Abraham Van Helsing Essays

  • Abraham Van Helsing Analysis

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    traits, but Abraham Van Helsing stands out the most. Van Helsing is one of the most interesting people in the novel. He is incredibly smart and the most knowledgeable person on Dracula and vampires. Although Van Helsing is more of a static character in Dracula, he is not to be overlooked. He possesses powerful traits to make him admirable such as, leadership and intelligence. Van Helsing is the leader to most characters throughout the novel. It starts when Dr. Seward reaches out to Van Helsing for help

  • Modern Medicine In Dracula

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    the novel tells the story of “The Crew of Light”, who must subordinate their beliefs in modern medicine, science and rationality in order to defeat the mysterious Count Dracula. Stoker employs Dutch scientist, philosopher and metaphysician, Abraham Van Helsing, in order to explore this tension between contemporary scientific discourses and the traditional. Although Dracula is ultimately defeated by

  • Bram Stoker Influences

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    Born on November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland as Abraham Stoker to parents Abraham and Charlotte Matilda Thornley Stoker, Irish author Bram Stoker is most well known for writing the classic horror novel Dracula in 1897. He was one of seven children and also bedridden until the age of seven. Stoker enrolled at the University of Dublin where he attended the only constituency at the university, Trinity College. He graduated with honors and a mathematics degrees in 1870, and soon after became a civil servant

  • How Does Bram Stoker Use Religion In Dracula

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    With Dracula and Van Helsing going head to head with their knowledge of each field, Dracula was vulnerable to the cunning minds of humans. Even though the numerous encounters of superstition and sorcery were present in the novel to persuade the reader of how powerful it can

  • Sexual Anxieties In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    transmittable disease, perhaps akin to syphilis in its internal and external transformation of the afflicted. In this novel, Stoker stands by the ideal woman, Mina, who resists temptation and becomes a submissive and dedicated wife and mother. Finally, Abraham Van Helsing and his group of men defend the patriarchal pillars of society and try to contain, at all costs, the sexually dominant behavior that attempts to contaminate society. The anxieties surrounding and permeated by the characters of the novel emulate

  • Imperialism In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    When we think about gothic fiction it is hard not to think about Dracula, a renowned novel written by Irish author Bram Stoker. It was published in 1897 and has set the foundation of the vampire villain character, which is still popular today. Although our current popular culture altered vampire-fiction immensely, Bram Stoker’s Dracula still remains the most popular vampire-fiction novel there is. The plot is set in the late nineteen century and we can say it is written in epistolary form, as a

  • Meaning And Symbolism In Braham Stoker's Dracula

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    kept him prisoner and did not act like a regular human being he asked. Shortly following Mr. Harker escape Dracula leaves to England to find new prey. When Dracula began sucking the blood out of Johnathon’s wife and friend, they called upon Abraham Van Helsing to use his wit and help find the cure to save Johnathon’s wife and her friend’s life. After the death of Lucy, Johnathon’s friend, and near death of Mina, Johnathon’s husband, they turn to find and destroy Dracula before he can every ruin someone

  • Suspense In Dracula

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    Gothic Fiction is a sub-genre of fiction that was introduced in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century. Gothic fiction focuses on the world of the supernatural clashing with man’s idea of reality. Gothic literature combines the elements of horror, such as death and suspense, as well as romantic elements such as nature and high levels of emotions. These combined create a fearful atmosphere that keeps the reader in suspense throughout the entire novel. Written in the late eighteenth century

  • The Role Of Sexuality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Killing the monster is obviously not as easy as killing humans. Luckily for the protagonists, Van Helsing seems well versed in vampire hunting. One of the ways he uses to rid England of vampires is through religion. This is also how one is able to purify the abject: Abjection appears as a rite of defilement and pollution in the paganism that accompanies societies with a dominant or surviving matrilinear character. It takes on the form of the exclusion of a substance (nutritive or linked to sexuality)

  • The Power Of Women In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    No horror novel has achieved the notoriety of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Vampires today would not be so popular in horror if not for Stoker’s revamped version of the classic Eastern European bloodsucker. Having come at a time when xenophobic novels were extremely popular, Dracula has kept its relatability despite the test of time. Aside from its hold as a horror novel, Dracula endures because it serves as a reminder of how society works alongside authority figures and the powerless, and from its definition

