Count Dracula Essays

  • Imperialism In Count Dracula

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    Count Dracula, a fictional character in the Dracula novel written by Bram Stoker was inspired by one of the best-known figures of Romanian history, Vlad Dracula, nicknamed Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), who was the ruler of Walachia at various times from 1456-1462. Born in 1431 in Sighisoara, he resided all his adult life in Walachia. "The Impaler” suggests, that his practice in impaling his enemies was part of his historical reputation, using this notorious act it conjures up the emotion that runs

  • Similarities Between Dracula And Count Dracula

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    In “Dracula”, vampires are seen as the “other” in society. While Count Dracula is quite striking to us in various ways, embodying many human ideals and desires such a power and immortality, he can be viewed as an “other” and is separate from human society. Not only is Dracula a foreigner, but he is powerfully sexual, with disturbing and unpleasant eating habits ,and is also quite possibly “the devil incarnate” (Marigny e) Count is further separated from society by the fact that he is un-dead – an

  • Count With Shadess Of Red And Black In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Bram Stoker’s Dracula is full to the brim with characters, all of which have a signature feature that defines their personality. However, Count Dracula is perhaps the most complex character of all. As an undead vampire who feeds on human blood, Dracula is naturally the antagonist of the story. The Count has “a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of” and eyes that flame “red with devilish passion” (Stoker 33, 176). He is compared so frequently to the demons of the underworld, that it is almost

  • My Clothing In Count Dracula

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    chose this theme because I have a passion for the history that took place there, but also a love of the stories and folktales that have been shared. For my renderings I specifically decided to base one of my costumes off of the well known story of Count Dracula. First I would like to explain my Witch costume. I believe that the Witch will start as a very poor peasant that a noble wouldn’t even cast a first glance at. I was inspired by looks of women in that time period. Many of them had sackcloth based

  • The Influence Of Immigrants In Count Dracula, By Bram Stoker

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    analyzing the novel and the description of Count Dracula and Transylvania, Stoker clearly used this novel to present the xenophobic views of the Victorian period. Bram Stoker uses his novel Dracula to argue that immigrants threaten society and to illustrate his fear and mistrust of the unknown, revealing his true feelings and xenophobia. Bram Stoker's Dracula serves as a reflection of the author's personal feelings towards immigrants, with the character Count Dracula symbolizing his xenophobic views. According

  • Monologue From Bram Stoker's Letter To Count Dracula

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    and promptly eat this as to rid your room of evidence of our communication as soon as you have finished. I do not trust the Count, or even this land. Something is going on here and I urge you to leave this wretched place with me as soon as possible. Think of all that has happened these past few days. Clearly this is a work of supernatural beings and I believe Count Dracula to be one. Before it's too late we must flee. I know this is hard for you to believe as you have always been a man of facts and

  • 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

  • How Does Coe Use Analog Communication In Dracula

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    In Dracula multiple characters join together to defeat the vampire, with each individual bringing their unique skills to the group. Van Helsing, the expert, knows how to defeat the Count, Mina brings her observation skills and her ability as a writer, and Quincey Morris is an experienced hunter. In his article, “It Takes Capital to Defeat Dracula,” Richard Coe examines the motely group to find a uniting characteristic. Coe concludes that the rational, “bourgeois” characteristics of Stocker’s heroes

  • Summary Of Dracula

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    The book of dracula is one of very mysterious matter in of which the author has a very unique writing style.That can be one is very traditional. In a sense. This book is very enjoyable and very execiting for a book. It written of Mr. Jonathan Harker who is traveling from is home of england and going to transylvania,to the castle of count dracula. Is traveling to exchange real estate to it.When travelling to the castle he met the count going underpass call borgo pass.When the coach driver countinues

  • The Symbolism Of Blood In The Dracula By Bram Stocker

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    Dracula is a cursed vampire. The Dracula by Bram Stocker is about a vampire named Count Dracula who moves from a castle in Transylvania to England in search of victims to drink their blood due to a curse upon him that causes him to want the blood of living humans. The main characters are Count Dracula, Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray, Lucy Westenra, Arthur Holmwood, and Dr. John Seward. The motif that was revealed in the novel was blood: an essential life force for humans and vampires,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Postcolonization In Bram Stoker's The Besieged City

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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 Symbolism Of Blood In Dracula By Bram Stoker

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    In Dracula, Bram Stoker uses the mingling of blood and its symbolic meaning to convey an erotic male to male bond in nearly all of the male leads; with Van Helsing being the orchestrator of nearly all the male dominance in the novel. Blood is used as a symbol for this connection due to its duality between life and death. This lewd connection serves as a device to strengthen the novel’s overall theme of Dracula being the embodiment of real world horrors, mainly the terror that is the modern patriarchy

  • Bram Stoker's Place In Dracula

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    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

  • Lust For Blood Quotes

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    novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, Count Dracula is conflicted between the ability to control himself in his emotions and desires while having to keep his own idea of his abilities, appearances, and personality. As Dracula is put through multiple situations where he can no longer restrain himself is then put to show his true image of himself. Although Dracula tries to limit himself his self-image conflicts with his self control leading to him becoming a bloodthirsty vampire. On the way to Count Dracula’s

  • Compare And Contrast Dracula And Nosferatu

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    is happening. The story and the film also have the same setting as they are both set at the Count’s home. Another similarity is that Count Dracula and Count Orlok share the same clothing and appearance as they are tall, clad in black from head to foot. Even though in the Dracula extract is also says that Dracula carried an antique silver lamp but in the film Count Orlok is hunched

  • Transcendiarism In Dracula, By Bram Stoker

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    doing, Count Dracula built a hotel named Hotel Transylvania. This hotel is actually build to take care and grow up his only daughter, Mavis far away from human civilization. Every monsters around the world are usually come to this hotel to go on vacation with their family because this is human-free and the safest place for monsters. On the Mavis 118th birthday, Dracula had planned a great party for his lovely daughter. However, unexpectedly a 21-year-old Jonathan came to that hotel. Dracula wanted

  • Theme Of Deception In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    did he publish his most well-known novel, Dracula. After this success, Stoker went on to write several other novels, and eventually died in the year 1912. (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