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Dracula has been interpreted a myriad of ways over the years, with many focusing on its depiction of women and sexuality or simply describing it as a battle between good and evil. And these are...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2020, 12:05 pm (UTC)

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Bram Stoker uses sensory details to create a sense of fear and foreboding as Count Dracula and his army of the undead gain strength and move to make a bid for world domination. This sense of dread...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2021, 11:47 am (UTC)

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The central conflict of the novel is no less than the future of humanity. This conflict plays out between a re-empowered Dracula's desire to take over the world and the desire of a small group of...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2018, 12:12 pm (UTC)

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Bram Stoker wrote Dracula in 1897. The settings of the book reflect two major traditions in horror writing, those of the older pure Gothic form and the newer traditions of the sensation novel. The...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2017, 1:14 pm (UTC)

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While both Dracula and Beloved deal with the supernatural, their approaches to the subject/genre are very different. With Dracula, Bram Stoker tells a chilling story of an evil entity driven to...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016, 8:44 pm (UTC)

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In the long discussions Dracula has with Jonathan Harker before Harker learns the truth about him, Dracula appears fixated upon the historical events that have taken place in his homeland. It is,...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020, 4:02 am (UTC)

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Count Dracula's physical appearance is provided by Jonathan Harker in the May 5th entry in his journal, which is found in chapter 2of Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel, Dracula. Harker, a...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2019, 11:42 pm (UTC)

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When gothic literature first burst onto the literary scene in the late eighteenth century, it was the subject of widespread contempt and derision. For one thing, there was a certain excess about...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2020, 9:08 pm (UTC)

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I have always seen the novel as representing fighting off the impulse to do evil. Of course it's not your fault if you get bitten by a vampire. In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012, 9:32 pm (UTC)

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This question is interesting because it sheds light on one of the crucial features of Bram Stoker's Dracula, namely that, as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it is essentially a novel about science....

Latest answer posted August 14, 2015, 3:33 pm (UTC)

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In Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, Jonathan Harker, his resourceful fiancee Mina Murray, the highly learned Dr. van Helsing and a few others team up to fight the vampire, Count Dracula. After many...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2016, 1:18 pm (UTC)

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One common theme is free will versus determinism. Do we really get to choose who we become? Did Frankeinstein's monster get a choice? Did Dracula? How do we get to save ourselves from what we...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012, 9:33 pm (UTC)

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The section of chapter 18 you refer to is from Mina Harkers’s journal. It records a meeting between an eclectic mix of people seeking to end Dracula’s tyranny. Van Helsing, the Dutch academic and...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2019, 11:49 am (UTC)

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Stoker's novel never specifies a former tragic romance for Dracula despite the presence of these lines. Multiple film adaptations have played fast and loose with this bit of dialogue. Most...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2020, 12:38 pm (UTC)

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The climax of the novel is when they finally find and kill Count Dracula. The falling action is the relatively brief section of the novel found after this, and, especially, Mina's note written...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2007, 2:35 am (UTC)

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Yes, the Count is crawling "lizard fashion" down the wall, and he is dressed in Harker's clothes. The reason for this is because Dracula wants to give others the impression that Jonathan...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2008, 4:51 am (UTC)

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Dracula, which was written by Bram Stoker in 1897, is one of the most well-known vampire fantasy novels. It tells the story of Count Dracula’s move from Transylvania to England in search is new...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019, 12:43 pm (UTC)

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When it comes to the presentation of gender roles in Dracula, there is virtually no ambiguity whatsoever. Men are men, and women are women, and that's pretty much all there is to it. Men are...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2020, 11:31 am (UTC)

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There are allusions to Shakespeare, mythology, and the Bible. For example, there is an allusion to Hamlet and Macbeth. In chapter 3 there is also an allusion to Thor and Wodin, from Norse...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012, 9:25 pm (UTC)

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Transylvania appears both at the beginning and the end of Dracula. Bram Stoker presents it as a foil to England, the home of most of the heroic characters. England is presented as modern: science...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2021, 11:49 am (UTC)

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The vampires are clearly seen as spreading the disease and infection of vampirism throughout the globe. Dracula and his vampires come to London precisely because it is a major port city from which...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2018, 2:41 pm (UTC)

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Of all the characters in Bram Stoker's classic of Gothic horror, Dracula, it is perhaps Mina Murray who provides the continuity necessary for this epistolary novel to hold together. Initially...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2015, 2:04 am (UTC)

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While he doesn't name the Count as a vampire while he resides at this castle, Jonathan does see him crawl like a lizard, experiences the seduction of the "weird sisters," and understands...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2007, 11:58 pm (UTC)

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In one entry in Harker's diary prior to his discovery of the Count in his box, it occurs to him that he has "not yet seen the Count in daylight." This leads him to wonder whether he actually sleeps...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2018, 8:04 am (UTC)

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In Chapter 5 of the famous horror novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, Lucy Westenra confides in letters to Mina Murray that three suitors propose to her in the same day. The first person to propose is...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2019, 4:36 pm (UTC)