  • Romeo And Juliet Social Media Advantages And Disadvantages Of Women

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    Disadvantages of Women All around the world, women are being objectified through social media because they are being judged by their looks. This recurring issue begins when women post photos of themselves on social media and men take advantage by commenting how attractive the person is. Comments such as “hot” or even the heart eyed emojis automatically objectify women because they are judged upon their looks which pleases the male viewers. Simalrary this idea is present in William Shakespeare's

  • Sexuality And Gender Roles In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Dracula is about vampires in general, the myth, the mystery and the horror. Even though Dracula wasn’t the first vampire story, it was the first really popular one. Throughout the novel, the author, Bram Stoker, portrays many different aspects of women's roles in the 19th century. With the use of imagery and symbolism, the theme of sexuality and gender roles has an enormous presence in the novel. Social gender roles of women and men during the Victorian Era were very strict and looked upon differently

  • Gender Roles In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    very heroic and in Quincey Morris’ case, he is willing to die for what he has determined to be a noble cause. An example of this heroism can be seen in Chapter 12 when Van Helsing states “A brave man's blood is the best thing on this earth when a woman is in trouble. You're a man, and no mistake” (Stoker,Chap.12). According to Van Helsing, the most useful thing to a woman in trouble is simply the very presence of a man and if a man is unable to help his wife, he is not considered to be a true man. In

  • Imperialism In Count Dracula

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    Though, Van Helsing has a limited role as the narrator; his perspectives are mostly filtered through the other characters’ narratives, however to do this he takes over two of the characters’ narratives, thus creating a parallel between the Count’s invasion of England and the way in Van Helsing invades the Narrative mediums of the British characters. Although both of these mediums can be seen as symbols of the modern world, like Dracula, Van Helsing can be seen to represent the

  • Technology And Knowledge In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    In Dracula, Bram Stoker counters against the modern culture of the time. He claims that technology is limited in its capacity to help save lives or destroy the monster although many people wanted to use and trust technology. However, people unwittingly rely on technology too much by not preparing any back-up plans or trusting that technology will be perfect. Moreover, Stoker highlights the limited perspective and the fear of characters towards knowledge. Even though knowledge should have given more

  • Fear In Dracula

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    the evil they had so vehemently protested against existing. Bram stokers 19th-century fictitious Gothic novel 'Dracula ' is incredibly complex with many different characters from the meek and underestimated Mina, to the courageous and respected Van Helsing. Dracula’s castle was just the beginning of what was to come. Jonathan 's meeting of the three female vampires it was a catalyst for what he believed was right and wrong. With the 3 women being polar opposites of what was expected from a 19th-century

  • Van Helsing Symbolism In Dracula

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    and traditions Van Helsing draws upon suggest that the most sufficient weapon used while trying to combat supernatural evil are symbols of divine good. The symbols that Helsing uses in the fight against Dracula take form of the icons of Christian Faith. In the novel, a crucifix is used to “shield” the human life from Dracula when he attempts to kill them. In chapter 21, Dracula lunges to attack Van Helsing and the men and this is when Christian icons appear in the novel; “Van Helsing brandishes a holy

  • The Vampire Diaries Sociology

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    Rebecca Williams talks about The Vampire Diaries, and how it was a series of novel and later turns into a teen horror television series. The debate on the similar genre of vampires movies explains how The Vampire Diaries has dominated and is most representative on contemporary vampire and supernatural. The author also shortly describes the role of the vampire and how it plays and associates to the current and evolving society. This is related to my claim in which the article can provide supportive

  • Stereotypes In Dracula

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    The Battle of the Genders: Societal Limitations of Females What are some of the expectations that society has for men and women? Some may respond to this by discussing jobs. Others may talk about the responsibility of duties and the role of personality. There may even be a group of people that says that society no longer sets expectations for males and females. In Dracula there are gender roles that are set for both males and females. The story begins with a lawyer named Jonathan Harker, who is trying

  • The Badlands

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    The city features a range of neighborhoods with distinctive histories, architectures, and cultures with three major sedimentary bedrock units with numerous performing arts venues. The Badlands is filled with supernatural and mystical beings possessing abilities inherited by birth dominating the mountains and forests having no fear of any species. The Outer Circle of Sorceress is an evil race dwelling within the Wastelands having long black bewitching gowns with lace-up bodice, flowing inset