The Aspects Of Metecirism In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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As Bram Stoker’s job took flight, he was able to do more research than he had done before through his curiosity in vampirism and the influences of current events during his time period. Once Stoker broke the surface of vampirism through word of mouth, he dove deeper, doing his own research and applying it to his novel:
Due to his work at the theater, Stoker entertained a wide variety of people, including the Hungarian adventurer and professor Arminius Vambery, who related stories of vampires in Eastern Europe. Shortly after this meeting, Stoker began researching vampirism. (Contemporary Authors 5)
Stoker worked for a good amount of his life in the theater and it was not uncommon for him to make new acquaintances. Meeting Vambery heavily influenced
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Bram Stoker’s Dracula succeeded through the little things that any good horror novel should have. Observations made can see that Stoker had a success: “’Dracula is extremely effective as a horror novel,’ write Farson and Dematteis. ‘In part, this is probably due to the fact that it touches universal human fears that are expressed in myths of vampires, werewolves and zombies; but it is also due to Stoker’s skill” (Contemporary Authors Online 6). Stoker’s observations on human fear and vampirism make for an interesting mix of horror. Touching on such fear cannot help but make a reader relate to the characters and their actions. As humans evolve their fears stay the same making Dracula unforgettable through the years. Stoker’s writing applies to reader’s with common thoughts: “What manner of man is this, or what manner of creature is it in the semblance of man? I feel the dread of this horrible place overpowering me, I am in fear- in awful fear- and ther is no escape for me, I am encompassed about with terrors that I dare not think of…” (Stoker 40) The fear that Jonathan recounts in his journal is detailed and intriguing. The description of fear is capturing as readers take on Jonathan’s character through his point of view. The passage reveals how Stoker wrote horror in his novel through character emotions. Stoker also used his writing skill to draw in

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