Dracula Essays

  • Sexualities In Dracula

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    6. Contaminating Sexualities Another group which is often excluded from the action in Dracula are women. Vampiric women, for instance, do not get their own voice but are only talked about by other characters (mostly men). Mina seems to be the only woman with a proper voice in the story. Carol Senf argues in her article "'Dracula': Stoker's Response to the New Woman": "If it were not for Mina Harker, the reader might conclude that Stoker is a repressed Victorian man with an intense hatred of women

  • Comparison Of Dracula And Twilight's Draculas

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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

  • The Context Of Peasantsirism In Dracula And Stephenie Meyer's Dracula

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    changes vampire narratives have undergone since they were introduced to the literary world by Polidori. In order to fully understand this development, some influential works should not go unmentioned. As mentioned before, it was Bram Stroker 's novel Dracula which defined the vampire narrative more than any other literary work. Stoker selected featured from folklore and literary vampires, added ideas of his own and combined them into a strong archetype. “The way ancient tradition, such as folkloric

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Creative Writing: Dracula

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    “Josef, you never venture out into those woods, ever!” Those were the words I had heard numerous times over the past few days, ever since I had gained the knowledge that my mom and I live in the backyard of the infamous vampire Count Dracula. The problem is that I, without a doubt, want to meet him. My mother, Maria, a loving, but protecting mom, seems to have a problem with that, but I have no clue why. “Josef, time to eat!” As I sat down at the old, wooden dinner table, I started to think long

  • Comparing Carmilla And Bram Stoker's Dracula And Dracula

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    castle. Sound familiar? Scholars have noted many similarities between Carmilla and Bram Stoker 's vampire masterpiece, Dracula, which followed twenty-five years later. By the time Dracula was published, the reading public was steeped in vampire tales. Stoker drew on the existing tropes to create a lasting horror masterpiece that has become a cultural staple. The character of Count Dracula has since appeared in more than 200

  • Dracula And Dracula In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    character, Jonathan Harker, starts his description of the landscape he encounters while traveling across the continent towards Transylvania. As we come to understand later on, this remark is the first of many to segregate the West from the East in Dracula, converting rural Transylvania into “a place where the supernatural reigns supreme.” (Light, 2009: 243). Moreover, Stoker’s novel placed in motion an entire vampire culture during the 20th and 21th century, which eventually established an enduring

  • Religion And Religion In Dracula

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    and Rationalism to Defeat Dracula Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula deals heavily with the theme of religion and faith, and, framed in the context of a fantastic struggle against an evil vampire, explores a controversy about religion which dominated its contemporary Victorian period—the debate between Christian religion and modern rationalism, an ideology fuelled by recent scientific advancements which provoked religious doubt. Literary critics tend to attempt to fit Dracula to one side or the other

  • 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

  • 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

  • Feminist Feminism In Dracula

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    Feminist Reading: Dracula between Beauvoir’s and Roth’s Ideas In her article, “Suddenly Sexual Women in Bram Stoker’s Dracula” Phyllis Roth argues that Dracula is a misogynistic novel which is obvious in the system of power in which men are dominant and active figures whereas women are just followers and obedient to their system. She draws on Simon de Beauvoir’s idea that “ambivalence as an intrinsic quality of Eternal Feminine”, in order to show that women are victims to men powers. In her chapter

  • 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

  • Dracula Character Analysis

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    An Irish novelist, short-story writer and essayist, Bram Stoker is one of the best and well-known author who developed his famous work, Dracula. Bram Stoker was originally derived from his real and full name, Abraham Stoker. He was born in Clontarf, Ireland on November 8, 1847. He is raised by his mother named, Charlotte Matilda Blake Thornley Stoker and his father Abraham Stoker. One of seven children, young stoker suffered from illness that left him bedridden and unable to move for years, yet the

  • 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 Elements In Dracula

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    INTRODUCTION Bram Stoker had six siblings and was born to upper-middle-class Irish Protestant parents on 8th November 1947. His most famous work is considered to be ‘Dracula’ which overshadowed his other works and claimed the throne of his masterpiece. The gothic masterpiece published in the late nineteenth century in 1897 still retains its title of classic with its representation of the accumulated Carpathian Mountains folklores and myths through the presentation of the story in the form of letters

  • Dracula And The Vampire Literature

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    of literature to mention vampires rose in the 1900’s. In 1897, the tale “ Dracula ” by Bram Stoker soon became known as the birth of the vampire literature and carried on to be one of the main inspirations and icons of the vampirism culture. Through “ Dracula ” Bram Stoker developed a more captivating and engaging vampire that would differ from the bland and dull vampires that emerged in the 1700’s and 1800’s. “ Dracula ” introduced new conventions and Apotropaics, such as stakes, holy water, crucifixes

  • 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

  • Open Sexuality In Dracula

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    Count Dracula is cunning, charming and above all a demon; he is the definition of the succubus. As Johnathan J Samson says, “Vampires are not meant to exist as heroes. Go back a few hundred years and men believed truly that the vampire was a real immortal, cursed to quench his undying thirst with a living mortal’s blood.” This could mean that people in this era were afraid of Dracula as Victorians didn’t like the idea that there could be anything

  • The Importance Of Horror In Dracula

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    Dracula (1931) use a distinctive supernatural style of costume to describe the character. This establishes the genre (horror) and a spectacle for audience’s expectations. It enthrals the audience with the chad black cape, integral to Dracula’s appearance. It defines the fear and mystery instilled to the audience. The director provides emphasis to the antagonist as something abnormal and separate from humanity. Through setting, Harry Potter evokes fear in the audience. Certain elements build towards