Dracula

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 89
  • Published : February 14, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
Evil never conquers because good always overcomes it. A good example of this is the book Dracula by Bram Stoker because the author expresses the nature of good vs. evil. Dracula wants to come to London because he wants to turn everyone into vampires. The basic background of the book Dracula is when Jonathan Harker, a realtor who is sent to Transylvania to complete a transaction with Dracula so he can come to England. What Harker does not know is that Dracula has a plan for world domination. Well, while Harker is on a train to Transylvania he enters “the east, a section of Europe whose peoples and customs will be for the most part, strange and unfamiliar” (Dracula, 20). Harker arrives at Bistritz on the eve of St. George’s Day, “a night when evil things in the world have full sway” (Dracula, 21). When Harker first sees this, he is unconcerned about these superstitions. The plot structure of the book is divided into passages of entries in journals, actual action, and the ending climax. The characters give insights into their individual feelings and the happenings in their life so the reader is made aware of all the happenings in each of the character’s life. The plot structure culminates from entries, actions and climaxes. Undoubtedly, this has a more powerful impact rather than an ordinary narrative. There is a progressive action in the book. As each character recounts his part in the book, he plots unfolds slowly and steadily as the action builds up to a breathless level. The action is described in great depth with insights on every character’s feelings and horror, as Van Helsing try to save Lucy or when they kill Lucy, the vampire or at the end, Dracula’s killing. As journals are written, the final action culminates as insights build up for the actual action. Each action leads to the ending climax where Dracula, the antagonist is killed. First Person (Multiple Central Narrators)

The novel is composed of a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper articles,...
tracking img