The Mystery Of Bram Stoker 's Dracula Essay

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Everyone has heard of Count Dracula. He is the “original” vampire. He was born within the mind of an author named Bram Stoker. Bram Stoker included many aspects of his life, beliefs and research into the novel. These include feminism from his mother, allusions to Transylvanian history, and his hatred of the upper class. The novel also includes complex characters who are perfect for Freudian analysis. These allusions and psychotic characters scare the reader, and put them in a world where humans are not on the top of the food chain. Bram Stoker’s Dracula can be analysed in a variety of different criticisms that when used together reveal the novels true splendor. Stoker was bom in Ireland on November 8, 1847. Bram Stoker, “was a sickly child, rarely rising from his bed until he was seven or eight. His mother . . . stayed by his side, telling him supernatural tales culled from Irish folklore.” (Camille–Yvette, and Welsch 38) His mother’s stories of Irish monsters might have inspired him to write a gothic horror novel. Being sick all the time probably led to Stoker having the time to let his mind muse around tales of vampires. This is where Dracula was born; within the mind of a young man who as a child listened to tales of monsters from his mother. When he finally wrote the book, he sent the manuscript to his mother. Stoker 's mother wrote in a letter to him, " . . . it is splendid, a thousand miles beyond anything you have written before, and I feel certain it will place…

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