"Dracula" Essays and Research Papers

Dracula

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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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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Dracula

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

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

“To what extent do the themes of Dracula reflect the social, cultural and historical context in which the novel is set? “ In one’s novel, themes successfully assist to highlight the social, cultural and historical context in which can impact the experience one can face. In ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker we are confronted by three protagonist who are un aware of the fact that vampires are lurking around, they experience various attacks and shocking discoveries which leads them to a new concept on the world...

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Dracula

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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Themes Salvation and Damnation As several characters note in the novel, a person's physical life is of secondary importance to the person's eternal life, which can be jeopardized if the person is made evil by a vampire like Dracula. Professor Van Helsing says, when he is explaining why they must kill the vampire Lucy, "But of the most blessed of all, when this now Un-Dead be made to rest as true dead, then the soul of the poor lady whom we love shall again be free." Even characters that are of...

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Dracula

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

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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Violence in Dracula

types of literature, violence exists to enhance the reader's interest in order to add a sense of excitement or conflict to a novel. This statement withholds much truthfulness due to the fact that without violence in a piece of literature such as Dracula by Bram Stoker, the plot would not have the same impact if it were lacking violence. So to holds true to that of the movie. The movie bares different characteristics then that of the book. First off, the whole ordeal with the wolf escaping and jumping...

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Dracula Comparison Paper

 Katelyn Poniatowski Professor Kanicki English 212 18 November 2013 Dracula Film and Movie Comparison Most anyone will say that a book is always better than a movie. This is simply due to the fact that it is impossible to fit every detail that a book can hold into a two-hour long movie. I was beyond surprised to discover that this was not the case when comparing Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel and Bram Stoker’s Dracula the movie. I found myself preferring the movie rendition. There were many...

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The Role of Characters in Dracula and Carmilla

The Role Of Characters In Dracula and Carmilla February 16th, 2009 EN-102-69 Professor Kaplan Essay 1 – Final Draft Acknowledgements This paper would not have been possible without the help of many people. Firstly, I would like to thank my classmates for all of their inputs and perspectives, in class discussions, thread discussions and their papers, which helped me gain a complete understanding of the two stories. I would also like to thank my peer edit partners Joey and Michele who provided...

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Degenerate Characteristics of Dracula

Degenerate Characters of Dracula In the novel, Dracula, Bram Stoker puts together a variety of characters with several characteristics that are unique and somewhat alike in many ways. One way that some of the characters are similar is that they show signs of being a degenerate. A degenerate is a person who has sunk below a former or normal condition and lost normal or higher qualities. These people most likely have mentally and sometimes physically become deteriorated to the point where they...

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Sexuality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

Sexuality in Bram Stoker's DraculaBram Stoker's Dracula, favorably received by critics upon publication in 1897, entertained its Victorian audience with unspeakable horrors such as vampires invading bedrooms to prey on beautiful maidens under the guise of night. The novel's eroticism proved even more unspeakable. Received in the era of repression, it remains questionable whether Dracula's readership perceived the sexuality flowing from the page. An advocate for the censorship of sexual material,...

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Dracula in comparison to Nosferatu

horror novel Dracula. Both of these two films, Nosferatu by Murnau and Dracula by Browning share similarities and differences. today I will comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences of the two films. When it comes to directors F.W. Murnau is certainly one name that is prominent. Because he is one of the three great German expressionist filmmakers of the silent period his works have become significant in the course of film history. In 1922 he set out to adapt the book Dracula by Bram...

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Dangers of Female Sexuality (Dracula)

Written in the late 19th century Brom Stokers Dracula the danger of female sexuality was put on display. Brom stokers Dracula dealt a lot with Victorian women and how they were belittle. There were certain standards women had to meet to be considered Victorian women. In the Victorian society women had very narrow gender roles. There were two paths a women could take she could be pure and virginal which would include being a mother and a wife. Or you were regarded to as a whore or expendable to the...

