Good Vs Evil In Dracula

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In the exposition of the hair-raising novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, Jonathan Harker, an English lawyer, travels to a mysterious and unknown place by the name of Transylvania. He helps a nobleman by the name of Count Dracula who wishes to purchase a house in England. Upon arrival, Harker’s suspicion about Count grows and soon comes to the realization that he is in fact a vampire. Dracula does not wish to move to London for the house but instead he has the desire to drink the blood of English people. Next up in the inciting incident, Harker escapes from Dracula’s castle and manages to flee without being killed. Despite the fact that he is now free, Harker remains in Budapest, Hungary for the time being when a vampire induces him with “brain …show more content…
One of the main themes was the good versus the evil played out extensively through the novel. Most of the characters introduced are either good or evil. Dracula obviously one of the most foul and vile creatures received, but by further inspection to what most of the other characters do it’s hard to decide whether some are good or evil. Mina, for example, unintentionally assists Dracula and yet still endures the pain of her “transformation”. Lucy Westerna transforms into a vampire, unplanned of course, making her a highly controversial character in the novel as well. Both characters easily go from good to evil. “The Crew of Light” is forced to kill Lucy who was once a good character and they are also forced to hunt Dracula down to prevent him from anymore evil doing. Moreover, these characters are considered “good” but have also done some devious things throughout the …show more content…
Count Dracula appears as a static character seeing as though he always seeks revenge and initiates troubling situations. As seen in the inciting incident, he feeds on Lucy, turns her into a vampire and eventually dies due to her vampire transformation. Mina nearly dies as well due to the telepathic “connection” that Dracula has created and without the help of the “Crew of Light” then Mina would still be in the villainous hands of Count Dracula himself. Although he had fled back to Transylvania at the end of the falling action just out of true fear, Dracula all-in-all still appears as a static character. Stoker uses indirect characterization with Dracula, establishing the fact that in the beginning of the book Harker describes him in one of his journal entries as well as the reactions other characters have towards this malicious, trouble-making

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