Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories

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  • Summary Of ' Dracula ' By Bram Stoker

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    Don’t Deny Yourself Andy Feng Dracula by Bram Stoker is a horror story about a hero’s quest to rid the world of vampires from the Victorian era. Readers are horrified by his graphic descriptions and horrifying struggles. However, Dracula is much more than just a vampire fantasy; in this novel, Bram Stoker explores the unconscious sexual desires repressed during the Victorian era and the controversy surrounding sexuality. Jonathan is exposed to his unconscious sexual feelings during his meeting with

  • Frankenstein's Monster

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    In many books and stories the monster is portrayed as a mysterious, awful, powerful and inhuman creature created for numerous reasons. In one story the monster was created so that the creator could prove that he could make life and be just like God or be a God, in another no one knows the origin of the monster as a fact making the stories merely legions. Additionally, there was even a story about a man who didn’t want to feel any empathy for the crimes he committed so he created his own special kind

  • An Analysis of The Judge's House Essay examples

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    the 19th century ghost story genre. The author has used many rudiments, which make this a very popular ghost story. "The Judges House" which is set in an isolated setting, this can clearly be seen when the author describes it as "…desolation was the only term conveying any suitable idea of its isolation." Here the author wants to portray the sense of seclusion, as this is a typical element of a 19th century ghost story. The author has used many other techniques in describing

  • Gothic Tropes In Dracula

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    The Gothic genre is easily misconcepted in today’s society but, there is a way to rule out if a novel is Gothic or not. In order for a book to be qualified as a Gothic novel, the novel has to contain six specific tropes. These tropes include wild and desolate landscapes, a distinct villain, mysterious deaths, the supernatural, violent emotions, and cultural anxieties. In the novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker all six Gothic tropes are present which qualifies it as a solid Gothic novel. The first

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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    a certain darkness in ones self, also explains of mystery and suspense. Abraham (Bram) Stoker was born in Dublin in 1847, the third of seven children. As a child he was sickly and bedridden. To entertain him, his mother would tell him horror stories. He overcame his illness and, by the time he entered Trinity

  • Social Gender Roles Of Men And Women In Dracula By Bram Stoker

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    where the Victorian culture was a big deal. Thus, it encompassed all prejudices of society in regards to the social gender roles of men and women. Dracula by Bram Stoker is set in this time period and is known as a classic horror novel. Throughout the story, women are thought of as unintelligent while men are greatly looked upon for their authority. Stoker uses the character Lucy to illustrate the ideal Victorian figure of what a woman should be like, how she turned evil after being bitten, and then how

  • How Is Bram Stoker Portrayed In Dracula

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    he emulated his dad's example and joined the Civil Service with Dublin Castle. In 1878 Stoker wedded a performer named Florence Balcombe whom he had a child with, Irving Noel Thornley. Stoker got to be familiar with numerous performing artists and other remarkable creators of the time as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats when he exited his occupation and moved to London. While not in the plays Stoker went with these men on visits in Europe and North America which propelled

  • Dracula and the Threat of Female Sexual Expression by Bram Stoker

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    The late nineteenth century Irish novelist, Bram Stoker is most famous for creating Dracula, one of the most popular and well-known vampire stories ever written. Dracula is a gothic, “horror novel about a vampire named Count Dracula who is looking to move from his native country of Transylvania to England” (Shmoop Editorial Team). Unbeknownst of Dracula’s plans, Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, traveled to Castle Dracula to help the count with his plans and talk to him about all his options

  • Analysis Of The Yew Tree Monster In 'A Monster Calls'

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    In history, monsters are portrayed as vicious creatures with frightening superpowers and other inhuman characteristics. In A Monster Calls, monsters play a significant role in the story. Although they're just imaginary creatures created by the human's imagination, they have a great purpose in the creation of the story, they are often used to tell the story, show fear, and scare. In the case of A Monster Calls, the Yew Tree monster takes Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. For example