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  • Stoker's Brilliant Use Of Setting
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    Gail Allem Judi S lover ENC 1102 February 22, 1996 The Lost Trees The double shame in man's war against man is the residual effect on nature; an innocent, helpless bystander. The sense of potential devastation is the prevailing tone throughout the poem, "Gathered by the River", by Denise Levertov. The spoliation caused by nuclear war is not limited to the loss of human lives. Nature can take a comparable amount of time to recover from a nuclear holocaust. The impact of war victims to humankind i...
  • 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...
  • Realization After His Ignorance
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    Dracula, by Bram Stoker, is a classic tale of Gothicism. Traditionally, gothic tales only carried single theme of horror. Through Dracula, Stoker breaks this single theme barrier. The theme throughout Dracula is clearly displayed through the characters as they step from ignorance to realization in this tale of horror. The theme of ignorance is vital for this story. It is woven throughout and evident in all the characters. It is first displayed through the protagonist, John Harker. It is his inna...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Cuchulain's Pledging Allegiance To Conchubar
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    Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats Around the turn of this century there was widespread fear throughout Europe, and especially Ireland, of the consequences of the race mixing that was occurring and the rise of the lower classes over the aristocracies in control. In Ireland, the Protestants who were in control of the country began to fear the rise of the Catholics, which threatened their land and political power. Two Irish authors of the period, Bram Stoker and William But...
  • Similarity Of Vlad Tepes And Dracula
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula: Anti-Christian 1.) There are many ways that Bram Stoker's Dracula can be considered Anti-Christian by showing of Anti-Christian values and perversions of the Christian religion. In chapter one as Jonathan Harker is traveling to Castle Dracula his met by several people. When he meets these people and tells them where he is going they cross themselves along with doing several other. One of the women he meets gives him a crucifix to protect him on his journey. This crucifix p...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Honor Of Bram Stoker
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    Abraham "Bram" Stoker was born in Clontarf, Dublin on November 8, 1847. His father (who was unnamed) was a civil servant and his mother, Charlotte, was a charity worker and writer. Sickly and bedridden as a child. Mother use to tell Stoker numerous horror stories as a child. Graduated Trinity College at Dublin with honors in mathematics in 1867. In college he was named University Athlete for marathon running and soccer. Was a robust and genial young man. He was outgoing, bearded and deft in deba...

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