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Samuel Grundhoefer Professor Thomas 2/20/2012 Dracula: A better read, or a better movie? Since the beginning of the moving picture, directors have been recreating books into movie. More often than not, the directors will change the original plot line of the book. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula the director changes the plot in a few different instances but for the most part, the director keeps the same plotline. Some similarities between the book and the movie are: the genre and setting, loss of...

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Redemption in Dracula” she examines the theme of the stark contrasts between pure and unclean. Pollution in the sense the writer was going for does not mean landfills and gas guzzlers, but when the unclean taints the pure. Going beyond the surface definition, the book Dracula has many instances of contrasting values surrounding the thoughts of purity. The ideas of good and evil, life and death, new and old, and civilization and savagery are examined throughout the novel. Dracula as a whole is...

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Dracula Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the most renowned British novels of all time. It has left its marks on many aspects of literature and film. Many thematic elements are present throughout the story and have been interpreted in many ways. Stoker uses his characters to manifest the themes that he wishes to imply. Three themes that present themselves throughout the book are the theme of Christian Redemption, science and technology, and sexual expression. Christian Redemption is shown...

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Texts such as the novel Dracula, and the film Interview with the Vampire, are often shaped by the values and attitudes within society at the particular time in which it was created. As a result, the context plays a major role in the construction of a text. In Dracula, a novel in epistolary format set and published in 1897 by Bram Stoker, not only do the concepts of sexuality, religion, family, technology, class and gender roles reflect the way they were viewed in the Victorian era, but the actual...

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Stoker’s novel, Dracula is a piece of gothic literature in which Count Dracula inflicts grief and pain upon mortal men by attempting to charm and steal their women, eventually turning them into vampires. Stoker portrays women as unintelligent beings who will follow the Count because of his apparent charm, strength, and stereotypical beauty. The Count is a dark, beautiful, and mysterious man, and this covers up the evil that he has committed and the amount of lives he has taken. In Dracula, Stoker uses...

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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...

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Bram Stoker’s now legendary novel, Dracula, is not just any piece of cult-spawning fiction, but rather a time capsule containing the popular thoughts, ideas, and beliefs of the Victorian era that paints an elaborate picture of what society was like for Bram Stoker’s generation. The Victorian era was a very strange time. This time period was known for Poorhouses (Asylum) were government run facilities where the poor, infirm, or mentally ill could live. They were usually filthy and full to the brim...

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Analysis of Gothic Texts Dracula (Novel) Bibliographical Information: Composer: Bram Stocker Published Text Name: Dracula Date Published: May 1897 Publisher Details: First published by Archibald Constable and Company 1897 This edition Published in Penguin Classic 1993 Question 1: Describe the subject matter, i.e. explain what the text is about. Dracula is an appealing text that has been loved for many years because one of its main themes is a great human conflict, the fight between good...

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dracula...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................This thesis discusses the life and deeds of the...

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Evil has long been expressed through movies and books throughout history. Batman beating the Joker, Spiderman banishing the Green Goblin, and Arthur and the guys defeating Dracula are all examples of literature based on the theme Good vs. Evil. In Bram Stokers, Dracula, Jonathan Harker represents the good, while the vampire, Dracula, represents the evil antagonist. One thing these four pieces share is that evil never fully overcomes good. They all start off as regular human beings, or on the good side...

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