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    anything to escape the clutches of the ambiguously bad count‚ even if it meant facing death. It also shows that evil and good repel each other. Religiously‚ Dracula is based on Christianity‚ in which Dracula is a supporter of the devil‚ while Van Helsing‚ Dr. Seward‚ and Jonathan are supporters of heaven. Stoker depicts characters as evil if they are deliberately harming others. A good example is Dracula creates a storm on the ocean to make the crew of the Demeter mad. Stoker describes good characters

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    Dracula vs Van Helsing

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    Bram Stoker’s context and his interest in controversial ideas. Use ‘Dracula’ and ‘Van Helsing’ to demonstrate what concepts and concerns have endured and how they have been represented in both texts. JUSTIN LIANG Dracula ( novel) written by Bram stoker is a text which reflects its English Victorian era context‚ where gender roles were repressed and science and religion had a conflicting relationship. Van Helsing (Stephen Summers) is a contemporary reproduction which demonstrates the same concepts

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    Dracula and Abraham Van Helsing. These foil characters are used by the author to illuminate an important theme of the novel‚ the power struggle between good and evil. Upon the reader’s first introduction to the Dutch doctor Van Helsing‚ it is unquestionable that he represents everything good and pure in Victorian England. In this introduction‚ his extensive knowledge sets up how he is perceived throughout the rest of the novel. Called upon by his former student‚ Dr. Seward‚ Van Helsing quickly diagnoses

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    the novel‚ two characters addressed these behaviors‚ Abraham Van Helsing‚ a Dutch professor who is a doctor and a lawyer and a philosopher and metaphysician. Also‚ Dr. John Seward a young doctor who studies psychological and owns his own asylum. Both of them showed their work by stopping the Count Dracula and killing him and going through rough obstacles. Firstly‚ Stoker introduces superstitions with a philosopher doctor‚ Abraham Van Helsing who when arrives‚ goes to help Lucy Westerna‚ a poor

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    Dracula Summary

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    is composed from letters‚ journal and diary entries‚ telegrams‚ and newspaper clippings. Jonathan Harker‚ Mina Murray (later Mina Harker)‚ and Dr. Seward write the largest contributions to the novel‹although the writings of Lucy Westenra and Abraham Van Helsing constitute some key parts of the book. The novel is meant to have a slightly journalistic feel‚ as it is a harrowing account supposedly written by the people who witnessed the book’s events. A young Englishman named Jonathan Harker travels

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    with marks on their necks and Van Helsing knows that Lucy has come back to life as a vampire. He and his companions go to the coffin and push a wooden stake into her heart and cut off her head. Van Helsing sets out a plan to kill Dracula. The men first go to Carfax House‚ where Dracula is thought to be hiding‚ but they find nothing except old boxes full of earth. Then‚ they witness Mina drinking Dracula’s blood. They challenge him but he escapes. Van Helsing knows that Dracula has infected

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    Comparison and Contrast of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Polidori’s The Vampyre While Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Polidori’s The Vampyre share some minor details‚ mostly regarding the basics of vampires and the location and date in which the stories take place‚ the majority of the stories differ greatly. The Vampyre was published almost a hundred years earlier‚ so it is easy to see how some details of that story can be seen in Dracula. Bram Stoker no doubt must have used The Vampyre as an influence

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    prisoner; however‚ the sole purpose is to avenge Lucy Westerna’s death. Lucy became very ill‚ and grew to be very weak and pale. Lucy had fallen victim Dracula’s evil bite in which the group later discovered. Jonathan Harker‚ Mina Murray‚ Dr. Abraham Van Helsing‚ Dr. John Seward‚ Quincey Morris‚ and Arthur

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    The most prominent double that validate how Dracula is a representation of human evil and humans as the double edged sword is between Van Helsing and Dracula himself. Van Helsing is an illustrious doctor sent to take on Dracula. Dracula is the evil while Van Helsing is the representative of all the good in the world. As an authoritative figure in the story‚ Van Helsing has a thirst for power among the other characters. He feels the need to always take the lead. Dracula is similar in this way‚ in he

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    discovers the boxes full of dirt. While his intent was not to discover such a thing‚ he is driven by his desire to want to escape Dracula’s castle. Another character‚ that can be argued as struggling with psychological turmoil‚ is Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. Van Helsing is one that believes in a fantastic world “where