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Dracula Extension Speech

From the ability to change physical form to a blood-thirsty nature society has always been morbidly fascinated with the concept of Dracula. It has not only seduced literature such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula but also infected mainstream music and film industries. Many composers have expanded and appropriated much of the vampire genre such as Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula and Slayer’s Bloodline. The ideas surrounding vampires has been of good versus evil, the nature of religion and immortality. It is...

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Frankenstein and Dracula comparison

“‘Frankenstein’ is primarily a novel about the supernatural” Explore this idea in Shelley’s novel and consider how Dracula illuminates your understanding of the core text. The idea of the supernatural is an idea that has been around for centuries and is an idea that both Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker choose when they wrote their novels ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Dracula’. The idea of the supernatural in its literal meaning is the opposite of anything natural; it is the existence beyond the visible and...

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Frankenstein, Dracula and Spiritualism

mind. Would they imagine the first vampire of film, Nosferatu, with bat-like features or simply a dark figure lurking in the shadows with two long fangs and a thirst for blood. Contrast that with the images that come when you say the name Dracula. Dracula is the aristocrat in the castle, the lord of all vampires and his image in set in us. Vampire legends and myths are thousands of years old and find homes in most cultures around the world. From the chiang-shih of China to the Lamia of Greek...

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Dr. Abraham Van Helsing in Dracula

Literature Circles #2 Question 4: Matthew Ma Describe Dracula as a simple tale of good versus evil. Which characters or ideas does Stoker depict as "good"? Which does he depict as "evil"? How do these characters and ideas conflict within the story? Dracula is evidently a classic book of good versus evil. Anywhere in the book, the two sides are always standing against each other. Backing up just how evil Dracula is, Jonathan inquires on page 70, “He might kill me, but death now seemed...

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Dracula Analysis

Dracula, written by Bram Stoker, presents readers to possibly the most infamous monster in all of literature. The fictional character Count Dracula, has come to symbolize the periphery between the majority and being an outsider to that group. Dracula’s appeal throughout the years and genres unquestionably stem from his sense of romanticism and monster. Readers no doubt are attracted to his monstrous sensibilities, which provide a sense of looking first at his appearance, personality, and behavior...

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The Settings of Dracula

streets, waterways, recurring rainy weather, interesting European architecture, and mystique, London is the perfect location for Bram Stoker's Dracula. London: The capital of Great Britain, and the center of attention in the nineteenth century, due to the many incidents that were going on at the time. The novel includes many daunting scenes, such as when Dracula heaves a sack withholding a deceased child before three female vampires. It is no surprise why he choose London to be the setting of his novel...

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Diary Form Narrative in Dracula

Use Of The Diary Form Narrative in The Novel Dracula The Irish author, Bram Stoker, was a creative and intellectual writer, and as such, wrote the gothic novel Dracula in the diary form of narrative. This was a good choice of how to write the novel since it was very beneficial to the plot of Dracula. Examples of how the diary form is beneficial to Dracula are seen in his writing and book, as I will now commence in telling you. One of the greatest benefits of the diary narrative...

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Dracula - Symbolism of Blood

In Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most blatant and powerful symbol is blood. He takes the blood that means so much to the believers of this legend and has it represent more than even they could imagine. Blood is the main object associated with vampires and vampirism. From a mythical standpoint, it is the basis of life for the vampires as they feed off of the blood of young, vibrant souls. From a more scientific standpoint blood is what would drip out of the corpse's mouth when family members would dig...

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Gothic Essay: Dracula vs. the Lady in the House of Love

to continue into the twenty-first century, modifying to reflect present societal concerns. The works of Bram Stroker’s in his novel Dracula and Angela Carter’s modern short story The Lady In The House of Love explore the concepts of Gothic setting and characterization through the use of description, symbolism, imagery, simile, sibilance and emotive language. Dracula, first published by Bram Stroker in 1897, is considered to be one of the most famous texts in the Gothic genre. It is an epistolary...

