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    Dizon‚ Ilah Ms. Merrill Sophomore’s Honors English March 5th 2014 Harbingers of Horror Highly celebrated authors of both their era and that of the modern era respectively‚ Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley are regarded as monumental writes of the classical horror/gothic genre‚ making great strides towards modern literature‚ earning their rights to fame and becoming as iconic as their monstrous creations (Skal 1). Born on August 30th 1797 to philosopher William Godwin and Shelley Wollenstonecraft

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    In Dracula‚ Dracula’s house is shown as a dark‚ gloomy and creepy castle. Bram Stoker shows how the setting is affected by the atmosphere by going into detail of how Jonathan Harker feels when approaching Dracula’s house for the first time. On the trip to Dracula’s house Jonathan noticed the townsmen reacting strangely once they found out that he was heading to Dracula’s castle alone. One of the citizens ended up giving Jonathan a crucifix and told him that it was a charm or guard against the evil

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    “It was Stoker who with the stroke of his pen‚ forever linked the real clad with traditional beliefs in malefic spirits that return from the draad to plague the living. Stoker welded these elements into the bloodthirsty Count Dracula the immortal symbol of evil.” Bram Stoker was a writer who used Vlad Tepes’s image to create the famous vampire of his book‚ “Dracula.” Vlad was the perfect candidate due to his unusual methods. Dracula‚ similar to vlad‚ was created to be cruel and bloodthirsty feared

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    without the use of the Christian religion. The team uses a variety of symbols from Christianity that killed Dracula and protects them from being harmed. Dracula is this Satanic being that in the end is defeated by the power of God. In Dracula‚ Bram Stoker uses various Christian symbols in the fight against Dracula‚ the satanic being‚ to illustrate the good of Christian religion and the promise of its salvation. Before the audience even knew that Harker was about to enter Dracula’s world the people

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    Bram Stoker was a European author who wrote during the Victorian movement (1837-1901). During this literary period‚ authors focused their works around a multitude of topics‚ including‚ but not limited to‚ nature‚ the growing population and the industrial revolution in Europe‚ the relationships between people and their environment‚ the events that follow when one leaves their community‚ and how an individual’s actions affect either themselves or other people. Stoker explores some of these topics of

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    Renfield: A Tracking Device Dracula‚ written by Bram Stoker in 1897‚ is a novel that has influenced generations of thrilling gothic novels and horror movies alike. The vampire Count Dracula is not the first of his kind in literary history but he is without a doubt the most famous. Most novels written about vampires after 1897 can trace some of its roots to Dracula. One of the unique characteristics about the novel is the point of view in which the novel is written. The story is told through letters

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    A classic‚ written in 1897‚ that depicts the elements of gothic literature with the ideas of the Victorian Era‚ is a horror story called Dracula. Written by Bram Stoker‚ the adventure is told in an epistolary format‚ narrated in multiple perspectives through journals‚ letters‚ and newspaper articles. Dracula was based off of a real life ruler of Romania‚ named Vlad Dracul III. It takes place mainly in England‚ but also in other various places of Europe. Moreover‚ it is about a group of seven people

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    In our lives‚ as in literature‚ Christian symbols have great meaning. In the novel ‘Dracula’‚ the author Bram Stoker shows that Count Dracula perverts elements of Christian tradition. To pervert something is when you turn right to wrong. Throughout the book‚ the use of setting‚ symbols‚ and specific events effectively displays Dracula’s perversion of Christian tradition. The setting in the novel contributes to how Dracula’s perversion of Christian elements is significant. Referring to the novel

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    insight into the fears of society. Count Dracula‚ inspired by Vlad III Dracula‚ was created by Irish author Bram Stoker. This mythical creature was created during the 19th century in gothic literature‚ Stoker put together what at the time was frightening to people. Society at the time was afraid of going outside at night because they had little to no protection against wild animals‚ Stoker took this into account and created a half bat half man creature that lives off human blood and wanders the night

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    Bram Stoker did not invent the vampyre or the vampyres supernatural powers‚ they were both brought to you in part by superstition. Superstition influenced the abilities‚ limitations‚ and characteristics‚ Stoker gave Dracula by giving an explanation for un-scientific happenings. For example: ’The ancients believed that a mans shadow and his reflection in some measure represented his soul.’[Ashley 3] Could this be why Dracula cast no shadow and showed no reflection in mirrors? ’Superstition links

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