Suspense And Horror Characters In Frankenstein's Frankenstein And Dracula

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Frankenstein and Dracula are stories of monsters that cause destruction and stress for other people. Both stories are classic horror stories that present similar, yet different characters. The main characters in both fight to defeat the monsters. In Frankenstein, the protagonist Victor Frankenstein studied at a university in Ingolstadt, and became fascinated with the creation of life. Victor Frankenstein was very smart, yet very foolish. Trying to be godlike, he discovered how to bring inanimate objects to life, and created Frankenstein. Frankenstein turned out to be a terrible decision. When the being was created, it was nice, loving, and astute. He only turned into a monster because he was neglected by Dr. Frankenstein. He became lonely …show more content…
There is suspense and horror in both novels. Though they are both monsters, they had two different motives for their malicious behavior. The monster from Frankenstein was abandoned the second it was born. It was clueless, and had to learn everything on its own. It was originally created to be a part of a subservient race of beings that all looked up to Dr. Frankenstein. The world did not welcome the being; some left town and some attacked the being. The monster was born goodhearted, not evil. He tried to become friends with cottagers, and he saved a girl from drowning, but even this did not help combat his loneliness. In contrast, Count Dracula had different reasons for being evil. Dracula was a monster the entire time. He needed to suck the blood out of human beings to survive. Count Dracula has no pity from the readers, while the monster …show more content…
Dr. Frankensteins fiancee, Elizabeth Lavenza, was not to involved in his life. She didn 't show interest in his work and did not really care too much when he was stressed out. Frankenstein never told Elizabeth about his work. At the end of the novel, Elizabeth dies by the hand of the novel. In Dracula, Mina was a much better woman to Jonathan. When she noticed Johnathan was gone for awhile she was very concerned. When he fell ill, she was right by his side. She also really wanted to assist in the killing of Dracula. She helped to lead the men to Dracula’s hideout. Mina and Elizabeth are very different characters. Dracula and Frankenstein have very different plots, with similar yet different character types. Both Frankenstein and Harker try to kill villains, but only Harker is successful. Both monsters cause damage, but they have different motives for their actions. The two female lovers to the protagonists are polar opposites. These two horror novels show that although common horrors have similar characters, they don’t necessarily have the same plots, nor same personalities within the

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