The Role Of Good And Evil In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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No one is born good or evil but the world has the ability to mould a person to become one or the other. In Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, the story is told through journal entries by all of the characters. Stoker deploys the classic “good versus evil” plot. The evil being displayed by Count Dracula and the good being shown by the other characters who sought out to defeat Dracula upon figuring out his true desires. The story begins with a young solicitor named Jonathon Harker who is assigned to go to Transylvania by his firm to assist Count Dracula 's purchase of real estate in London. The battle is foreshadowed upon the young solicitor, Jonathon Harker being handed a crucifix after hearing a landlady say, "It is the eve of St. George 's Day. Do you not know that tonight, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will have full sway?” (4). All of the characters including Jonathon and Mina Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, Arthur Holmwood, John Seward, Lucy Westenra, and Quincey Morris play a crucial role in the taking down of Count Dracula and while most characters were capable of redeeming themselves after the battle others were sacrificed to no return.

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