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Harker describes Transylvania as a very primitive place. It is a backwater, depicted almost as at the ends of the earth, despite being in Europe. Life seemingly has changed very little since the...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2017, 9:46 pm (UTC)

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One way to focus your thesis statement might be to expound upon one of the themes in Dracula. Some of these include the clash of good vs. evil, science (or rationality) vs. superstition...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2018, 9:35 pm (UTC)

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Among the many themes in the novel by Bram Stoker, you can certainly cite good versus evil as this is the ultimate balancing act that the novel covers: who will win in the end? Us, or them? The...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2015, 9:39 pm (UTC)

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Mysterious castles, isolated landscapes, stormy skies, dark interiors. All tropes of Gothic literature, which, as author Joyce Carol Oates states, is “the most imaginative of all literatures,...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2014, 2:22 am (UTC)

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In the third chapter of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Count Dracula and Jonathan have a long conversation in which Dracula answers Jonathan's questions about Transylvania and explains the history of his...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2021, 7:12 pm (UTC)

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Because Harker's story of his visit to Count Dracula comes to us as a diary, we have an exact account of how long he stayed. Harker arrived on May 3, and Count Dracula allowed him to leave on June...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2019, 1:45 pm (UTC)

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I think that Renfield's extremes are dependent on Dracula's condition because he has placed his stock in Dracula. Being Dracula's servant, whatever Renfield yearns will only be accomplished if his...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2012, 3:24 am (UTC)

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Stoker chose the epistolary format to structure Dracula. Epistolary novels are presented as a series of diary entries and/or letters. By the time Stoker used the format, epistolary novels were an...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2020, 12:01 pm (UTC)

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Technology plays an important part in Dracula, and Mina, surely one of the earliest girl-geeks in literature, is fascinated by Seward's phonograph, which he uses to make voice memos. Her interest...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2016, 2:06 am (UTC)

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Jonathan Harker, the hero protagonist of Dracula by Bram Stoker, states that Count Dracula's castle is a "veritable prison" because every door in the vast castle, with a plenitude of doors, was...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2009, 2:21 am (UTC)

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Obsession comes in many forms in Dracula. 1. The villagers are obsessed with religion and think that such an obsession will secure them and keep them safe from the evils of Transylvania. 2....

Latest answer posted February 23, 2009, 11:42 pm (UTC)

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This is a quote from Renfield. It is one that reflects how the ideas of madness and sanity, love and hatred, passion and vengeance are all morphed together throughout the narrative. Renfied is...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2010, 9:49 pm (UTC)

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What is striking in the opening chapters of Dracula is how little Stoker actually brings any sort of truly striking weather into the story. The landscape during Harker's stagecoach ride is...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2019, 2:40 am (UTC)

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As the novel is set in the Victorian era where sexual repression was rife, Bram Stoker's Dracula unleashes the "monster," so to speak, and explores sexuality and its many manifestations through its...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2019, 11:10 am (UTC)

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I think that Dracula's being can be seen as liminal in several ways. On one hand, he is free to move wherever he wishes and has total freedom. However, he is bound to being housed in earth from...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2013, 12:12 pm (UTC)

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Bram Stoker's use of the epistolary novel format enables him to tell the story of Dracula from multiple points of view. Instead of a single first-person narrator or an omniscient third-person voice...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2019, 1:24 am (UTC)

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I think that one of the primary ideas that comes out of the book is the battle between redemption and salvation. The notion of "being damned" is not only linked to Dracula's taking of Lucy and his...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2010, 5:38 pm (UTC)

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I think that this is one of the defining elements of Stoker's work. It seems to me that there is a clear division between what represents salvation and what represents condemnation. Dracula seems...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2012, 9:25 am (UTC)

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This novel is set during the Victorian Era, during a time of religious crisis. People who had been highly dedicated to the ideals of Christianity were suddenly presented with the ideas of Charles...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2011, 1:56 am (UTC)

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Over the course of the last few chapters, the characters make several observations and discoveries about Dracula. The plan that they devise in chapter eighteen is to locate all of the boxes of dirt...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2008, 3:04 am (UTC)

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One particular adjective that can be used to describe Harker would be determined. He is determined to escape the Count's castle. He is determined to be reunited with Mina. He is also determined...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2013, 10:57 pm (UTC)

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The name of the novel points to the central importance of Count Dracula and the threat he represents. While Dracula does not tell the story, those who do tell it are united in believing that...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018, 4:38 am (UTC)

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of the great horror classics. Stitched together in the form of diary entries, newspaper reports, and letters, it tells the story of Count Dracula’s journey to England,...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2015, 2:50 pm (UTC)

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The turning point in a story, also called the climax, is the moment when the rising action turns into falling action. The term rising action refers to all events that create suspense and tension,...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2015, 4:05 am (UTC)

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This apparent contrast can be best understood in light of the conflict between the aristocracy and middle classes as viewed by reformers and thinkers in the last two decades of nineteenth-century...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2021, 6:00 am (UTC)

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