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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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    Dracula‚ by Bram Stoker‚ is a classic gothic novel‚ originally published in 1897. The novel focuses on a group of men following and‚ ultimately‚ killing a vampire named Dracula. The readers learn fairly early in the book that vampires have supernatural powers and limitations they face. When Jonathan Harker‚ the first character met in the novel‚ goes to Dracula’s castle‚ he witnesses most of Dracula’s strengths and weaknesses. A few chapters in‚ the readers meet a bug-eating mental patient named Renfield

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    Dracula: Competition and the Social Adulterer; Good vs. Evil Throughout Stoker’s Dracula‚ a central theme is evident‚ Competition. The term competition refers to a test of skill or ability. Most of the competitions in Dracula are those between Dracula and the “good” men. Stoker’s novel can be seen as a similar version of the “Primal Horde” theory in which Freud created. A primal horde is a group of people arranged around a single dominant male‚ who has total authority over the group and holds

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    Human Dracula Characteristics of a vampire according to Bram Stoker in Dracula Pale/ skin Old man‚ white hair+long moustaches‚ dressed in black‚ a quiline(Hawk-like)nose. Pointy ears Red eyes Long fingernails Hairy palms He is young in London‚ his complexion is ruddy/reddish with full red lips. Daylight doesn’t kill Dracula‚ it just makes him have normal strength and power. Althought he has strength of 20 men be car change to a bat‚ wolf‚ dog‚ rat‚ mist‚ dust. Control animals-creatures

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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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    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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    the Novel Dracula Bram Stoker‚ the author of Dracula as well as a Victorian man‚ includes religious elements in the book which explains the qualities of good and evil in the Victorian era London. Characters in the novel are Count Dracula‚ Jonathan Harker‚ Quincy Morris‚ Dr. Van Helsing‚ Mina Harker‚ and Lucy. Jonathan on his way to Dracula’s castle is the first character introduced. He is the husband of Mina‚ and the other men help him tremendously to save the town from the evil Dracula. Lucy is

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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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    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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    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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