Dracula, By Bram Stoker Essay

1073 Words Dec 18th, 2015 5 Pages
The book, Dracula has interested many readers since it’s publications in 1897 (SparkNotes Context). The reason why it is extremely popular is because of the book’s interesting characters, themes and symbolism. To begin with, one must first know about Bram Stoker’s life, and the plot of the book. Then one can analyze the characters, themes, and symbolism. Finally, Dracula can be looked at from a Biblical view. To begin with, Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 8, 1847. Son of a civil servant, Stoker was a sickly child (SparkNote Context). Bram Stoker published his first literary work, The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, a handbook in legal administration, in 1879 (Biography). Turning to fiction later in life, Stoker published his masterpiece, Dracula, in 1897. Gained to be a classic novel not long after its release, Dracula has continued to gain success for more than a century, inspiring the creation of hundreds of film, theatrical and literary adaptations. In addition to Dracula, before his death in 1912, he published a dozen novels (Biography).
The plot begins with Jonathan Harker, and English lawyer, travels to Transylvania to help hammer out the logistics for a wealthy nobleman, Count Dracula, who wants to purchase a house in England. Harker soon realizes that something is weird about the Count. Well, he later finds out that the Count is a vampire. Dracula is not moving to London for the museums, he wants to drink the blood of the English…

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