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  • Vlad Dracula
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    Vlad Dracula was a fifteenth century prince who has been the subject of many horror stories. There is much debate whether Vlad Dracula was a just prince or a crazed tyrant. Entanglement of fact and legend has portrayed him as both a national hero and the prince of darkness. Wallachian Politics In order to understand the life of Vlad Dracula, it is first necessary to understand something about the nature of Wallachian society and politics. A Transylvanian named Rudolph the Black founded Wallachia...
  • Vlad Tepes Dracula
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    Just who was this peculiar Vlad Tepes Dracula An explorer of the further realms of experience, a demon to some and Angel to others. Nevertheless he was the fifteenth century ruler of Romania. Bram Stoker based his Dracula novel on Vlad Tepes. His real history is perhaps more interesting than any vampire story. Vlad was born in 1431 in the town of Sighisoara. He was the second son of the Prince of Wallachia, Vlad Dracul. Dracul, his father was the ruler of a country called Wallachia. He was also ...
  • Dracula And Prince Stephen Bathory Of Transylvania
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    Many people know of Dracula from the movie or novel of Bram Stokers Dracula, and are aware that there is was a true historical Dracula. Bram Stoker penned his immortal classic, "Dracula", he based his vampire villain on a Romanian historical figure. Stoker's model was Vlad Dracula (Tepes - The Impaler), a fifteenth century viovode of Wallachia of the princely House of Basarab. Wallachia (Tara Romane asca) is a provence of Romania bordered to the north by Transylvania and Moldavia, to the East by...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Castle Dracula
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    Summary The novel begins with the diary kept by Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor, or lawyer, as he travels through Central Europe on the business of his firm. He is on his way to the castle of Count Dracula, a Transylvanian nobleman, to conclude a deal in which the Count will purchase an English estate. We learn that he has just qualified to be a solicitor, this is his first assignment as a professional, and he is engaged to a young woman named Mina Murray. Harker describes in detail the pi...
  • Boundary Between Dracula And Van Helsing
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    What boundaries does the Vampire threaten? Discuss possible answers to this question with reference to at least two critical or theoretical essays and at least two telling's' of the Dracula story. Written By Amanda Turner The Vampire in Dracula threatens the very existence of Victorian England. Stoker constructs the vampire as an embodiment of threat by surpassing his Gothic novelist predecessors to bring the threat of the Gothic home to Victorian England (Arata 119). This in turn crosses the bo...
  • Dracula By Their Modern Weapons
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    Amanda R. Wright Religion 10112/12/04 Prof. Nichols Final Paper Many people are familiar with the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. It is typically referred to as a horror story sure to give a good scare. However, Bram Stoker was not merely out to give his Victorian audience a thrill ride. Many symbols and themes, particularly those of the main antagonist Dracula, were brought into the novel to teach a lesson. Oddly enough, Dracula resembles other forces of evil in other religions as well. A strong...
  • Dracula's Bite
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    Women: Object / Men: Protectors Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, exhibits many characteristics of nineteenth century Gothic novels. In fact, this novel may be the best representation of the time period. It includes the elements typical of the novel: morbid melancholy, figures of the supernatural, dark romance, mysterious setting, and many twists and turns. It also incorporates the differences in the roles of gender, which are obvious in the story. One example is that the men in the story seem to be...
  • Apparent Difference Between Dracula And Nosferatu
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    Sound vs. Silence Essay submitted by Anonymous The most apparent difference between Dracula and Nosferatu is that one was made while film was still without sound-at least dialogue-and the other was not. This difference, though not a revelation in itself, leads to a great number of much more in-depth contrasts that deserve discussion. In making a silent film, a director must rely on sight-and a certain amount of text-to portray to the audience his intended emotional, and intellectual reaction. As...

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