Count Dracula Essays

  • The Evolution Of Count Dracula

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    vampire’s identity and ability by turning it into something new. The reinvention allows for there to be a fresh new take on the vampire’s identity and ability. The original template for a vampire has been created through Bram Stokers, Dracula. In this story, Count Dracula has a strange and refined way of communicating and behave strangely towards the protagonist Jonathan Harker; he also displays a wide collection of supernatural abilities, such as strength, the ability to shapeshift and his thirst for

  • Gothic Fiction In Bram Stoker's Count Dracula

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    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

  • The Role Of Women In Charles Dicken's Hard Times

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    Louisa and her mother could share,but from her experience as a working class child who knows counter examples and a different word than 'fact'.The schematic quality of HARD TIMES indicates a broader lack or incompleteness in the proven discourses of Dicken's social and literary world.Like Louisa and Mrs Gradgrind,Dicken must express his value of 'fancy' and his concern about crossing restricted boundaries in language devalued by the tenderdiscourses of reason and fact.Dicken can be seen as exploiting

  • Power Of Power In Frankenstein

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    Power is infinite domination, but it all depends if you control it or if the power consumes you. A gothic romantic novel called Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Is a novel about a man named Victor Frankenstein. He is in live with the idea of science and what it can create. During his time away from home to college. Something inspires him and he creates a monster. Victor takes no responsibility for the monster and abandoned it. The monster soon places tragedy in Victor's life. They vow to fight and only

  • 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

  • Female Characters In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    The role of female characters in Bram Stoker 's "Dracula" and its movie adaptation by Francis Ford Coppola Gothic novel made its breakthrough with Horace Walpole in the late 18th century, when the term 'gothic ' was used to describe something barbarous or medieval. In the late Victorian era, Bram Stoker wrote "Dracula", a novel written in a form of journal with a monster living in a castle full of mysteries that ought to be revealed within the atmosphere of gloom and terror. After the first

  • Analysis Of 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

  • Reverse Colonization In Stephen Arata's Dracula

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    4. The Besieged City This intended invasion, as Stephen Arata points out, is linked to the cultural fear of Britain being in decline towards the end of the century (622). This "pervasive narrative of decline" (Arata 623) is thematised in Dracula and other late-Victorian literature through the "narrative of reverse colonization" (Arata 623). As the name already suggests, reverse colonisation deals with the fear of the coloniser becoming the colonised through the invasion of a more "primitive" culture

  • The Importance Of Pribolism In 'Dracula' By Van Helsing

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    the means to "purify the abject" as Kristeva puts it (17). Religion offers salvation from the abject that is horrifying and alluring. In Dracula too, religion offers the protagonists salvation from the abject. It is religion that holds the vampires at bay. When Jonathan is almost attacked by the count, it is the crucifix that keeps him in check: "When the Count saw my face, his eyes blazed with a sort of demoniac fury, and he suddenly made a grab at my throat. I drew away, and his hand touched the

  • Abstract Appreciation: Dracula By Teboho Khawula

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    Abstract Appreciation: Dracula by Teboho Khawula 1. Analysis 1.1 Narrative style, dialect and word usage: The occasions in Dracula are told in an epistolary arrangement, containing journal passages, daily paper articles, letters and a ship 's log sections. These are composed by the novel 's heroes as the occasions unfurl. Moreover, the novel contains news cut-outs that feature occasions that were not seen by the storytellers. Bram Stoker, the creator of the novel, utilizes cleaned and refined

  • Speech For The Love Of Dracula

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    For The Love of Dracula Now I know that most of you have had your fill of Dracula. That tall, handsome pale fellow, with sharp fangs, bats in his eyes and that stunning long black cape. Many centuries old he has the experience of having lived through all of the centuries and has met more people than we ever will. Once Hollywood got a hold of him the theaters were filled with hundreds of different Dracula movie versions. My two very favorite are the original Dracula with Bela Lugosi and a more romantic

  • Analysis Of Dracula By Bram Stoker

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    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

  • Bram Stoker Personality

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    TITLE The horror and mysteries that surround modern culture today through literature, films, and holidays can almost always be attributed to Bram Stoker. Stoker’s most famous novel Dracula focused on the dark side of human nature, realism, and female sexuality that was unheard of during the Victorian Era. Dracula was critiqued and over analyzed by many for the controversial topics that laid in his text. With these topics he challenged different writers and their viewpoints of society during the

  • Vlad The 3rd Vs Vlad The Impaler

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    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

  • Sex In Dracula

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    An Analysis of the Unvoiced Villain and Sex Undertones in Dracula Most readings of Dracula have covered an emphasis on the theme of sexuality, about homoeroticism, blood-transmitted disease, new women of the Victorian era, and perverse sexual practices. These subjects at the repressed Victoria era, as well as sexuality, were considered to be unspeakable in the public sphere. Women were required to be faithful to men; and sex between men was illegal. Yet Stoker’s text serves more than bringing up

  • The Theme Of Setting In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Likewise, another story where the setting is integral to the plot is that of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The Count is bound to his dwelling by his condition; he is forced to come back and replenish his strength in his grave. Consequently, the castle acts as both his home and his tomb; one which he controls completely and where he is exempt from danger. Dracula goes back to his castle in moments of distress and danger to store up his energies anew. This imposing castle is in a faraway place from civilization

  • Clinical Vampireirism In Dracula

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    Abstract: Dracula is a Gothic horror novel by the Irish author Bram stoker. There have been so many permutations of the Dracula and vampire theme in modern culture in print, television and film that it is easy to forget how it all started; with the publication of the Dracula novel in 1897. In fact, Bram Stoker did not invented the idea and the legend of Dracula or vampire, but his fictional story brought all the myths and legends together on one table that were already in existence into a cohesive

  • Examples Of Gothicism In Dracula

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    In Dracula, Stoker portrays the presence of good vs evil by contrasting the two in a straightforward and odd manner. The characters interact having different sides, but sometimes couldn’t tell if a specific character has a personality of goodness in themselves or not. The main character in the novel, Dracula, is considered evil. His appearance and expressions that appear seem to have an evil sense to the others characters. The book also shows elements of gothicism, when the setting starts to turn

  • Dracula Book Analysis

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    Turning a passage of Dracula into a book cover. I have read the book Dracula published in 1887, by Bram Stoker. Jonathan Harker, a lawyer, travels to Transylvania in order to help his client count Dracula, who intends to immigrate to England and who needs Jonathan's help with the legal details. Harker is at first glance much impressed by the count but is soon creeped out by Dracula's ability to claim on walls, speak to wolves and by his lack of servants in his castle. Harker realises too late

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula Fictional Novel 1951-Today

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    Amy Wanguba Bram Stoker Dracula Fictional novel 1951-today 488 pages Written in 1951, this book starts off with an English lawyer named Jonathan Harker who travels to a castle in Transylvania. On his journey there he passes by a non-city environment like area where he is warned about the place he will be going to. Harker, being scared, still continues to travel to the castle of Count Dracula. The problem is that they meet wolves that almost killed them while they were