Diary Form Narrative in Dracula Essay

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Use Of The Diary Form Narrative in The Novel Dracula The Irish author, Bram Stoker, was a creative and intellectual writer, and as such, wrote the gothic novel Dracula in the diary form of narrative. This was a good choice of how to write the novel since it was very beneficial to the plot of Dracula. Examples of how the diary form is beneficial to Dracula are seen in his writing and book, as I will now commence in telling you. One of the greatest benefits of the diary narrative is that the reader is allowed see, and feel the emotional hearts and souls of the emotional characters. This is great because when a character is not feeling too great and is hiding something, the reader knows this, and therefore the reader …show more content…
The good thing about using the diary to write is that it can be used interchangeably with periodicals and letters being written or read by a person. In the same way as in a diary, extensive descriptions and large emotional feelings can be expressed and felt by the reader. Also, during the usage of letters, two people conversing will and can be written out in dialog form; because of this, the two people, while talking, will not have to switch tenses after a couple of sentences. When the newspaper form is used, the reader can see what is happening and will be able to think for themselves and they will not have to have the book, or someone in the book explain what they are reading to them. So in other words, if a newspaper is written in the book, the reader will have the freedom to think, derive, and draw their own conclusions from the article being read. When the diary form is used, many things can go on at once. So one person can be talking or writing about something, and then someone else can also be telling about what is happening somewhere else. An example is where Mina finishes writing a journal entry and then all of a sudden, a new story of Dr. Van Helsing and his patient comes in through a new start of a diary. A great thing that is controlled wonderfully with the diary form is time. Time, which normally cannot be

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