Count Dracula “Max, Gypsy come out of the woods and back in the cabin Count Dracula is up!!!” yelled their Mom. “Coming!” Max yelled and the two twins ran back to their cabin. “Mom, can you tell us about the story of Grandpa Mark and his encounter with Count Dracula?” asked Max “You said you would the next time we came to our cabin in Nebraska.” “Ok, I guess,” she told the two twins “One day your Grandpa was going out in the woods to hunt for deer, he came upon a deer dead on the ground. He looked down at the deer to see what looked like two fang marks dung into the side of the deer. Wondering what had happened he looked around to find a trail of blood. When he followed the trail of blood to a dark cave. When he heard a sudden whoosh from inside and screeching the hair on the back of his neck began to rise. He walked in with his gun pointed forward. When he saw a shadow of a monster on the wall, he pointed the gun towards the shadow when a rat crawled out. Thinking of how silly he had been thinking there was something weird in the cave as he was walking out he suddenly was picked off the ground and banged against the wall falling unconscious. When he woke he found two red eyes staring straight at him. The eyes were nothing compared to the bats glistening fangs and huge size. He looked to see his gun behind his back. Slowly he picked it up, shot the bat and ran for all he was worth.” Finishing the story she told the two it was time to go to bed. “Okay, Mom,” Gypsy said. As
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A few hours later, Dracula found out what I was doing. He had fury. When the maid finally finished complaining I warned her that if I died it would be all her fault and it would haunt her for the rest of her little miserable life. Finally, she gave in and was thinking of a way to help. She took her car and went around the neighborhood asking for a ladder. Across the gas station, a white mysterious car started following her. The people in the car were sent by Dracula.
Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Vlad III, Dracula, Drakulya, or Tepes, was born in late 1431, in the citadel of Sighisoara, Transylvania, the son of Vlad II or Dracul, a military governor, appointed by Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund. Vlad Dracul was also a knight in the Order of the Dragon, a secret fraternity created in 1387 by the Emperor, sworn to uphold Christianity and defend the empire against the Islamic Turks. Transylvania, along with Moldavia, and Wallachia, are now joined together as Romania. The name Dracul can be interpreted in two ways, the first translation from Romanian would be "Dragon", but it sometimes also means "Devil". Vlad was not called Tepes, which means ""spike" in Romanian, until after
A horror classic by Abraham Stocker, Dracula, may be one of the most notorious villain stories of all time. Bram Stocker is a Irish writer who changed the view of what to read in his time. He shows dark and twisted situations and metaphors throughout Dracula and many other of his horror novels. This novel was released in the Victorian era, which saw his type of writing as equivalent to the devil. This era was a long time of peace and bright minded people. Stockers style surprised many readers, because he always has you thinking it can’t get any darker than it is but it always exceeds the previous twisted situation or event. Bram Stocker shows Dracula as an iconic creature, with many reasons to be feared, but displayed in the wrong time era.
My friends, I come before you today to warn you of the danger that has befallen our town. Here tonight, I have discovered the threat of a vampire lurking in our town and while he is alive, none of us are safe from him. Already four people have been bitten. Think of the children! Your children are in mortal danger so long as this vampire. I have proof of this. Two children have been bitten by our own Ms. Westenra. Alas, as much as we attempted to save her from such a fate as she was destined, we could not. It was too late to see what was truly going on and the true danger she was in. She managed to escape and bit two children without our knowledge until we were unable to do anything about it. How many more children must die before you follow me into battle against this vampire? How many more nights must you lie awake in your beds in fear of this vampire? How much longer will you watch from the side before you take action against this threat to our very survival? No longer should any of you do such a thing. We all ought to rise up together and defeat this monster. For our children, I say we must do something. Count Dracula runs amok in our town. Unless we join together to defeat this common enemy of ours, our town will fall, our memory forgotten to the rest of the world. For how long can you sit and wait, believing that you will not be harmed by the count? You, and your children, will not escape any of this until he is dead. So I say to you now, follow me
Batman beats the Joker. Spiderman banishes the Green Goblin. For centuries story tellers have used the basic idea of good beats bad to guide their tales. Stories of blood sucking, human possessions and other tales have been passed down generations and vary between cultures. Among the creators of the famous protagonists is, Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula. This fictional character was soon to be famous, and modified for years to come into movie characters or even into cereal commercials. But the original will never be forgotten; a story of a group of friends all with the same mission, to destroy Dracula. The Count has scared many people, from critics to mere children, but if one reads betweens the line, Stoker’s true message can be
The intent of this assignment is to discuss and identify how Dracula in Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, symbolises what embodies and threatens male power. This will be achieved by intently studying the Count’s character and his actions in order to identify Dracula either as a symbol of male power, or a threat. The points that will be discussed concern Dracula’s lineage and nobility as an embodiment of his male power and his control over women. On the other hand, the concept of the Count as a symbolism of what threatens male power will also be considered. Dracula’s foreign roots and traditions will be discussed; also the assumptions of the Count being homosexual and his transformation of women will be deliberated in order to conclude whether the Count is an embodiment of male power or a threat.
