One of the most iconic figures of fictional monsters and myths is Dracula. Dracula is one of the most notable and memorable figures in the spirit of Halloween. This begs the question; Why is Dracula so well known in the idea of ghouls and goblins? To answer this we must not only look into the past to find out who Dracula was, we also have to look into how the story came to be and what made him so legendary. Vlad the Impaler, the original dracula, used ruthless and contentious methods to build and expand his empire in 15th century Europe Background Information: Dracula is originally known throughout history as “Vlad the Impaler”.
(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,
Dracula converts humans into vampires and has immense power over certain individuals. Everything he does demonstrates that there is no good in him at all. His vampire brides assist to Dracula’s dark deeds. What they all have in common is that they prey upon humans. On the other hand, the characters that are considered “good” in the novel are Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, John Seward, Quincey Morris and Arthur Holmwood.
Ray Bradbury is an author who is well known for his science fiction stories, but has dabbled in other genres as well. Some of his notable stories include Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Death is a Lonely Business. Through his work, Bradbury describes how many people fear death, but in reality death is just a part of the process of rebirth. Bradbury usually pairs death and the unknown together in his stories. In fact, during an interview in 1962, Bradbury expressed how he thought “Count Dracula is a symbol for death and the unknown…” (Aggelis).
Heathcliff and Catherine have long been identified as inhuman, as a much quoted comment by Dante Gabriel Rossetti shows: “The action is laid in Hell – only it seems places and people have English names there” (qtd. in Krishnan 4). If one is willing to accept that Catherine's ghost haunts Heathcliff after her death, defining this ghost as a vampiric entity is anything but absurd, as long as one does not equal 'vampire' with Dracula as described in the first chapter. An impartial reading reveals a great number of similarities between the depiction of Catherine and Heathcliff and common vampire tropes. Wuthering Heights shares a type of anti-hero with the first vampire narrative, an archetype which was later imitated by the most influential vampire novels in history.
Although the stories may differ from the original legend, the storytelling itself “is always the art of repeating stories” (McKean) but modified to fit in with the generation. There are various supernatural creatures in the show but the more prevalent ones in season 1 were, the ghost, demons and vampires. Legends regarding ghost and demons are harder to pinpoint because there are many of them all differing from each other. There are many different legends to the myth of the vampire. While some believe that it was a “sorcery from Ancient times that summoned a demon from another time” (Live Science) others believed that it began with a Romanian prince named Vlad Tepes.
In XXXX, Bram Stoker wrote Dracula, the story of a monstrous Transylvanian count who terrorized local villages and fed on the peasants who lived in them. The book is today widely recognized as a historically significant literary work, and its importance has caused many scholars to debate whether Bram Stoker’s main character Dracula was actually inspired by real historical figures. Many scholars believe that Vlad the 3rd or Vlad the Impaler was the direct inspiration for Count Dracula. Vlad the 3rd was the son of King Vlad the 2nd Dracul and as Prince, was the heir to the Wallachian throne. He was born during the year of 1431 and died during a battle in December 1476.
Jamie walks in finding that all the staff dead, killed by poisonous gas. Jamie continues searching to find a highly-technological torture chamber with a vampire inside named Ted Ellison, lying dead on a table, with many of his organs gouged from his body. Jamie moves further through the labs, finding professor Talbot standing with Matt Browning in his grasp, and a gun to his head. Talbot begins to state how he was trying to make vampires immune to sunlight (so they don’t die when in contact of sunlight), and how he gave away the map with motion sensors so that vampires could navigate their way through the forest. Jamie then pulls out his gun, he shoots and kills Talbot before he was done talking.
He’s killed a lot of innocent people and if he wasn’t put away for life he would of kept killing. He was known for being an unusual child and after his arrest he is famously known for his killing spree and how brutally he murdered his victims. He did go to jail, received his punishment and ended up being murdered in prison. Dahmer was known as the “"Milwaukee Cannibal” because he would eat and rape his victims. Jeffrey Dahmer will always be known for his gruesome
My two very favorite are the original Dracula with Bela Lugosi and a more romantic version with Frank Langella. Irish Author Bram Stoker We would have not had the pleasure and would have missed meeting this fellow entirely if Irish writer Bram Stoker had not written his classic vampire novel “Dracula”. The first copies of his