Theme Of Deception In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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According to the Victorian Web, a new and budding author named Bram Stoker entered the world in the year 1847, on the eighth of November. From a young age, Stoker loved to read about folklore, and later on in life he aspired to be an author. Although Stoker published several stories, only in the year 1897 did he publish his most well-known novel, Dracula. After this success, Stoker went on to write several other novels, and eventually died in the year 1912. (Scarborough) His novel, Dracula, tells the tale of five people who encounter and have to deal with the evil undead vampire Count Dracula, who terrorizes them and even causes two out of the five to become undead like himself. Thankfully, the group eventually discovers a way to eventually vanquish Dracula once and for all, and by the end of the book they destroy him, preventing him from terrorizing the people of Europe once and for all. Stoker explores several significant themes in this book, including the theme of deception. In Dracula, Stoker uses the theme of deception with the characterization of Dracula,…show more content…
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’s deceitful traits carry over to his victims that become
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