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    Bram Stoker Background

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    Not many people know of Bram Stoker but they sure do know about his works. Bram Stoker was born in Dublin Ireland, he was born on November 8, 1847. Bram Stoker was the third oldest of seven children. When Stoker was only seven years old he had an unknown disease that doctors had no cure for, he was forced to stay in bed while his brothers and sisters were out playing. When Stoker was only seventeen years of age he “entered Trinity College in Dublin”(British Writers / supplement. Vol. III. 378). When Stoker graduated from Trinity College in Dublin in 1870, he did so while having honors in history and mathematics. There is not much known about Bram Stoker’s parents other than their names and that they have one grandchild only by Bram Stoker.…

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    Bram Stoker Influence

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    Dracula, A Novel for Its Time: What Really Influenced Bram Stoker Since the publishing of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the novel has sold millions of copies and inspired hundreds of movies, plays, television, shows, and books. Although many people know or have heard of this legendary novel that inspired others like it, few people consider what influenced the author of this successful gothic novel (Carlson 22). One of his biggest influences was his family and friends. Another significant influence on…

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    Bram Stoker is the author of one of the greatest genre-changing novels of all time, Dracula. Throughout the writing process, there are many factors to take into account that affect an author’s writing style. Bram Stoker chose to follow the genre of gothic horror/ historical fiction in Dracula because of his interests in vampiric mythology. Stoker was born on November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland during the Irish potato famine. He was the third of seven children of his father, whom worked at…

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    Dracula was a novel written in 1897 by an Irishman by the name of Bram Stoker. Dracula is a gothic horror story based in the Victorian times. The story was about an evil vampire and some of the many people he tormented. Count Dracula had killed many innocents for many years before he targeted Jonathan Harker, who was completely oblivious to the dangers the supernatural could bring at the beginning of the story. Jonathan’s business trip to Transylvania sets the story in motion, and he remains a…

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    So, maybe Transylvania aka Romania wasn’t one of these countries but the uneasy feeling is still there. What does Hollywood do when they want to make an antagonist seem even scarier? They make the antagonist a foreigner. This novel would not have been as enticing and thrilling if Dracula was from England. Even making his character French or American would not have been as effective. These two cultures were ones the Brits already knew well enough not to fear. Stoker was clever to make Dracula…

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    similar aspects in old Greek and Egyptian conceptualizations of the afterlife (Varma). The Arab world knows the ghoul, a demon which feasts on dead bodies, the Romans adopted the Lamia – a beautiful young women with a non-metaphorical taste for young men – from Greek mythology, and the Indian goddess Kali lived on human blood (Beresford); some of these creatures are their own supernatural species while others are revenants, humans who have returned from death. But even the latter have little in…

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    The attitude of the Victorian age and its gender roles is ingrained into Bram Stoker's Dracula. In the novel, it is transparent that men hold the authoritative position while women are expected to comply with their demands. Stroker often writes about both genders behaving either more feminine or masculine and the repercussions that follow. Today there's a lot of stress on both genders to look and act a certain way; but when Bram Stoker wrote Dracula there was much more stress on people to fit…

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    the scene to help enhance the overall mood of the scene. Our initial impression of Dracula – costume, makeup, gestures – is he set up as evil and a daunting figure compared to the innocent victim - John - as the audience already know the tale. Shake&stir’s Dracula (a dramatic performance), through the use of realism and magic realism, the elements of drama (tension, mood, symbol and movement) and production design elements (lighting, sound and set), effectively creates a gripping thriller. It…

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    The story of a vampire, Count Dracula, written by Bram Stoker. Back in 1879 when this piece of literature was written it did not take much to push fear into an average persons mind. But what about this novel makes it so horrifying? Motifs such as revenants, somnambulism, mist/fog, curses, cemeteries, and many more are what give many gothic novels their appeal and emotional interest. This novel has a way of making the reader overthink everything and second guess themselves when it comes to…

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    Vampirism By Bram Stoker

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    The topic of my paper is on vampirism and comparing vampires of folklore to the fictional vampire created by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which acted as a template for future fictional vampires that would be created in literature and in film. My overall argument of this paper is that the fictional vampire character, created by Stoker, has evolved from the more traditional, folkloric vampire, as humans’ perceptions of vampires has transformed from true fear in the past, to now becoming a fictional…

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