Dracula's Book Report Essays

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Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker (1847-1912) is best known as the author of Dracula. Abraham Stoker was born in Clontarf, Ireland in 1847. He was a sickly child, bedridden for much of his boyhood. As a student at Trinity College, however, he excelled in athletics as well as academics, and graduated with honors in mathematics in 1870. He worked for ten years in the Irish Civil Service, and during this time contributed drama criticism to the Dublin Mail. Despite an active personal and professional life, he began writing and publishing novels, beginning with The Snake's Pass in 1890. Dracula appeared in 1897. Following Irving's death in 1905, Stoker was associated with the literary staff of the London Telegraph and wrote several more works of
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In the general population, belief in natural laws and continuous progress began to grow, and there was frequent interaction among science, government, and industry. As science education was expanded and formalized, a fundamental transformation occurred in beliefs about nature and the place of humans in the universe. A revival of religious activity, largely unmatched since the days of the Puritans, swept England. This religious revival shaped that code of moral behavior which became known as Victorianism. Above all, religion occupied a place in the public consciousness that it had not had a century before and did not retain in the twentieth century. There are many examples of Victorianism in Stoker's work. The work does a good job in establishing and supporting the gender stratification of Victorian society. The idea that men are to save women, who are essentially damsels in distress, is a powerfully evident one. Jonathan and his colleagues are there to save Mina from the dark forces. This helps to bring out the idea that men are at the top of this hierarchy. Another Victorian element that is present is the distinct conception of right and wrong. Dracula is seen as the force of evil or what is wrong in the word, while Jonathan and the others are shown to be the forces of good. In this collision of ideals, the forces of good win over that which is evil. Similar to Victorian Society, there is a distinct and singular representation of good and evil, and this
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