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  • Count Dracula's Strange Castle
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    The Spirit of a late Victorian Age. With reference to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Stoker's monstrous figure, Count Dracula, has today reached epic and almost mythical proportions, like Frankenstein (not the doctor), the Gordon Medusa, even Virginia Woolf (thanks to Albee). Like the aforementioned examples, what we associate in our minds to be these monsters, mostly conditioned by popular culture and Hollywood, are merely visual representation. In the novel itself, however, according to other essayist...
  • Dracula Count Dracula As A Human Beast
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    Dracula Count Dracula as a human beast, that's what count Dracula is described in the mysterious and dreadful novel Dracula. The Transylvanian people conception about Count Dracula was described as the king of darkness, unpredictable savage and furthermore a human feeder to repopulate his own existence throughout the humanity. Count Dracula in his savaging days was continuously perceived as being an anti-hero. Dracula feeds on blood of citizens, so his own existence can expand throughout Europe ...
  • Mina's Best Friend Lucy
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    Dracula Dracula is a penetrating look at the novel written by Bram Stoker in 1890. This is just to let you know right up front that The Stratford Festival's Dracula, is a keeper. Richard Ouzounian, who creates an evening of theatrical magic, directed this thrilling production. You, yourself can experience this astonishing play from May 19 to November 7 1999 at the Avon theatre in Stratford. This fairly modernized theatre is comfortable, and has a lot more legroom than some other theaters I have ...
  • Sexuality And The Horror Of Dracula
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    Dracula The aspect of Dracula that makes it so frightening, as opposed to contemporary horror, is that of the strong persona of Count Dracula himself. For all of the terror he inspires, The Count has few appearances in the novel, instead using his mystique to frighten the reader. While nearly all current books and films in the horror genre focus on the aspects of violence and shock appeal, Dracula uses the element of suspense to captivate the reader. By using the element of fear, Bram Stoker kee...
  • Count Dracula
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    Can I Be You Dracula? Have you ever caught yourself amidst a fantasy? One where you hold all the power? Where you are the epitome of everything and anything everyone around you want to be? Where these very same people who revere you, fear you because you are what they want to be? In this fantasy, you have no conscious, no morals, no ethics, and no values- you are carefree. You do as you please when you deem it so, and no one will say a word, because you are you, and they all want to be you. Do y...
  • Driver And Jonathan
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    CHAPTER 1 1876 Summary Chapter 1 starts with the main persona, Jonathan Harker; a solicitor clerk making a journey to Transylvania at he behest of a client Count Dracula. Jonathan starts making entries in his journal on May 3. He leaves Munich and arrives at Vienna Budapest. He stops at Hotel Royale, where he has dinner but his night is restless as he has queer dreams. He starts out again in the morning boarding the train at Bist ritz. As directed by the Count, he goes to Golden Krone Hotel, whe...
  • Dracula's Supernatural Powers
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    During the Romantic Era, Bram Stoker created a timeless monster in his novel, Dracula. Stoker uses a series of letters and journal entries to tell the story form a first person point of view. The Count, for whom the book is named, seems to be invincible to mere man. Stoker uses his character of Dracula to reflect the elements of romanticism through his supernatural powers, a fascination with youth and innocence, and imagery. Dracula seems to possess unexplainable supernatural powers. When Jonath...
  • Character Analysis Count Vlad Dracula The Man
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    Character Analysis - Count Vlad Dracula The man known as "Dracula" was Vlad Tepes (the Impaler) - a king in one of the historical parts of Romania. Born in 1431 in Sighasoara, Transylvania, Tepes grew up in a Germanic, and later Turkish atmosphere (as a prisoner from 1444 to 1448), became a tyrannical ruler that was feared throughout the lands, then died in 1476 in a fight defending his country. Based off of the motion picture "Bram Stoker's Dracula", Count Vlad denounced God after the death of ...
  • Count Dracula
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula Bram Stoker's Dracula sets the standard for horror stories by mixing sensationalistic writing types with documentaries. The setting of the story begins in 19th century Europe, in the eerie country of Transylvania. A solicitor from England named Jonathan Harker is sent by a businessman to meet with an old Count named Dracula at his castle located far from civilization. Residents of Transylvania who become aware of his destination begin crossing themselves and giving him garl...
  • Back To Dracula
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula Lords of the darkness, Darkling Dancers, Nosferatu, Vrikolakas. And the list goes on like this. The vampire concept is thought by the most to be a myth that has crept into almost every culture. It has influenced many writers to write novels on them and many directors to shoot films on. Vampire myths go back way into the times of first recorded history. Many different legends are known about them varying from the Chinese belief of the glowing red eyed monsters with green or ...
  • Count And Jonathan
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    The book Dracula by Bram Stoker is a tale of the old-time legend of the most famous of vampires. It takes place in both England and Transylvania. Jonathan Harker's first assignment as a professional lawyer is to meet with Count Dracula at his castle in Transylvania on behalf of concluding a deal with the purchase of an English estate. Before Jonathan gets to the castle, he stays in a hotel that was selected by Count Dracula. Right before Jonathan leaves this hotel, the Innkeeper's Wife presses a...
  • Count Dracula Different In Appearance
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    The Many Faces of Count Dracula Throughout the past century, many movies were made based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. These versions not only tell different series of events from the novel, but also describe a Count Dracula different in appearance, his animal morphism, and even in the way he dies. In the novel Dracula, the Count's appearance when we first meet him is that of a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot (Stoker 25). Jon...

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