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Nosferatu: Silent Film and Dracula

framing. Loosely based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, the film is the story of a realtor named Jonathon who travels to Dracula's castle in order to close a house deal. He goes there despite many warnings and soon discovers that Dracula is actually a vampire. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Nina is plagued with nightmares about Dracula and often goes into strange trances. Jonathon escapes from the castle but is not free of Draculas power, for Dracula purchases a house across the street from...

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Liminality in Dracula

Liminality in Dracula “Liminal entities are neither here nor there; they are betwixt and between the positions assigned and arrayed by law, custom, convention, and ceremonial” (Turner, The Ritual Process 95). Arnold van Gennep’s original concept of liminality is a central theme to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It provides depth and understanding behind many of the superstitious beliefs and occurrences throughout the novel. Liminality is the threshold and the presence of an in between state occurring within...

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Dracula Summary

Dracula Summary Dracula is an epistolary novel, meaning that 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...

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Dracula, by Bram Stoker - The Superstition That Made the Supernatural Powers

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 causes and effects in ways that defy logic and fail all impartial tests...

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Subverted 19th Century Traditional Social Mores and Norms in Dracula

Mores and Norms in Dracula Bram Stoker’s Dracula remains one of the more recognizable novels of its genre despite being published in 1897. A classic horror story which has been retold and produced over and over again since its original publication, Dracula was especially disturbing when it originally was released because of how Stoker attacks Victorian era social mores and norms throughout the entire novel. Stoker subverts traditional 19th Century social mores and norms in Dracula through the portrayal...

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Femininity in Dracula

Discuss how Bram Stoker portrays femininity in Dracula? Bram Stoker uses both the female and the male characters to present femininity in Dracula. Stoker uses characters like Dracula to explore the sexuality of women and to express the idea that it is morally wrong and dangerous for a woman to be voluptuous and if she is, she will suffer the consequences. Additionally, the two most important female characters in Dracula, Mina Murray and Lucy Westenra, are used by Stoker to present different female...

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Characters For Dracula

Count Dracula He is the main character in the novel, however, he is mainly a shadowy figure in a majority of the novel. As the antagonist in the novel he is shown to be one step ahead of the others. There is little actual characterization done by Stoker and much of Dracula’s personality and past remains mysterious. There are some intentions and obvious evils, however that is the main extent of the characterization. However, in spite of his plot role, Dracula is mainly the reason why the other characters...

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Bram Stoker's Dracula: a Struggle to Maintain Victorian Upper and Middle Class

The Victorian men and women conveyed in Bram Stoker's Dracula are pure and virtuous members of the upper and middle class. However, hiding behind this composed and civilized conception of England lies a dark and turbulent underbelly. This underbelly is the lumpenproletariat, whom Karl Marx defined as "the lowest and most degraded section of the proletariat; the ‘down and outs' who make no contribution to the workers cause". Victorian culture discriminated against these vagrants, who were seen...

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Dracula Good + Evil

Dracula Write an essay on the representation of the themes of Good and Evil in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Dracula is a story about the perennial battle between good and evil involving Dracula as the antagonist. This war dates back as far as God versus the Devil or the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch in Oz. It is black and white, right? But wait, wasn’t it God who drowned the entire human population at one point and killed every Egyptian firstborn son at another. Was Lucifer a revolutionary...

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Dracula

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: An Epitome of the Gothic Novel

Alex Prather Weems British Literature August 9, 2010 Dracula, by Bram Stoker, is quite the epitome of the gothic novel. Towards the beginning of the story, the setting takes place in an old and ominous castle, which is highly characteristic of gothic literature. Harker’s tribulation begins when “the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle,” (Stoker 18). There is also a gloomy and menacing tone given to the setting of the novel, as in most pieces...

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Elements of Romanticism in Stoker's Dracula

monster in his novel, Dracula. Stoker uses a series of letters and journal entries to tell the story form a first person point of view. The Count, for whom the book is named, seems to be invincible to mere man. Stoker uses his character of Dracula to reflect the elements of romanticism through his supernatural powers, a fascination with youth and innocence, and imagery. Dracula seems to possess unexplainable supernatural powers. When Jonathan Harker is traveling to castle Dracula, he is unaware that...

