Dracula, By Bram Stoker

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According to a vampire can be described as, “A preternatural being, commonly believed to be a reanimated corpse, which is said to suck the blood of sleeping persons at night.” Dracula fits into that definition of a vampire perfectly, because vampires are essentially dead people that came back to life to drink other people’s blood, and that is exactly what Dracula does in the story. He goes around capturing any victim that he could possibly get, Jonathan would be a prime example, although he did not completely get him. Furthermore, Dracula makes people think that vampires have to be exactly the same and act the same way. It sets the way for modern day television and movies. Although Stoker didn’t create the concept of …show more content…

As Mina tried to figure out why Jonathan was getting angry she just turned around and saw a figure that was “… very pale, and his eyes seemed bulging out as, half in terror and half amazement, he gazed at a tall, thin man, with a beaky nose and black moustache and pointed beard” (Stoker 183). Apparently, Dracula has a beard and a moustache. In most stories Dracula is tall and thin, so that is typical and fits the stereotype that he set. Dracula’s image is not where the media and today’s television is making him a stereotype, because on most television shows the vampire doesn’t even look tall, thin, and mysterious. Most of the time, their faces are clean shaven with no beard or moustache.
It is typical that vampires cannot come outside during the daylight, but modern television had also changed that concept. In Jonathan’s journal entry on May 8th, he says: “All at once we heard the crow of a cock coming up with preternatural shrillness through the clear morning air; Count Dracula, jumping to his feet, said:--‘Why, there is the morning again!” (Stoker 26). This example shows how Dracula has to rush to his feet when he sees sunlight, so that he does not burn in the light. That is the reason that there are absolutely no windows anywhere in Castle Dracula. This quote is also not the only time that Dracula has rushed up to his feet in order to avoid the sunlight and getting burned. When Dracula or any of the

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