Dracula, By Bram Stoker Essay

1979 Words May 27th, 2016 8 Pages
Fear is seen throughout the entire book of Dracula, it is something that we as human beings cannot escape from because there will always be fear. According to the dictionary fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or pose a threat to you or anyone around you. The vampire that Dracula is depicted as all the fears of people, around that time period, bottled into one person. The Dracula figure really helped to clarify what fear would look like. More fear is pulled from that of people that immigrate and the people of England having a fear of the change that is coming in Europe, especially in London. Dracula is also showed as being not able to see himself in a mirror and that can really be symbolized as the people that think Dracula as this really bad person don 't understand that they themselves aren 't that different in comparison. When Bram Stoker was writing this book in the early part of the 19th century, he wasn 't writing about a vampire that sucks people 's blood and is scary, he was using Dracula and the other characters to show the people of the time what their fears were. He took inspiration for the creation of the character "Dracula" from Prince of Wallachia (Vlad III AKA Vlad Drucul) nicknamed Tepes (Impaler) due to his love of publicly impaling his enemies (domestic and foreign) on sharpened tree trunks. Most people 's fear of the time was immigrants that came into Europe during…

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