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Vlad the Impaler, the True Dracula

Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Vlad III, Dracula, Drakulya, or Tepes, was born in late 1431, in the citadel of Sighisoara, Transylvania, the son of Vlad II or Dracul, a military governor, appointed by Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund. Vlad Dracul was also a knight in the Order of the Dragon, a secret fraternity created in 1387 by the Emperor, sworn to uphold Christianity and defend the empire against the Islamic Turks. Transylvania, along with Moldavia, and Wallachia, are now joined together as Romania. The...

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Dracula and Blade Comparison

is a term used to depict fictitious work that has incorporated a lot of horror scenes as well as elements of the unreal world, exploring the conflict between good and evil and dealing with the supernatural in some sort of way. The episodic novel Dracula written by Bram Stoker in 1897 and the movie Blade by Stephen Norrington created in 1998 bring to the fore many conventions relating to the Gothic Horror genre despite their vastly different contexts. Gothic elements of imprisonment, eccentricity...

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Bram Stoker's Dracula

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...

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Gothic Literature- the Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe and Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula by Bram Stoker and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe Any text that is composed is written to fit into the society that it is written for. A genre must evolve and modernise itself to remain relevant and interesting to the target audience. In “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe and “Dracula” by Bram Stoker, the composers have both adapted their stories to appeal the people of their time. “Dracula” by Bram Stoker used many of the conventions of the gothic genre to appeal to the Victorian...

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Unseen Forces: Lesbian Relationships in Stoker's Dracula and Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula

blood-sucking Transylvanian man, upon diving deeper into Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, one can find issues of female sexuality, homoeroticism, and gender roles. Many read Dracula as an entertaining story full of scary castles, seductive vampires, and mysterious forces, yet at the same time, they are being bombarded with descriptions of sex, images of rape, and homosexual relationships. In Francis Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, Stoker's presentation of homoeroticism is taken, reworked, and presented...

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Dracula

English Analytical Essay Bram Stoker wrote the novel Dracula, which was published in May the 26th in 1897. The novel positions the audience to believe Dracula is the antagonist because he is different and in society being different is bad. The novel Dracula is a prime example of a gothic love story genre. It has remained a popular novel by representing the life of the Victorian era. ‘Dracula’ utilises the concepts of power and gender as shown in the book. Men are supposed to be strong, brave,...

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Dracula Transformation Essay

which is a reconstruction of Dracula, a novel by Bram Stoker, and Nosferatu a film directed by F.W. Murnau. The use of intertexuality in Shadow of the Vampire is a key aspect which allows it to echo; themes, the gothic mode and issues that are present in the other two texts. Through a clear pastiche, Merhige produces a new text from the old. Immortality is a key theme which has been subverted from the physical sense through sucking blood, as it’s represented in Dracula, to the spiritual sense through...

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Dracula

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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Texts Can Be Modified or Appropriated to Suit Different Audiences or Purposes, Yet Still Remain Firmly Within the Genre. Discuss Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and at Least One of the Films You Have Studied.

remain firmly within the genre. Discuss Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and at least one of the films you have studied. FW Murnau’s 1921 film Nosferatu is an appropriation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. Despite it being an appropriation, explicit gothic conventions remain evident, which explore societal fears and values. These fears and values differ from Dracula, due to distinct contextual influences of different time periods. Stoker’s novel Dracula, presents the fear of female promiscuity, for which...

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Dracula

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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Dracula Fine Arts Critique

E-302 26 September 2012 Fine Arts Critique Dracula Are you into horror, drama and a good scare? If you answered yes then Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville is the play for you. The play was directed by William McNulty. This play was absolutely astonishing and I personally loved every minute of it. Dracula’s plot consists of a villainous vampire named Count Dracula and several brave men and women working together to try and defeat Dracula. The play is a summary of the events that take...

