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

  • Dr Van Helsing Dracula Analysis

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    Lucy felt safe and secure with Mr. Van-Helsing by her side she was attacked again. Dr Van Helsing realized Dracula is behind the attacks towards Lucy and Reinfield. Therefore he embarks on a mission on capturing and defeating Dracula for once and for all he feels he needs to defeat dracula this is the only solution from preventing him doing more harm towards innocent people. Dr Van Helsing notice Dracula can transform on any living creature “The Vampire lived on and cannot die by mere passing of

  • Superstition In Dracula

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    Jonathan Harker, Mina Harker, Lucy Westenra, and Abraham Van Helsing are among the cast of characters who stand against him as the forces of good. To combat Dracula and ultimately vanquish him, they employ their wit, cunning, and bravery. The conflict between science and superstition is a key theme in the film. Van Helsing and the other heroes who resist Dracula combine old beliefs with scientific understanding to overthrow him. For instance, Van Helsing uses garlic and blood transfusions to weaken Dracula

  • 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 Supernatural And Reality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    In the novel Dracula, author Bram Stoker creates a peculiar situation that pushes the main characters to decipher the supernatural from reality. Originally thought of as a myth, Dracula quickly becomes something more than the supernatural. By slowly building the conflict of Dracula himself, Stoker depicts all stages of the change from believing that Dracula is a fictitious character to being face to face with Dracula himself. As he terrorizes the lives of the characters in the novel, they soon come

  • Compare And Contrast Dracula And Twilight's Vampire

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    Comparison of Dracula and Twilight’s vamps Characterisation of Dracula and Meyer’s vamps in these two books is entirely different. Through Stephanie Meyer 's novel vampires are illustrated as inhumanity attractive, powerful almost human creation. Her vampires have major advantages over Stocker 's they are described almost without any weaknesses. Despite of vamps ' reputation they can consume garlic and drink animal blood which is enough for survival, cannot transform into a bat or wolf but some of

  • Sexual Hypocrisy In Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'

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    such as sexual hypocrisy. Lochhead’s unusual approach places much more significance on the female characters, in particular, Mina and Lucy and puts much less significance on the more well-known and traditional main characters such as Dracula and Van Helsing. The power dynamics of the Victorian era conditioned men to be strong and women to be weak, innocent and fragile. As women had to be innocent and expressing sexual desires was seen as a form of corruption that made you guilty, women’s rational and

  • Examples Of Prejudice In The Outsiders

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    The Outsiders Final 5 Paragraph Essay S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is a novel that follows a group of boys growing up in the 1960s who have to face prejudice and stereotypes on a daily basis. The author uses multiple examples of prejudice in the novel to demonstrate the destructive nature of prejudice on the characters in the story, such as fights between characters, friendships being torn apart, and people feeling ashamed of who they are and which social class they belong in. The first examples

  • Darnell Martin's Lore Episode 'They Made A Tonic'

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    Dracula’s Origin How far would you go to save someone you love? Would you throw away your human identity for them? These are the types of questions that the director of the lore episode “They made a tonic”, Darnell Martin, asks the audience. Ms. Martin is a well acclaimed director, having many of her projects nominated for prestigious awards such as Cadillac records, Firelight, and I Like it Like That. Martin also won best new director in 1994, with her release of I Like it Like That. Most recently

  • Open Sexuality In Dracula

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    It is not just women in Victorian society who suffered due to complicated sexuality; Johnathan Harker was a victim of the open sexuality displayed by the vampire women. In his journal he writes “The girl went on her knee and bent over me, simply gloating. There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck, she actually licked her lips like an animal.” When he says “Bent over me” it makes the girl seem of a higher status than him. In these times

  • Evil In Beowulf

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    ver time, humans have always created stories and conjured up personifications of evil to explain the unknown - whether it was the myth of the vampire, spurred on by Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the receding of skin that causes a corpse’s nails to appear longer, or the myth of Wendigos, a create of evil in Native American culture. Many cultures and civilizations, new and old, have their fairytales and monsters in the dark, to explain the unknown. We see this in Beowulf, where Grendel is a representation

  • The Movie Cut Analysis

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    The movie Cut is a short film directed by Park Chan Wook. The film begins with a vampire sucking blood from her victim; she gets a call during which she becomes violently sick. Then the camera zooms out and flashes to a back room where a director, played by Lee Byung Hun watches the scene unfold and the audience sees that the first scene is a film being short. The shooting comes to an end. He goes home and calls his wife, using the same lines that were used in the film. After arriving in his room

  • Good Vs. Evil In Dracula

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    In Bram Stokers novel “Dracula” there’s a battle between good and evil. The good uses Christian references to ward off evil. This starts a holy war. Stoker’s novel is an obvious ‘good versus evil’ kind of story. We all know that Dracula is going to get defeated, but how? What will the other characters go through to defeat Dracula? The good start a holy war against the evil. Throughout the whole story there’s multiple conflicts between the good and the evil. In the novel “Dracula” there’s a battle

  • Femininity In Dracula

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    The novel ends with Jonathan’s note, and he records what Van Helsing says about Mina: “This boy will some day know what a brave and gallant woman his mother is. Already he knows her sweetness and loving care. Later on he will understand how some men so loved her, that they did dare much for her sake’” (Stoker 541)