The Terrible Acts Of Vlad

1525 WordsMar 30, 20177 Pages
His reign was short lived and later that year during another battle against the Turks, Vlad and a small band of men were ambushed and Vlad was killed. Little else is known about Vlad’s death except that the Turks decapitated him. His head was sent to the Sultan who displayed it on a stake to prove that the Impaler was finally dead. Vlad is remembered best for his vicious actions but there are some differences in the way people view him. There are several stories, which some sources take more serious than others, that list some of the horrendous acts that Vlad committed. In one, a boyar complained of the stench of the impaled so Vlad had him impaled on a stake higher than all the others so he would be above the stench (Wilde). It is also…show more content…
His eyebrows were massive almost meeting over the nose, and with bushy hair that seemed to curl in its own profusion. The mouth, so far as I could see it under the heavy moustache, was fixed and rather cruel-looking, with peculiarly sharp white teeth. These protruded over the lips, whose remarkable ruddiness showed astonishing vitality in a man of his years. For the rest, his ears were pale and the tops extremely pointed. The chin was broad and strong, and the cheeks firm though thin. The general effect was one of extraordinary pallor.” (Stoker) Parts of this description may fit what is projected in ones mind when picturing the count, but other parts are quite different. For example the pointy teeth, red lips, and pale skin are expected. However, the Dracula in the movies is not often sporting a thick moustache. As the book continues, the count begins to frighten Jonathan. Dracula is always absent during the day, and once while Jonathan was shaving Dracula came in and startled him resulting in a cut on Jonathan’s cheek. At the sight of the blood Dracula attacked him only stopping when he saw the crucifix hanging on his neck. Strange events continue to occur throughout the book. Jonathan finds Dracula in a box during the day either asleep or dead. Three women try to drink Jonathan’s blood but Dracula gives them a baby instead. Then, the next day a woman comes to the castle wailing for her baby and gets eaten by wolves. Jonathan is Clare 8 finally able to
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