Outside Jonathan may stand, drawn little compared to the castle, as a white silhouette to create a contrast between the darkness. I imagine that this gives the audience a understanding of how powerful Dracula is at the beginning of the book. I have also decided that over the castle the title “Dracula” shall be written out in a red almost dripping like paint looking font. Underneath “Bram Stoker” typed out much smaller and italicized in the font Times New Roman, to bring out a contrast between the two titles. When making a book cover, an important part in the progress, is to emphasize on whether the author of the book or the title is more recognizable to people.
Once Dracula was rediscovered in the late twentieth century, academics began producing many scholarly journals on the themes present throughout the novel. Before discussing themes and interpretations of the novel, however, it is imperative to recognize how the life of its author affected the events of Dracula. Bram Stoker was a masterful storyteller, who penned Dracula in 1897, along
The original template for a vampire has been created through Bram Stokers, Dracula. In this story, Count Dracula has a strange and refined way of communicating and behave strangely towards the protagonist Jonathan Harker; he also displays a wide collection of supernatural abilities, such as strength, the ability to shapeshift and his thirst for blood. Many authors have used this template in order to create their own vampiric creatures; each vampire having a special ability than the next within the realm of horror. As time moved on the vampiric creatures made their way into other genres; such as romance, comedy, science fiction and many more. An example of this evolution would take place in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight.
Libraries have always been considered a place where people can Borrow books and read them. But, In The Name of the Rose book, the writer, Umberto Eco, was able to view the Benedictine Library as something more than just a normal library. The Benedictine Library was seen in the novel as the meeting point of many cultures. Eco put a great deal to the library as being mysterious and has a sense of gothic inside it. This sense of gothic was done greatly by the writer as he paid great attention to the dark ages which was the time when the novel was written.
Truth and Progress: Reconciling Religion and Rationalism to Defeat Dracula Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula deals heavily with the theme of religion and faith, and, framed in the context of a fantastic struggle against an evil vampire, explores a controversy about religion which dominated its contemporary Victorian period—the debate between Christian religion and modern rationalism, an ideology fuelled by recent scientific advancements which provoked religious doubt. Literary critics tend to attempt to fit Dracula to one side or the other of this Victorian debate, but the novel’s position is difficult to discern, as instances of faith versus reason are not presented in binary opposition—neither side is marked as discernibly good or bad. What
There has been a changing trend in American young adult literature lately. In the late of 1990s, the genre of non-human adventurous story like Harry Potter, Lord of the Ring, or the Hobbit series became a new trend in American popular literature. Other genre was introduced about fewer than ten years after the Harry Potter trend. It was Twilight trend, a young adult romantic novel which hypnotized American young adult readers due to the formula of the story. This trend brought back common woman as the central character with romance formula involving adorable immortal creature, a vampire.
All the vampire movies have some similarities and differences but four literature pieces in particular will be gone through in this comparison. The four pieces of literature to be compared in this comparison are Dracula by Bram Stoker, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) by Francis Ford Coppola, Nosferatu (1922) by F.W. Murnau, and Dracula (1931) by Tod Browning. In these works of fiction, there are answers to what it would have felt like to be a vampire, what it would have felt like to have a vampire in one’s life, and what the folklores were like. The bigger names such as the Dracula’s and Nosferatu’s were like.
TO BELONG OR NOT TO BELONG Throughout the gothic history, the vagueness between the “outside” and “inside” has existed for a long time, which is considered as one of the main features of gothic novels. According to this, the development of the differentiation between “outside” and “inside” has encountered two periods, using vampire gothic novels as examples. Firstly, in the novel Dracula, Count Dracula is defined as the “outside”, who yet reflects some human tendency and instinct. Secondly, using the novel Interview with the vampire as an example, the introspective vampires like Louis are considered as the “inside”, who symbolize modern consciousness however lacking in the “outside”. Ultimately the “outside” is transformed into the deeper inside
Wuthering Heights comprises all the elements of a Gothic novel. However its characters are not as simple as the average Gothic protagonists. This particular novel deals with an amount of Gothic qualities, like dark settings and extreme landscapes, moonlights and candles, melancholy figures and imprisonment, torture and cruelty, supernatural element, madness, necrophilia as well as a communication between the living and the dead. Jibesh Bhattachayya states out clearly: “That Emily Bronte must have read some of these fictions of the Gothic type is evident from her creation of the mysterious Gondal world in her literary world in her literary attempts. Her passion for the esoteric and the sensational did not seem to have left when she wrote Wuthering Heights.
One characteristic of gothic literature is supernatural events or beings, thus, it is only expected his writings will feature supernatural events and beings. This leads the reader to believe that several supernatural events took place during this novel. Stevenson successfully intertwines the characteristics of gothic literature such as characters encountering supernatural creatures or events and characters being bound by a curse or haunted by the past to achieve the purpose of telling the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.