Comparison Between Bram Stoker 's Dracula Essay

733 Words Nov 13th, 2015 3 Pages
Besides Lucy, the most significant difference in Bram Stoker’s Dracula the movie was probably Mina. Although she becomes one of the main characters in both the book and the film, she plays a more prominent role in the movie. In the film, she had many of the same traits and characteristics that she did in the book, but in the film, she is also the reincarnation of Elisabeta, Dracula’s first wife who committed suicide. This eventually leads to Mina falling in love with Dracula, even though she marries Jonathan. However, the story from the novel depicts Mina as herself, not as a reincarnation of another, and never mentions anything of Dracula’s first/former wives (excluding the three undead brides). There is a good chance that this was put in to draw people’s attention to another love affair between Mina and Dracula, since everyone loves drama. This would also give viewers an idea of what Dracula meant when he said to both Jonathan and one of his wives, “I too can love, and I will love again” (Coppola). Mina’s role could also be altered in the movie because many filmmakers “try to solve problems they perceive in the original work” (WGBH 17). In the novel, Bram Stoker could not hold readers’ attention after Lucy died, so they fixed that by adding Dracula and Mina’s love affair so they could hold viewers’ attention. Relating to Mina and Dracula, a major difference between Bram Stoker’s Dracula the film and the book is the film’s sexual scenes. An example is when the…

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