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  • Degenerate Characteristics Throughout The Novel
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    Degenerate Characters of Dracula In the novel, Dracula, Bram Stoker puts together a variety of characters with several characteristics that are unique and somewhat alike in many ways. One way that some of the characters are similar is that they show signs of being a degenerate. A degenerate is a person who has sunk below a former or normal condition and lost normal or higher qualities. These people most likely have mentally and sometimes physically become deteriorated to the point where they no ...
  • Year After Irving's Death Stoker
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    Writer of one of the world's most famous horror novels, Abraham Stoker has shaped the remarkable Count Dracula into a legendary monster which numerous authors, directors, and play writers have emulated. His other works have not aged well, but the story of Count Dracula continues to sell steadily even to this day. Stoker created the term "undead", and his interpretation of vampire myths has powerfully shaped depictions of the legendary monsters ever since. Bram Stoker entered the world November 8...
  • Rices Vampires
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    Bram Stokers Dracula and Anne Rices series The Vampire Chronicles are books about vampires. The way the two authors write about the vampires powers, the way they live and how they are created and destroyed prove that two books about the same subject can be different in many ways. It also shows how the vampire legend has evolved over a long period of time. Special powers are used in both of the authors writings. A few of the powers are the same, or very close to it, in each account. enhanced or s...
  • 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...
  • Little Strength Of Character After Dracula
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    Overview Dracula has appealed to readers for almost a century, at least in part because it deals with one of the great human conflicts: the struggle between good and evil. Stoker acknowledges the complexity of this conflict by showing good characters attracted to evil. For example, Jonathan Harker, the lawyer who journeys to Transylvania, is almost attacked at Dracula's castle by three young female vampires. In fact, he seems to be actually welcoming the attack before it is interrupted by the co...
  • Vampires In The Novel
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    d its overwhelming appeal in the 20th Century Alia Lama adar Mrs. Schutt 12 English March 5, 1999 'Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed. ' (Temple, Sir William). Bram Stoker's Dracula is a literary classic, which has stood the test of time. Dracula, written in 1897, makes reference to mythical creatures, which in the 20th century have substantial scientific merit. In the increasingly publicized culture of modern society,...
  • Character Of Dracula
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    By NOT Student, 6/00 Bram Stoker's classic Dracula, first published in 1897, is a mystifying horror tale concerning the war of good versus evil, ages old, yet forever new. It is the gothic narrative of the undead creatures of the night, and the human lives they touch, seeking to satiate the cursed craving for their only sustenance human blood. Throughout all this, Stoker weaves intriguing juxtapositions of light and dark, good and evil, the holy and the damned, as the book's title character pres...
  • Dracula And Frankenstein
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    "Both Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' are concerned with representations of "evil"". Which creation / character do you find most frightening and why? Evil features in both 'Dracula' and 'Frankenstein' but the personification of this evil is different in both novels. A feeling of menace and doom pervades 'Dracula' because of his supernatural powers. One feels that he has control of the evil and he has the power to manipulate the environment and people for his own ends. '...
  • Stoker And Irving
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    Bram Stoker unleashed his horrific creation on an unsuspecting world over one hundred years ago. One could hardly imagine that his creature of the night would delight and inhabit the nightmares of every generation between his and ours. Count Dracula has become an icon of evil, and is perhaps the most widely recognized bogeyman in all of world literature. To date, there have been over one hundred films made about Dracula or other assorted vampires, not to mention countless novels, comic books, no...
  • Bram Stokers Novel Dracula
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    Bram Stokers "Dracula" an oral presentation Good Morning / Afternoon Today I will review Bram stokers' 1897 novel Dracula, the approaches I will be using to reviewing the novel include the world centred approach, and the reader response approach exploring the themes of reader positioning and the authors in tented reading and reader, then focusing on the world centred approach of the feminist theory. reader centred-attention on the reader-different readers from different social, cultural, religio...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Direct Comparison Of Dracula To Christ
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    Possibly the most terrifying aspect of Bram Stoker's, Dracula, is The Count's mocking of Christianity. Indeed, Dracula seems to be a total opposite of Christ and Christian values, driven purely by desire and lust, showing his demonic soul through the fire that burns in his eyes. Despite these opposites, Stoker repeatedly uses biblical imagery and references to compare Dracula to Christ, creating deliberate parallels throughout the novel. By making these parallels, what is Stoker attempting to sa...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stoker's Version Of Dracula
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    Stoker v.'s Coppola Where there is no imagination there is no horror. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Imagination is the force that keeps human desires alive. It is a state that allows someone to give up repression and indulge into temptation. Where the conscious mind is a state of composed and rational behaviour, imagination becomes the unconscious setting into a world of countless fantasies where one does not need to worry about the consequences. However, civilization is built on the fact that we are a...

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