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Reading Dracula Like a (Young) Professor

20th century: his vampire epic Dracula. Ever since Dracula, Transylvania, and castles have been associative of vampirism, the world has become “bloody”. There are slight deviations to the novel, but the majority of them are fairly partial to the novel. Worldly views show Dracula as an old man with a new face. The inception of Bram Stoker’s Dracula has been the melting pot of the recreations and incarnations of the world’s deadliest, blood-sucking vampire, Count Dracula. On a bumpy train ride to the...

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Such a Beast: Sexuality and Humanization in Dracula

Over the course of cinematic history, many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the chilling, unprecedented world of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Arguably very few have succeeded, for the majority of directors tend to avoid the pervasive sexuality inherent in the novel. It is a difficult task to achieve, considering the blatant imagery surrounding sex and vampirism, such as the reproduction following a vampiric encounter and the phallocentric nature of the violence committed both by and against these...

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‘in Dracula, Lucy Represents a 19th Century Ideal of Femininity, Whereas Mina Embodies a More Modern View of the Role of Women’.

‘In Dracula, Lucy represents a 19th century ideal of femininity, whereas Mina embodies a more modern view of the role of women’. To what extent do you agree? Stoker’s presentation of the differences between Mina and Lucy provokes the debate about whether Lucy is intended to represent a traditional female role, with Mina being her modern counterpart. A typical depiction of life for a 19th century woman involved staying at home to look after their families; whereas, 20th century women secured...

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Literary Review of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Review of Bram Stoker’s Dracula Prior to the creation of the literary classic “Dracula”, Bram Stoker spent his time managing the Lyceum Theatre and legendary actor Henry Irving. According to Jennifer Dorn, when the novel was first published in 1897, critics regarded it as a “pulp fiction potboiler” (Dorn). The novels declaration as a literary masterpiece came many years later. A graduate of Trinity college, Stoker came from a middle class Irish family, the son of a civil servant. The publication...

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Dracula Chpt. in Depth Summary and Commentary

Summary The novel begins with the diary kept by Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor, or lawyer, as he travels through Central Europe on the business of his firm. He is on his way to the castle of Count Dracula, a Transylvanian nobleman, to conclude a deal in which the Count will purchase an English estate. We learn that he has just qualified to be a solicitor, this is his first assignment as a professional, and he is engaged to a young woman named Mina Murray. Harker describes in detail...

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Explore the Presentation of Mina Harker in "Dracula"

Explore the presentation of Mina Most critics would safely agree that “Dracula” is a novel that dramatically presents the role of the female in Victorian society. Bram Stoker was writing this novel at the end of the nineteenth century when Victorian women were placed into three distinct categories, all three relating to their sexual behaviour. She was either a virgin, so pure and innocent; a mature wife or mother; or if she was neither of these she was considered a “loose woman” and so was neglected...

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Dracula

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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Dracula: Mina Harker and Lucy Westenra

In the novel, Dracula, by Bram Stoker, we are introduced to two specific ladies that are essential to the essence of this gothic, horror novel. These two women are Mina Harker and Lucy Westenra. The purpose for these two women was for Stoke to clearly depict the two types of women: the innocent and the contaminated. In the beginning, the women were both examples of the stereotypical flawless women of this time period. However, as the novel seems to progress, major differences are bound to arise...

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Dracula: Barrier of Sanity vs. Insanity

Dracula Essay Rough Copy The setting of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is in the late nineteenth-century London, where the flourishing of technology is replacing people’s belief of the old superstitious ways. The characters in this novel experience contacts with the supernatural beings that is unable to be proven even by the most advanced technology at the time, which leads them to doubt their own sanity. However, the progression of the novel proves that peace is restored into the characters’ lives after...

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Psychoanalytical Analysis of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'

Carlos Dena Honors English 11 5/20/13 Critical Analysis on Dracula With several illicit subjects listed throughout Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the book becomes a playground for psychoanalysts. Whether it be to see a subjects as simple as the conscious take over a character, or a character’s surroundings corrupting its victims, Dracula intrigues in more ways than just its vampiristic features. The following is a psychoanalytic study with a focus on vampirism imitating sexual practice and drug usage...

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