes of characters, which eventually interrupts the characters to recognize the
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