What is the message behind Dracula?What is the interpretation of Dracula? What does Stoker trying to teach the reader by Dracula?



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Posted on (Answer #2)

There are a number of interpretations we might make if we read the story thematically or symbolically. 

I'd like to say that the Dracula story functions as a counter-part to our notions of idealized eternal life. What if we were granted our wish to live a human life forever, but we must become a monster in the process? 

Taking this as the comment, we can see the story as an expression of the idea that human life is only "human" within its natural limits.

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Posted on (Answer #3)

The most obvious less to me is the nature of good and evil.  A person can try to be good, but be “infected” by evil, just as metaphorically a person becomes infected as a vampire.  Then you live a cursed life, rather than a life of eternal bliss.


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