Dracula Essays

  • Dracula Exposed In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    The book I chose was Dracula by Bram Stoker. I chose this book initially because it sounded familiar and I like intense books and ones which contain horror. To begin with the structure of the story is extremely creative and very well thought out. It is told partly from the perspective of other characters in journals or diaries for each character with different time frames with each. Which makes the reader, assume and assemble the timeline of the story and the events in it through the diaries, which

  • Dracula Exposed In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    famine, or other plights, popped out of the woodwork, wreaking havoc on society until they were driven back into the shadows. The Victorian Era even went as far as to personify its troubles with this trope of the vampire through Bram Stoker’s novel, “Dracula.” Similarly, now a figurative vampire in the form of immigration seems to seek entry into our society and haunt us with never-ending strife. Thus the people of our society must do what has been done before and put an end to this wave of uncontrolled

  • Dracula And Lore In Dracula By Bram Stoker

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    Dracula, originally published in Great Britain by Abraham Stoker in 1897, set the defining characteristics of a vampire. Through the folk lore of undead beings that caused mischief to the areas where they once lived, the ruddy, pale, dark, blood sucking vampire of the gothic period, and vampires that sparkle in the sunlight, the vampire has made it through many renditions in history. Though vampire lore and folk tales existed prior to Stoker's novel, it was never expressed or gained much popularity

  • Comparing Dracula By Dracula And Edward Cullen

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    romantic, but why. Why has the thought of vampires changed in the recent time from Dracula to Edward Cullen? Well, that’s because of modern changes in today’s sexual repressions and how they affected the classic story of the vampire that we all know and love into what is now the modern story of the romantic vampire that we all lust for in today’s day and age. Since the 1920’s classic Bram Stoker's iconic "Dracula," today’s vampires have transformed themselves from creepy creatures of the night sexy

  • Motifs In Dracula

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    In Dracula, author Bram Stoker has interesting ways of connecting various different instances to Count Dracula. He does so by using the motif of colours; specifically red, black and white. Each of these colours is used to describe different things well conveying one general message. Black, red and white relate to Dracula and connect to his character, while each having a purposeful meaning. Connecting to Dracula’s character, the motif of black symbolizes darkness and evil. Dracula creates a dark

  • Stereotypes In Dracula

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    Bram Stoker’s Dracula and F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu both challenge and endorse the norms of the societies that produced them. (paragraph 3 topic). The norms of xenophobia were challenged by Dracula as Count Dracula, the foreigner, was illustrated as attractive and alluring while Nosferatu endorsed the norms by Count Orlok, the foreigner, portraying a negative jewish stereotype. Dracula both endorses and challenges the gender stereotypes as Mina was the depiction of a typical Victorian woman but she

  • Vampirism In Dracula

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    Allan Poe Quotes”). One can see an example of characters stuck between life and death in Dracula by Bram Stoker. In the novel, Jonathan Harker unknowingly assists Count Dracula, an undead vampire, in traveling to England. Upon arrival, Dracula starts spreading his circle of vampiric control. Harker and his allies initiate a vampire hunt to stop Dracula before his spread of vampirism goes too far. In Dracula, Stoker uses the spread of vampirism as a symbol of disease, conveying his fears of a looming

  • Fear In Dracula

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    start of the book where they tried to make up a rational solution to make this all seem like it wasn’t real, to actively fight against 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

  • Fear In Dracula

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    Stoker's novel "Dracula" is a prime example of a story that has successfully evoked fear in its readers for generations. Stoker's portrayal of Dracula has had a profound impact on the depiction of vampires in Twilight. The character has been altered in many ways for several reasons in the Twilight series. There are numerous reasons as to why Stephenie Meyer altered the image of Dracula in the series Twilight. The main reasoning behind this being that directors of the other Dracula films altered him

  • Inside In Dracula

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    is considered as one of the main features of gothic novels. According to this, the development of the differentiation between “outside” and “inside” has encountered two periods, using vampire gothic novels as examples. Firstly, in the novel Dracula, Count Dracula is defined as the “outside”, who yet reflects some human tendency and instinct. Secondly, using the novel Interview with the vampire as an example, the introspective vampires like Louis are considered as the “inside”, who symbolize modern

  • Religion In Dracula

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    Bram Stokers Dracula is a novel that can be presented and interpreted in a number of different ways. Throughout the story, there are several themes that can be identified, such as womens rights, the importance of teamwork, and even the struggle between good and evil. However, considering Dracula to be a religious novel is quite debatable. Because of the several references and ties to religious thoughts and beliefs in the novel, Dracula should in fact be considered a religious novel, as the religious

  • Superstition In Dracula

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula film conflict between good and evil is one of the novel's major themes. The image of Count Dracula is one of a strong, evil force trying to spread his curse of the dead throughout England. 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

  • Homosexuality In Dracula

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    In the novel Dracula, Bram Stoker reflected thoughts, ideas, and beliefs passionately focusing primarily on the concept of homosexuality in Catholic belief. Homosexuality is another part of the novel in which Stoker uses an excessive amount of blood which to some in the Victorian era meant that it was related to sexuality. Back then though, it was a new and disturbing discovery that many had a lack of knowledge. In Catholic belief, being homosexual meant disobeying God’s ultimate guidelines for us

  • Suspense In Dracula

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    This passage from Dracula portrays the setting of the castle as a place of both beauty and danger. The description of the setting in this passage serves to create a sense of both wonder and danger, something that I feel is fairly typical in Gothic literature. At first, the speaker is fascinated by the beauty of the view from the castle. However, this beauty is quickly surpassed by the description of the precipice, which is insanely high up in the sky. This juxtaposition of beauty and danger serves

  • Duality In Dracula

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    traits to women without either turning them into the Un-Dead or fragmenting them into disembodied physical features. Sexuality, then, is not associated with real women but rather with debased aberrations of the category of woman.” (3). “Of course, Dracula had to be prevented from assailing other vulnerable young Englishwomen, but it had to be done because Englishmen could not count on their countrywomen to be strong enough to deter the menace on their own. The men save England from an invading peril

  • Suspense In Dracula

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    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 gothic novel Dracula by Bram Stoker uses elements such as the innocent damsel in distress, unexplained threatening weather, and the gloomy isolated castle setting, to maintain an atmosphere of fear and suspense. A damsel in distress is an innocent woman who becomes lured

  • Stereotypes In Dracula

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    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 to finalize selling a house to Count Dracula. Plans start to fall apart when Jonathan realizes that Dracula is a vampire. To make matters even worst, Dracula starts to intervene into Mina’s life, Jonathan’s soon-to-be wife. Dracula attacks Lucy,

  • Dracula In The Victorian Era

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    Embedded within the heart of Victorian England, Dracula offers a unique contribution to the conversations about women and colonization during the Victorian Era, reflecting a period and a people vexed over rapid social and moral change. Throughout the years, Dracula was received very differently. When the novel was first published, it was devoured by the growing middle class, partly due to the Education Reform Act of 1870. This law is what allowed education to be offered to all British children.

  • 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

  • Examples Of Xenophobia In Dracula

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    n Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula," there exists a correlation between xenophobia and disease, in the sense that the spread of disease is frequently employed as a metaphor for the spread of foreign influence or the fear of the foreign. It is one of the most prominent themes and is particularly evident in the portrayal of Dracula himself, who is often regarded as a symbol of otherness and foreignness. This anxiety is used to legitimize xenophobia and exclusion as a means to safeguard British society