The novel consists of several segments to tell the story in the aspect of first person. Every part seems absurd, while through the unique narrative aspect, the story would be a vivid image of personal experience. In addition, especially through the narrative aspect of the Frankenstein and the monster, the way brings the readers a strong impact on emotions and renders the individuals bury themselves in the mysterious situation. Besides, the sequence of the narratives was ingeniously and rationally arranged in the novel. For example, the first narrative and the final narrative could be the same
Introduction Literature has proved to be throughout time a powerful tool for creating enduring myths, legendary characters and fictional stories, making thus the truth irrelevant as long as the narrative was gripping. Such aspects, together with the context and period into which a novel was written brought to life stories that have become immortal and are going to last for eternity. This seems to be the case of the 19th century author Bram Stoker, who, upon fact, legend and fiction brought to life his eponymous vampire: Count Dracula, a sinister and monstrous predator who thrived on the blood of living souls. Regarded by many as the defining work of Gothic fiction, Stoker’s fin-de-sìecle novel achieved a pervasive hold on Western imagination, transforming it into one of the most lasting literary myths of all times. Hence, it comes as no surprise that when we say “vampire” we immediately think of Dracula, and such has been the superstition created around this character that nowadays it is impossible to allude to Romania, and particularly to Transylvania, without thinking of it as the home of Dracula.
Therefore, man must live within the confines nature allows man to live in, meaning nature is the ruler of man. London also introduces the themes of instincts, primitivity, judgement, and foolishness. All these themes in the story are interconnected as they play into the central conflict. The fact that the man decides to ignore the advice of others in traveling in conditions he shouldn’t is not only a neglect of better judgement and instinct but shows the foolishness within the man as he believes he has the upper hand against the forces of nature. We also can see that in the story the dog is a symbol and representation of instinct.
Sexual allegory is combined with victorian culture and violent monsters, a dichotomy of human instincts. Stoker also captures the constant battle between traditionalists and supporters of modernity. Stoker wraps up this thought experiment in the trappings of a horror novel in order to best show off the monsters he designed. With its ability to have inspired countless vampire progeny across literature and film, Dracula is a work that combines fantasy elements with relatable thematic struggles in a way that will allow it to live
Wilhelm Reich once wrote “A little man does not know he is little and is afraid to know. He hides his pettiness and narrowness behind illusions of strength and greatness”(). So then, what does that say about societies that hide their pettiness and narrowness between the covers of time-honored works of literature? Axiomatically, one must deduce that such social orders are cast within a matrix of irrational fears. Phobias that in maturation bring forth the illusion of greatness and strength by reactionary hostility, hatred, and violence.
Thomas Hobbes ‘ famous work, Leviathan talked about the natural state and condition of man before the existence of social contract and the self-interest of humans. Hobbes said that the natural condition of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. Critics on Hobbes: Rousseau argued with Hobbes that this, brings about confusion in the society. Rousseau believed that man should give up themselves to the good of the community in a social contract and the true freedom lies in the will of people, by doing this, he replaced justice with instinct. Rousseau regarded Hobbes as an evil man because Hobbes’ ideology to natural was the one that portrayed man as evil.
Where higher animals work for themselves. The man is a Patriot who fights for his country and tries to take from others. His scorn looks at religion and how a man should treat one another, but then will be there to “cut his throat his theology isn’t straight” (Twain). He proclaims that with the information that he has provided that man is not a reasoning animal. The man is at the bottom.
It’s more entertaining than surprising to watch John struggle with his pride, as he attempts to convince himself that he is a man of God who simply committed a deed as a will of social deterioration, rather than a blasphemous mistake that would call into question his character. Christian men of the seventeenth century were entirely reliant on the social constructs of not only having a tough stereotypically male nature, but also holding on to faith as a means of filling in his heart. This is seen by his demand that Mary tell Judge Danforth the women are liars, as he is not willing to complete the task himself. Danforth, sees through the plot and traps John by telling him that his wife, Elizabeth, is pregnant. The moment is furthered when Abigail enters the room, and gets rid of John’s hope at convicting her by accusing Mary herself of being a
Dracula is a household name; however, the actual meaning is not as well known. The novel Dracula by Bram Stoker contains a unique story, one which due to the structure of the book there are multiple main characters. The book is written in the form of letters, allowing the focus to be on many different people and viewpoints. Dracula starts out with Jonathan Harker an, Englishman, who takes a trip to Transylvania to meet Count Dracula. On his way to the castle he is warned of the dangers of Dracula, however, Jonathan chooses to persist.
This reliance on passion is reflected by the rhetoric Hobbes employs throughout Leviathan. Dramatic phrases such as the claim that man’s life will be “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short” (Hobbes 82) are used to elicit a fearful reaction that causes readers to accept Hobbes’ argument on their passion alone. Since man’s decision to enter into a commonwealth basically depends on fear, reason and rationality should play no role in Hobbes’ political theory. Man would act completely on his passions and be no different than an