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    to suit the film’s plot. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was no exception; Mina Harker and the Invisible Man had drastic changes made to their personality in order to better suit the storyline. Both of these characters were estranged from society. Mina Harker had few friends outside of her close circle and the Invisible Man isolated himself from the people of Iping. The Invisible Man and Mina Harker’s movie portrayals differed from their original personas; however both had little to no friends in the novels which contributed to the way they interacted with society and with others. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells featured…

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    Throughout the novel, technology assists in illustrating the transformation of English society into the modern 20th century through the various forms mentioned previously. For instance, Dr. Steward uses the phonograph in his medical practice, and Mina Harker uses the typewriter to compile various letters and journals into a single, coherent narrative. Throughout the novel, both ‘shorthand’ technologies and phonography are portrayed as efficient methods of recording information. To elaborate,…

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    Victorian Women In Dracula

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    chastity, and submission characterized through the three female vampires, Lucy Westenra, and Mina Harker. Jonathan Harker met the three female vampires in Count Dracula’s castle. The vampires were describes as sexualized characters. In Victorian society women should be pure and innocent, yet the vampires were flirtatious and promiscuous. The three female vampires tried to seduce him and drink his blood.…

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    Bram Stoker’s, Dracula (1897), details the myth of the legendary vampire who wreaked havoc on the lives of Mr. & Mrs. Harker as well as many others along the way. At first glance, it seems as though Dracula fills the role of any malicious occult figure that would grace the literature world at the time this was published, however, I like to believe that Dracula is not necessarily evil. He is rather an organism that is trying to fulfill its biological requirements to reproduce and continue its…

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    Analysis of Dramatic Meaning in Dracula Dracula, performed by Shake & Stir Theatre Company, examines the 1897 Gothic novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. This production follows Jonathan Harker as he travels to Castle Dracula where he is imprisoned. When Dracula is not satisfied with simply Jonathan, he pursues Jonathan’s love interest, Mina, in a quest for love, but most importantly blood. This production explored the theme of love utilising the gothic conventions of isolation and the ‘Other’. The…

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    Dracula Gender Analysis

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    female characters, Mina and Lucy. Mina Murray is a very intelligent…

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    different narrators, Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray (later Harker), Lucy Westenra, Dr. John Seward, and Professor Abraham Van Helsing. It begins as Jonathan Harker, a lawyer, is traveling through Hungary to Transylvania to meet a client, Count Dracula, who is trying to move to London. After a long journey in which the natives of Hungary and Transylvania began to act strange after finding out where he was traveling, Harker arrives at castle Dracula and notices strange things until he comes to the…

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    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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    By using multiple sources or an epistolary format, Dracula is seen in different ways. “The epistolary format warrants the role of several narrators, who can provide contrasting and corroborative views of the vampire” (Kawatra 2). To Lucy, Dracula is the vampire that tormented her eventually turning her into a monster like him. To Holmwood, Dracula is the monster that stole his wife away. To Mina, Dracula is the killer of her best friends and the antagonist who almost forced her to be a demonic,…

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    Good Vs Evil In Dracula

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    In the exposition of the hair-raising novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, Jonathan Harker, an English lawyer, travels to a mysterious and unknown place by the name of Transylvania. He helps a nobleman by the name of Count Dracula who wishes to purchase a house in England. Upon arrival, Harker’s suspicion about Count grows and soon comes to the realization that he is in fact a vampire. Dracula does not wish to move to London for the house but instead he has the desire to drink the blood of English…

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