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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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    If only he were less awful, Dracula might have been half-decent. Originally written/published 1897, has become an incredibly well known and beloved classic. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the title represents an inversion of Christian values, particularly the act of holy Communion. Throughout the novel, this inversion and denial of common Christian beliefs and values is used to present Dracula, and anyone else lacks those beliefs, as “evil,” as well as to promote the “goodness” of Christianity.…

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    Shianne Valdez Ms. Fodor ACL4-1- Literacy Analysis 16 November 2016 Dracula, Bram Stoker Literary Analysis One of the most famous horror novels today, fascinating many readers, Bram Stoker wrote the book “Dracula” to set some ground rules for what a vampire shall be. Because John Harker denies all the warning signs on his way to Dracula’s castle, one can see Bram Stoker’s use of Victorian era superstitions. The Victorian era is displayed in this novel through social structure, as we know…

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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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    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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    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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    In literature vampires were always a popular topic among writers of all kinds. Such as the popular horror story of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. The story of bloodlust against true love “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer. Also the story of a love triangle mixed with horror “The Vampire Diaries” by L.J Smith. All of these stories so different but all of them worldly known and loved, So what is the catch of the “vampire” story and how are the views of vampires changing? In Bram Stoker’s tale Dracula is a…

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