Atheism In Dracula

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Dracula is a fictional character based on vampirism in the European Victorian Era written by Abraham Bram Stoker in May of 1897. Dracula was a made up creature of Bram’s imagination from his research of folktale and mythology. His inspiration and research led him to the creation of the now famous stories of Dracula and all Gothic vampire horror stories. In this essay you will discover the similarities and differences in religion and British Literature. Religion plays a large role in this novel by good vs. evil and faith vs. atheism. In my opinion, Gothic horror was meant for readers/viewers who can imagine the unknown horror of evil and the supernatural powers a being can have. Gothic horror is a genre that is mixed between love, fantasy …show more content…
Dracula is an immortal being which means he cannot die. Supernatural ties into religion because in Christianity immortal being are rejected by the power of Christ. Dracula will continue to be immortal as long as he is supplied human blood to feed on. Dracula also has supernatural powers beginning with capabilities of controlling people with his mind (mental telepathy). In Christianity, true Christians are prohibited from controlling others because they are supposed to follow the belief and teachings of Jesus Christ by loving everyone as their brother/sister and as an equals to worship our one and only GOD. According to Duran, “The folk legends and traditions Van Helsing draws upon suggest that the most effective weapons in fighting supernatural evil are symbols of unearthly good. In Dracula, all of the dead are granted the unparalleled peace of salvation and only the Un-Dead are barred from it” ( In reference to the quote by Mike Duran, it is stating that anything that limits the human being potential is against Christ and is looked upon as anti-Christ.
When the character Jonathan first suspects Dracula as being inhuman, he first see’s Dracula come out of the castle window and slowly begin to crawl down the castle wall. Jonathan knew that he was supernatural because according to Jonathan he says “What manner of man is this, or what manner of creature is it in the semblance of a man” (Bram Stokers Dracula, Chapter 3), and from that moment on I think Jonathan knew a fight between Christianity was about to

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