Bram Stoker Biography

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Not many people know of Bram Stoker but they sure do know about his works. Bram Stoker was born in Dublin Ireland, he was born on November 8, 1847. Bram Stoker was the third oldest of seven children. When Stoker was only seven years old he had an unknown disease that doctors had no cure for, he was forced to stay in bed while his brothers and sisters were out playing. When Stoker was only seventeen years of age he “entered Trinity College in Dublin”(British Writers / supplement. Vol. III. 378). When Stoker graduated from Trinity College in Dublin in 1870, he did so while having honors in history and mathematics. There is not much known about Bram Stoker’s parents other than their names and that they have one grandchild only by Bram Stoker. …show more content…
Bram Stoker’s birth name is Abraham Stoker Jr., Bram was named after his father but wanted to be called Bram instead of Abraham like his father. Bram Stoker had become friends with the actor Henry Irving. Stoker first met Irving when Irving was in a play, Stoker was only nineteen at the time. Stoker seen Irving “in a performance of Richard Sheridan’s ‘The Rivals’”(British Writers / supplement. Vol. III. 378). When Stoker was young he did not know what he was going to do with his life. He was good at sports in college and maybe he wanted to be a football player. Stoker did not know that he would wind up as a great British writer. He did not know his name and novel would be around still today. Stoker’s novel Dracula will forever live on and help shape the vampire creature furthermore. Bram Stoker’s Dracula has given an image to the vampire, as writers and directors use his vampire image still to this …show more content…
Stoker had written different types of short stories and novels, he even wrote short stories for children. “Stoker [started publishing] his stories [in] 1872, including the ‘Crystal Cup’ (1872), his first horror tale ‘The Chain of Destiny’ (1875), a collection of children’s stories Under the Sunset (1881), and his first novel The Snake’s Pass (1890), but he did not realize fame until the overwhelming success of Dracula (1897)” (victorianweb.org). Stoker was not that person who stuck to one genre. He jumped around got a feel for what he liked and when he wrote his most successful novel, Dracula, he had figured out some things that he was interested in. In the novel Dracula Stoker shows conflict with what every human person may face, good and evil. He shows how the good characters in the novel are attracted to evil, but in the end good always wins. In the novel Dracula there happens to be a lawyer who travels to Transylvania where the lawyer is almost attacked by three female vampires, but it gets suddenly interrupted by Count Dracula himself. “Stoker suggest that evil, represented by the vampires, is an almost irresistible force which requires great spiritual strength to overcome” (Beacham 's Guide to Literature for Young Adults). Stoker is suggesting that in order to overcome evil you have to have a good relationship with

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