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    Sexism in Dracula

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    more capable of achieving more. In Dracula‚ Van Helsing was speaking to Jonathan Parker when he said "A brave man’s blood is the best thing on this earth when a woman is in trouble. You’re a man‚ and no mistake." Helsing is inferring that only a man can help when a woman is in trouble‚ and that women are incapable of defending themselves because they are weak and simple-minded. In addition‚ Van Helsing is portraying women to be mistakes by God. Van Helsing later said "Mina has a man’s brain – a brain

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    1989)‚ to vampirism of a scientific nature‚ existing in a normal human with a soul. While on the subject of vampires‚ one must also talk about their slayers. The name Van Helsing always comes up when on the topic of vampire slayers‚ whether it ’s Abraham Van Helsing form the original Dracula‚ or Gabriel Van Helsing from the movie‚ Van

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    The Evolution of Vampires

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    vampires as attractive people with pale skin‚ unique eye colors‚ and sometimes skin that sparkles. The characteristics of vampires have changed drastically from the once sinister being. The differences in the three films: 1931 Bela Lugosi film‚ Van Helsing‚ and Hotel Transylvania‚ all show how vampires have developed throughout the years. In the Bela Lugosi film of Dracula there are clearly many differences from the novel by Bram Stocker. For example‚ in the film‚ Dracula’s appearance is much different

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    Analysis Of Dracula

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    Today‚ the term “vampire” conjures up images of a hair-raising creature. The aristocratic attire‚ familiar widow’s peak‚ pale skin‚ and two prominent fangs protruding from its mouth are among many of the traits commonly associated with this being. The vampire infiltrates popular culture on many fronts: costume stores frequently feature the stereotypical garb each year around Halloween‚ while television shows like True Blood‚ movies such as the Twilight series‚ and books including Vampire Academy

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    calls in his mentor Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. He inevitably fails and Lucy dies. Lucy comes back as a vampire and is then killed by them. John and Mina return newly married to help in the others research by collecting the various diaries and journals. They then track down and attempt to purify the boxes of earth that Dracula uses for sanctuary. However the count manages to prey upon Mina starting the slow process of vampirification before fleeing back to transylvania. Van Helsing and Mina purify Castle

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    Feminism In Dracula

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    about female sexuality in Dracula is by including the scene where Van Helsing encounters the three female vampires. Roth mentions the scene where Jonathan Harker encounters the three female vampires. To strengthen her case she could have mentioned how the female vampires made Van Helsing feel too. When Van Helsing goes to kill the three vampires when he looks at the one female vampire he feels desire just like Jonathan did. Van Helsing states‚ “she was so fair to look on‚ so radiantly beautiful‚ so

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    oppression and eventual overthrow of a dictatorship style government. Dracula and Trannsylvania represent an oppressed country being run by a dictator. Team Van Helsing‚ consisting of Van Helsing‚ Harker‚ Mina‚ Lucy‚ Seward‚ Holmwood‚ and Morris‚ represent the upper middle class of a neighboring country. When Dracula begins expanding his rule into Team Van Helsing’s country‚ they eventually revolt and overthrow him‚ In Dracula‚ Count Dracula represents a dictator ruling over an oppressed country‚ which

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    liminality dracula

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    between the foreign and domestic worlds in the case of an ordinary dwelling‚ between the profane and the sacred worlds in the case of a temple. Therefore to cross the threshold is to unite oneself with a new world. (Arnold van Gennep‚ The Rites of Passage 20) When Van Helsing instructs the occidental vampire hunters about the gnostic powers of the Count in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897)‚ he also announces the primary liminal premise of the occult: no demon can “enter anywhere at first‚ unless there

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    The conflict of science versus superstition is drawn out throughout the whole novel. We know that some of our main characters‚ Jon‚ Van Helsing and Dracula all depict one of the two‚ or both. Stoker does not make a point that religion is more important than science‚ and vice versa. I personally believe that he tries to portray that both science and religion are important to the novel. Through the series of events that partake within the duration of the novel there are many things that one can explain

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    in his film serves as a balance so that the lines between good and evil are blurred. Evidence for this deduction is found in three scenes in particular: Jonathan’s seduction by Dracula’s vampiric wives‚ Lucy’s demonic transformation‚ and Mina and Van Helsing’s relationship during the climax of the story. It has long been said that the most explicit scene in Coppola’s film occurs right at the beginning of the plot during Jonathan Harker’s imprisonment in Dracula’s castle. Bram Stoker’s original

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