Short Essay On Dracula

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Bram Stoker wrote 12 novels, including Dracula and The Jewel of Seven Stars, and also published collections of short stories. Dracula was originally titled The Undead. As Dracula says: “My revenge is just begun! I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side.” To date, more than 1000 novels and 200 films have been made about the vampire Dracula. Stoker, who had been an occasional freelance contributor to The Daily Telegraph in the 1890s, began working regularly for the paper as part of the literary staff from 1905 until 1910, during which time he also wrote theatre reviews for the paper. During this period, he was also working on The Lair of the White Worm.
Born in Dublin on November 8, 1847, Stoker had an ancient, colourful lineage …show more content…

Dracula is the main character of this story, according to the story he is the living “un-dead” with the supernatural power, for him to survive his life he need to suck a blood from the female only. He can manifest and control elements and some animals including bats and wolves but not all. In appearance, Count Dracula describe as a tall man with a clean shaven face. He usually wear an all-black attire from head to foot. Dracula wanted to move to London so he decided to find a solicitor to help him arrange all his land concern. Jonathan Harker is the young London solicitor or a lawyer who is sent to Transylvania by his employer to finalize the transfer of real estate in England to Count Dracula. Very young and naïve man. Even though his staying are comfortable, he found something unusual to Count. Harken soon discovered that Dracula is a vampire, and the mirror prove it because Dracula has no reflection in the mirror. Jonathan Harker is engaged to Wilhelmina Murray and soon they will be married. Mina for short is the real target of Dracula, she is the persecuted maiden. She is describe as having a man’s-brain, because she can even memorized the trains schedule and able to be use in their “project” she raised from the orphan, she work as the assistant schoolmistress. She helps Jonathan and the group to do research, when Jonathan has the change to escape from the castle the poor man had a brain fever, Mina nurses him. Mina and Lucy are best friend, Lucy Westerna is a 19-year-old girl living with her mother, and she is descried as a beautiful, innocent and pure and being almost angelic. Lucy have 3 suitors, Doctor John Seward, Quincey P. Morris and Arthur Holmwood. Because of Lucy’s character she is the first victim of Dracula. Lucy and Arthur is engaged. Arthur Holmwood is a very rich man, because of his father’s wealth. In the story there is only a few word for Arthur. Quincey Morris and Doctor John Seward are also Lucy’s suitors.

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