Why Dracula Wont Die By Sracis Clasen Analysis

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Scholarly Review of Why Dracula Won’t Die Dracula is one of the single most iconic characters in 20th century literature. Dracula by Bram Stoker has launched a vampiric empire into modern day culture. Now there are movies and TV shows and Halloween costumes all inspired by one book about a vampire. This story has been studied for generations in schools and classes in many countries around the world, because it is one of the greatest pieces of literature ever created. The article Why Won’t Dracula Die by Mathias Clasen is an in depth look into the inspiration behind Dracula and writing styles used to perfect Bram Stoker’s masterpiece. Clasen uses direct quotations from the book to support his analysis of the contextual structure and biocultural …show more content…
He also goes into massive amounts of detail on how this particular novel has shaped literature and its contextual importance. This article supports the importance this novel has on the way literature from this era is conveyed in modern times and how it has been a major factor for others writing Gothic style novels. One of the weaknesses of this article is the language the author uses is at sometimes difficult to follow and would be almost impossible to read for someone with a lower reading level. I see the beginning of Clasen’s third point “Biocultural Importance of Dracula” to be too analytical and dissecting of Dracula’s unnatural abilities instead of appreciating the brilliance of such a character. The strengths of this article are its intriguing points into Dracula’s history and lineage of how the vampire came into …show more content…
I learned about how Stoker initially wanted to depict the vampire in his story and how he decided to dial back on the uncanny attributes to make sure that readers weren’t too overwhelmed by the character. I also learned how Stoker chose the name Dracula just because he liked the sound of the name, even without knowing the background of where the name came from. I found the argument easy to follow for the most part, but some of the terminology was very highly educated and hard to follow. I think the writer chose to use some of the higher level terminology based on the audience the writer was trying to appeal to, which I believe is an audience with a higher level of education. I also thought that the argument was well organized but lost some of the importance in the last two sections. The last two sections of the argument go off track and lose value because of how unnecessary the information

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