Analysis Of The Book ' Dracula ' By Bram Stoker Essay

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The book Dracula written by Bram Stoker is about Jonathan Harker, a man who travels to Transylvania to come up with a deal with Count Dracula, who lives in a castle. The Count sees a picture of Jonathan 's soon to be wife Mina, and he tells Jonathan to tell her he will be at the castle longer than expected only to be trapped by Dracula. While Jonathan is trapped in the castle Dracula travels to meet Mina, who falls in love with because of her similarity to his late wife. While Dracula is visiting Mina Jonathan is nearly killed by three vampires living in the Castle.
Dracula goes to London to win over Mina and as time goes on he continues to seduce her. However, he is met with many challenges like Jonathan, who at this point has escaped, and Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, who knows Dracula is a vampire and knows exactly how to defeat him. With the help of the group formed with Jonathan, Van Helsing and Quincy they worked on destroying his only resting place which is his coffin in his castle in Transylvania.
There are a variety of gothic elements used to create a gothic setting in the in the story used by Bram Stoker to create a tense and evil setting which is created using the physical, social and psychological setting. The gothic tones in this book give a sense of mystery, suspense and gloom, which is demonstrated in a variety ways throughout the book. One example being when Jonathan is exploring the castle and mysteriously all of the doors are locked. This creates the…

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