A Drink Of Blood

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A Drink of Blood
When most people hear the name “Dracula”, they are usually thinking of an evil monster saying bleh bleh bleh bleh bleh. While this is partially true, there is much more to Dracula. Count Dracula is a feared vampire who lives in a mysterious castle in Transylvania. The elements of a vampire story are what truly create this novel and its themes. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, there are several essential elements of a vampire story that are discovered through characterization and setting to establish the melancholy tone of this bloodsucking story.
There is always something that gives people chills down their spines and goosebumps on their arms. Every vampire story must have an old man who symbolizes society’s problems. In this …show more content…

This innocent girl turns into such a monster that her friends realize that they have to kill her in order to save her; “But if she die in truth, then all cease; the tiny wounds of the throats disappear, and they go back to their plays unknowing ever of what has been. But the most blessed of all, when this now Un-Dead be made to rest as true dead, then the soul of the poor lady whom we love shall again be free” (Stoker 230). The vampire bite transformed Lucy into a person that no one would have imagined she would be. Along with that, there is an example to tell how Lucy’s behavior becomes strange. Moreover, Count Dracula takes the innocent young and with his selfishness, ruins them forever. After being bitten and some time has passed, Lucy, is able to move again; “I feel so happy to-night. I have been so miserably weak, that to be able to think and move about is like feeling sunshine after a long spell of east wind out of a steel sky.” (Stoker 136). Stoker once again makes an even stronger case for demonstrating how Lucy was manipulated until her death. Destruction and Dracula are synonymous, as he takes the innocence without pause and with great selfishness, until his victim becomes what he is and is not free again without death.
Eternal life is sought after by the old and has been for all of time. In a vampire story, immortality is the holy grail of the wicked old man. The Count seeks to be young forever, but to do this he must destroy lives without

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