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  • Dracula Exposed In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    teeth.’ But, as I will explain, there is much more behind this gothic character; a reflection of societal views and values and contextual evidence within their stories help us to understand the world in which they were created. A text from the past, in this case Dracula written by Bram Stoker in 1897, not only helps us to understand the world as it was, but also as it is now, in its textual appropriation Twilight, composed in 2005 by Stephanie Meyer. Today, using these two texts, I aim to persuade you that the appropriation of texts must be retained as part of the HSC Senior Syllabus. The differences in the way the vampires are…

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  • Allusions In Dracula

    Count Dracula. He is the “original” vampire. He was born within the mind of an author named Bram Stoker. Bram Stoker included many aspects of his life, beliefs and research into the novel. These include feminism from his mother, allusions to Transylvanian history, and his hatred of the upper class. The novel also includes complex characters who are perfect for Freudian analysis. These allusions and psychotic characters scare the reader, and put them in a world where humans are not on the top of…

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  • Atheism In Dracula

    Dracula is a fictional character based on vampirism in the European Victorian Era written by Abraham Bram Stoker in May of 1897. Dracula was a made up creature of Bram’s imagination from his research of folktale and mythology. His inspiration and research led him to the creation of the now famous stories of Dracula and all Gothic vampire horror stories. In this essay you will discover the similarities and differences in religion and British Literature. Religion plays a large role in this novel…

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  • Feminism In Dracula

    “A brave man’s blood is the best thing on this earth when a woman is in trouble” (page 138). This quote, coming from the famous novel Dracula, captures the message Bram Stoker creates in the novel about the roles of men and women. In the story, solicitor and nobleman Jonathan Harker is invited to Castle Dracula to finish a real estate transaction. He quickly becomes unsettled during his travels due to warnings, crucifixes, and charms given to him by local peasants. Yet, the mission continues,…

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  • Dracula Gender Analysis

    Dracula Dracula has been heard of for many years, but have you ever realized the roles that gender plays in the novel? The novel, written by Bram Stoker in the late nineteenth century is typically thought of as a horror novel. After analzyation, I have realized the book itself has many symbols and themes for female sexual symbolism within its pages. Dracula was set in the Victorian culture. During this time, women were to be put down socially and men were to be praised and known for their…

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  • Comparing Frankenstein And Frankenstein In Dracula And Jonathan's Dracula

    Although in Frankenstein Victor is purely the one to blame, in the story Dracula, Jonathan Harker is the character in which the reader feels immense pity for. Jonathan Harker had traveled to Transylvania to finish a real estate deal with Dracula and even though he felt strange about the whole encounter and Dracula himself, Jonathan blew it off because of his duty to his job. Then Jonathan becomes prisoner, once he escapes he gets extremely ill possibly because of the shock. But, the reason why…

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  • Dracula And Colonialism Analysis

    A Postcolonial Interpretation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” Analysed passage: Page 26 “In the library I found, to my great delight..” - Page 29 end. (Penguin Classics Reissue) Post-colonialism is the discourse that reflects upon and reacts to the legacy of colonialism and imperialism within literature and culture. In the late 1800’s at the time when Dracula was written, there was a growing sense of cultural decline within Britain - many feared that people were losing sight of what it truly meant…

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  • Landlady In Dracula

    says, “I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire that they would kiss me with those red lips.” One of the girls then comes forward: “The girl went on her knees, and bent over me, simply gloating. There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck, she actually licked her lips like an animal…I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy and waited--waited with beating heart.” These three women, though their encounter short, are very sexualized in…

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  • Examples Of Allegory In Dracula

    Dracula is a horror novel set in Europe in the mid 1800’s. The book starts with Johnathon Harker heading to Transylvania on a business trip to sell Dracula, a wealthy count in Transylvania, real estate in London. After strange incidents of Count Dracula attempting to suck Johnathon’s blood, and imprison him, Johnathon escapes. The novel then switches to Mina Murray’s, Johnathon’s fiancé, and her friend, Lucy Westenra’s, points of view through their letters. It is mostly just gossip, but there…

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  • Corruption In Dracula

    definitive means to salvation than attempting to suppress one’s evil nature. In practice, if one is to drink the transubstantiated blood of Christ, he or she may be marked as a child of God and receive salvation—a promise for everlasting life. On the stark contrary, blood symbolizes damnation—a cursed fate in which one’s essence is engulfed by an undead being. Just as God promises everlasting life to his followers, Dracula forces everlasting “life” to his victims in the form of vampirism. As a…

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