Bram Stoker

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  • Bram Stoker Background

    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

    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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  • Victorian Gender Roles In Dracula By Bram Stoker

    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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  • Somnambulism In Dracula, Count Dracula By Bram Stoker

    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

    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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  • Feminism In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    of horror fiction, Dracula by Bram Stoker has been rediscovered in the late 20th century from the gender studies perspective. Many scholars have pointed out since then that under a classic adventurous vampire story Stoker managed to hide his contrasting understanding of the gender roles of late Victorian Britain, especially the contradicting images of femininity. While Stoker’s attitude toward women is a debatable topic, with some scholars viewing Dracula as an example misogyny and others…

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  • The Monkey Stephen King And Dracula Analysis

    Throughout the stories of “The Monkey” by Stephen King and Dracula by Bram Stoker it is seen how there is an element of the uncanny at work. As each of these narratives is read, what we have become familiarized with as human beings becomes foreign and unsettling to us. What we thought we understood has been changed and has now become frightening. To better understand the uncanny I will first summarize how Sigmund Freud describes it, then I will argue that there is an element of the uncanny in…

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  • Symbolism And Anti-Transcendentalism In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    The Victorian Era Bram Stoker wrote the ground-shaking classic and gothic horror, Dracula, during the Victorian Era. The Victorian Era is a time period of strict gender roles and a life regulated by religion. Women have specific duties that they must do in order to be accepted into society, such as being pure, serving her husband, and raising children. People in this time period were also required to have a close relationship with God and follow Christianity’s every rule. Throughout the novel,…

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  • Victorian Feminism In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Supposedly based loosely on an erotic dream of Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ (1897) embodies one of the most fascinating and symbolically sexualised characters in English literature. Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ addresses Victorian anxieties regarding its women’s feminist awakening and breaking of patriarchal chains during the time and highlighted this fear in his novel. By focusing on these topics in his novel, Stoker, who was a staunch conservative Anglican and advocate of patriarchy, emphasises how women’s…

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  • An Analysis Of Bram Stoker's Dracula '

    “Literature is a luxury, but fiction is a necessity”. The renowned vampire, horror fiction, and gothic romance presented by Bram Stoker known as Dracula, has been the groundbreaking romance that redefined horror for more than a century and is set for example as a classic. Although not being and immediate success, modern readers consider Bram Stoker’s Dracula as one of the best gothic romances ever written. Yet it is no coincidence that his novel has influenced past generations and the ones to…

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