Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Why do humans always become disappointed when their favorite novels become films? It is because adaptations of films tend to sway from the truth of the novels. The same common belief may be illustrated in both the film and the novel, but major alterations are made in the film to make it more exciting, attention grasping, and addicting. Dracula by Bram Stoker is just another novel made into the film Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola. Distinct changes take place from the novel on paper to the film on the screen. The characters of Dracula, Lucy, and Mina tend to share some of the same characteristics in both the film and novel, but the movie changes aspects of the characters to be more sensational and dramatic. Just as the characters are changed and reshaped, the plot has tweaks of its own. The novel and the film have similarities, but the differences are clearly visible.
Count Dracula is portrayed as animal and beast-like in both Dracula and Bram Stoker’s Dracula; he also displays aspects of humanity. Within Dracula, Count Dracula survives by quenching his thirst for blood. He is driven by this yearning for blood and nothing seems to get in his way. He has the attributes of a lion in search of its prey and feeding off of it; he cannot control it, nor does he want to stop. Killing does not disturb him in the least, and he is in search of power. He displays the characteristics of a beast through his continual vicious, grueling slaughtering of his prey- humans. He feels no remorse for his process of survival and life; he is a savage beast. However, the Count appears to be human and has human qualities; he can walk, talk, and breathe just like the average human. Count Dracula also controls a ferocious animal named the wolf within Dracula. The wolf comes at his call and does his bidding. The Count uses the wolf to destroy threats made towards him or to kill someone or something that stands in his way. As Jonathan Harker, Dracula’s prisoner, depicts in his

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