The Characteristics And Superstitions Of Dracula

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Over the course of history, all nations and tribes have all had their own share of stories of beasts and creatures. Most tribes have superstitions of creatures that hide in the dark, or rise with the full moon. There is an everlasting reservoir of recording of such beasts, although mainly fictional. However, to most people before the age of the information and experimentation, people believed in these lores wholeheartedly. One mythical being that has painted its picture all over the globe is the blood-sucking vampire. This creature has had a startling occurrence in the modern world yet, it still has yet to be debunked. The modern vampire is in another class, particularly different from old age vampiric folklore. As generally defined by …show more content…
Here is borne Count Dracula, the sophisticated aristocrat from Transylvania. Bram Stoker wrote an ingenious story Dracula, in 1897, which gives head way for the modern vampire. This character is the basis for most of the strengths, weaknesses, and superstitions of the modern fictitious vampire. In the story, he wished to relocate from Transylvania to England to spread the curse of the undead. Although, in the story, Count Dracula was unsuccessful and was destroyed by Dr.Abraham Van Helsing- the vampire hunter- this story is a legacy. Stoker 's novel was not solely based on the facts given to him by the people around him, but it is said that he based Count Dracula on an authentic person. His name was Vlad the Impaler, a prince of Wallachia, a region in Transylvania. Vlad was also known as 'Dracul ' or 'Dragon ' because he was involved in the same organization to keep Christianity safe from heathens. He is known mainly for his torture tactics during battles against the Ottoman Empire. Vlad the Impaler, had his enemies impaled by a stake and used as a warning for others. It was a sickening and sadistic manner to kill people, but it was his preferred manner and had given him his reputation. Although, Count Dracula did not seem to be such a sadist, many scholars, believe that at most Stoker had been inspired by Vlad the Impaler, to include the same name and location in his

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