(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,
These conflicts are both intrapersonal, and across multiple characters. One of the earliest example of the internal conflict is obviously demonstrated by the fact that Macbeth starts to hallucinate, seeing a dagger floating in mid-air after murdering King Duncan at the start of the play. This shows that Macbeth has regrets about murdering Duncan. Another example is when, not Macbeth, but Lady Macbeth starts to sleepwalk and talk in her sleep. When she sleepwalk, it is acknowledged by the nurse, who was speaking to the Doctor, that Lady Macbeth continues to make the same motion of rubbing her hands together.
Saying that something is “preying at one’s mind” or like a nag in more subtle terms. For example, in chapter nine Dracula has already been in London for a minute, and has sadly latched on to the beautiful Lucy Westenra. Draining her of her blood, slowly but surely night after night...although nobody knows of this. Arthur, Lucy, Dr. Seward, they’re all incognizant to the true situation. In pure fear of the future, Arthur writes a note to Dr. Seward pleading him to come see Lucy for he is “Sure that there is something preying on my dear girl’s mind.” Another example is the misunderstood Reinfield.
Stoker also characterizes Lucy as sexual when Dracula turns her into a sexual vampire and she goes to the dark side. As she is sick, Arthur gives her a blood transfusion to try to help her become better but when it does not work, she is stabbed in the heart to go back to her original beauty and die. Lucy in the book shows how the ideal Victorian woman can so suddenly turn into the bad, evil, sexual woman that was unacceptable. Throughout the novel, Bram Stoker showed in detail what was considered to be the ideal Victorian woman through the character Mina. He also showed how women were sexualized, misbehaved, and evil through the behaviors of Dracula’s three daughters.
It was October of 2014 and Morgan Nusbaum was set to visit the haunted trail. She had just arrived at a friend’s house when the night was ruined before it began; the friend’s Doberman jumped on her and bit her face. Everyone began to scream, but it wasn’t until Morgan was given a mirror that she realized the severity of her injuries. Her face was bloody and the dog had bitten clear through her lip. The rest of the night was spent in the emergency room getting numerous shots and stitches.
This book is a combination of horror and romance. It brings you two emotions at the same time. You will be experienced the scariness of Dracula, and the sadness of Romeo and Juliet’s love story. Dracula is a vampire, who drinks human blood to survive. A lot of innocent people were killed by him, and in the end he has to pay the price.
Lucy is a sexualized being who ends up being transformed into a vampire and dying because of the men she thought she has able to trust. They believed it was in her best interest to keep her in the dark about what was happening to her. As Lucy is on her death bed, she states “How good they all are to me. I quite love that dear Dr. Van Helsing. I wonder why he was so anxious about these flowers.
When you think of Dracula, you remember the fairy tale you were told as a child about vampires, but in reality how much of the story was a myth? The name Dracula reminds children and adults alike of the vampire they have so often heard of in movies and books. However, his story was quite different from what they may have heard. This story blurs the line between fiction and fact, when Bram Stoker gains inspiration from actual events and creates a legendary character Dracula is a vampire, hundreds of years old, with supernatural powers and weaknesses. He 's extremely physically strong and can shapeshift into several different forms.
However, this does not mean that the bride’s do not represent patriarchies. From the start of this novel, the three brides are trapped in Dracula’s castle. Jonathan Harker is confronted by the brides who mesmerize him into a daze of “anticipation” and “desire”. This is because, when hunting their prey, the bride’s seem to arise sexual intent to take their prey ‘off guard’. This much can be concluded when Jonathan writes “I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire that they would kiss me with those red lips” (42).
Later on, when Lucy is in need of another transplant, Van Helsing, the man in charge of the operation, hints that it might be inappropriate for someone else to transfer blood into her. Him hinting at this idea shows that the process is in fact somewhat sensual, since having someone else 's blood into her might affect her fiance. Stoker makes several references to Old English literature throughout Dracula, Hamlet is especially referenced several times. In this quote, Lucy speaks of her fear of the night and of sleep. “Well, here I am to-night,