Violence in Dracula

1277 WordsJan 25, 20026 Pages
Throughout many types of literature, violence exists to enhance the reader 's 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 were lacking violence. So to holds true to that of the movie. The movie bares different characteristics then that of the book. First off, the whole ordeal with the wolf escaping and jumping into Lucy 's, room and Lucy 's mom having a heart attacked is never even mention in the movie. Second, The night when the four men go to Lucy 's grave and find it empty is stated both in the book and in the movie however…show more content…
In the closing chapters, is where the sheer brilliance of both Copola and Stoker come into play, From Myna Harkers journal the final pages are unfolded. At sunset on November 6, they see below them a large cart, driven by gypsies, carrying a box of earth and being driven at a gallop. There are four men converging on the gypsies: Seward and Quincy from the south, and Jonathan and Arthur from the north. The sun is rapidly sinking as they intercept the cart, and the gypsies move to defend their cargo. Jonathan and Quincy force their way through the defenders, and with "strength that seemed incredible," (Stoker 321) This is very ironic for both the movie and the story, because Harker is not really seen as being a courageous strong individual but more weak meable soul. With all his strength Jon flings the box to the ground. Quincy has been wounded, but together the two men fling back the lid just as Seward and Arthur reach them. From her vantagepoint, Mina can see Dracula 's face contorted in hate, and then the sunsets, and the "look of hate . . . turned to triumph." (Stoker 324) This quote is probably the most appealing quote in the book, Because no matter weather you read the book, or watch the movie everyone knows that Dracula is a creature of the night and holds almost all his power then. Dracula jumps out of the box and almost immediately Jonathan slashes through the Count 's
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