Analyse Character Dracula by Bram Stocker

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FULL NAME: NGUYEN PHUONG THAO
CLASS: TA37A
The novel “ Dracula” by Bram Stocker is one of the most famous horror novels in literature history all over the world. This well –known work of art was insight into the mind of many reader generations . Therefore, it took for granted that they impressed character Count Dracula on the memory through the attractive written pages of author. Indeed, among some first chapters of this novel , no chapter can show the image of Dracula which was potrayed obivously by the trenchant characterization penmanship of Stoker than chapter 3 . The counternance of Count Dracula in chapter 3 was sketched in each specific circumstance. For example: “ his quiet smile, with the sharp, canine teeth lying over the red underlip.”, “ His eyes were positively blazing. The red light in them was lurid, as if the flames of hell fire blazed behind them. His face was deathly pale, and the lines of it were hard like drawn wires. The thick eyebrows that met over the nose now seemed like a heaving bar of white-hot metal. With a fierce sweep of his arm, he hurled the woman from him, and then motioned to the others, as though he were beating them back. It was the same imperious gesture that I had seen used to the wolves. In a voice which, though low and almost in a whisper seemed to cut through the air and then ring in the room”. Generally, he seemed to looklike mystery, evil and fierce so this image extremely matched with a crafty vampire. Count Dracula appeared when Jonathan Harker’s mind was very confused and frightened because he supposed that himself became a prisoner of Count. And then, through a long talk with Harker about Transylvania question , Count Dracula ‘s life story was shown through Jonathan’s the point of view and Count’s monologue passage: “In his speaking of things and people, and especially of battles, he spoke as if he had been present at them all. This he afterwards explained by saying that to a Boyar the pride of his house and name is his own pride, that their glory is his glory, that their fate is his fate. Whenever he spoke of his house he always said "we", and spoke almost in the plural, like a king speaking.... One thing he said which I shall put down as nearly as I can, for it tells in its way the story of his race”. There fore, the first characteristics of Count Dracula is high self-esteem. Especially , Dracula showed deeply his pride in royal bloodstream and his courageous races in past : "We Szekelys have a right to be proud, for in our veins flows the blood of many brave races who fought as the lion fights, for lordship. Here, in the whirlpool of European races, the Ugric tribe bore down from Iceland the fighting spirit which Thor and Wodin game them, which their Berserkers displayed to such fell intent on the seaboards of Europe, aye, and of Asia and Africa too, till the peoples thought that the werewolves themselves had come. Here, too, when they came, they found the Huns, whose warlike fury had swept the earth like a living flame, till the dying peoples held that in their veins ran the blood of those old witches, who, expelled from Scythia had mated with the devils in the desert. Fools, fools! What devil or what witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood is in these veins?" He held up his arms.” He was overproud of Attila’ s descendant and his battle merits with spirit : “ brave races who fouht as the lion fights”. It was admirable that Count had dominated the Four Nations,namely Saxons (German), Wallachs (Romanian), Magyars and Széklers (Hungarian). Above all, he glorified war and regretted his ancestral heyday : “ Was it not this Dracula, indeed, who inspired that other of his race who in a later age again and again brought his forces over the great river into Turkeyland, who, when he was beaten back, came again, and again, though he had to come alone from the bloody field where his troops were being slaughtered, since he knew...
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