Throughout many types of literature, violence exists to enhance the readers interest in order to add a sense of excitement or conflict to a novel. This statement withholds much truthfulness due to the fact that without violence in a piece of literature such as Dracula by Bram Stoker, the plot would not have the same impact if it was lacking violence. Dracula's power and evilness led to the violent happenings which began with the conflict of Jonathan's inner struggle, as compared to the conflict which blossomed later on with good versus evil.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a story of horror, suspense, and repulsion. The main antagonist, Count Dracula, is depicted as an evil, repulsive creature that ends and perverts life to keep himself alive and youthful. To most onlookers that may be the case, but most people fail to see one crucial element to this character. Dracula is a character that, though it may be long gone, was once human, and thus has many human emotions and motives still within him. Let us delve into these emotions of a historically based monster.
Dracula is a signet classic novel written by Bram Stoker. This novel is portrayed by an antagonist character known as Count Dracula. He has been dead for centuries yet he may never die. He has a peculiar power of hypnotic fascination but he is weak in god’s daylight. He is immortal as long as he is able to drink blood from the living. He can change his form into a wolf, a bat or a puff of smoke. Dracula get in touch with Jonathan Harker through a real estate transaction. He went to Dracula’s castle through a carriage as were planned. After a few days, he felt as if he were prisoned in the castle as his movements were restricted. Meanwhile, Harker has a fiancée named Mina
Bela Lugosi is arguably the most classic example of an actor taking on a vampire role. However, during 1931 when the universal studio was casting the 1931’s Dracula, Lugosi could only barely speak English, and therefore almost lost his chance at playing the iconic part (“Dracula (1931 English-Language Film”). Nonetheless his accents and costumes, which has become the classic look of the vampire, he himself was so typecast in his role that he was actually buried after his death in his Dracula costume. Certainly, it is Lugosi’s performance that makes Tod Browning’s film such an influential Hollywood picture. Overall, I will give it a 3 star out of 5, compared with the older version film of Dracula, because of the dialogues and sounds, the plot is much easier for the audiences to understand, without any editing or background music the horror of the film is not inferior to
A noticeable difference in the way movies have changed over the years is evident when comparing and contrasting two films of different eras which belong to the same genre and contain the same subject matter. Two vampire movies, Dracula and Bram Stoker's Dracula, present an interesting example of this type of study.
In everyday life, as in literature, there will always be an opposing force to evil. In the novel “Dracula,” by Bram Stoker, Professor Van Helsing acts as Dracula’s main antagonist. An antagonist is the character who acts against the main character, which increases the conflict of the story and intensifies the plot. Through the use of theme, characterization and specific events, the author shows readers how Dr. Van Helsing effectively fits the role of Dracula’s most threatening adversary.
Evil never conquers because good always overcomes it. A good example of this is the book Dracula by Bram Stoker because the author expresses the nature of good vs. evil. Dracula wants to come to London because he wants to turn everyone into vampires. The basic background of the book Dracula is when Jonathan Harker, a realtor who is sent to Transylvania to complete a transaction with Dracula so he can come to England. What Harker does not know is that Dracula has a plan for world domination. Well, while Harker is on a train to Transylvania he enters “the east, a section of Europe whose peoples and customs will be for the most part, strange and unfamiliar” (Dracula, 20). Harker arrives at Bistritz on the eve of St. George’s Day,
Dracula seems to possess unexplainable supernatural powers. When Jonathan Harker is traveling to castle Dracula, he is unaware that the driver of his coach is the Count himself. During the nocturnal journey, the coach is circled by wolves, not knowing what to do Jonathan calls for the coachman and in return “heard
The Gothic genre does suppress vulnerable women. They are exploited in order to please the tyrannical male and feed his desires. When the women is no longer of use, she is then discarded. The Gothic genre is described as ‘formulaic” and one of the key features is a tyrannical male who abuses his power to assert his dominance over a perceived futile women. Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ was written in time where women started to want more equal rights and opportunities. For example, in the same year Dracula was published (1897), Millicent Fawcett founded ‘The National Union of Women’s Suffrage’. Bram Stoker feared the decline of the patriarchal figure and could have created ‘Dracula’ as an attempt to scaremonger the public into thinking what would