Vampires in London
Dracula is written by Bram Stoker. Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1847. The son of a civil servant, Stoker was a sickly child. Stoker’s mother, a charity worker and writer, spent a good deal of time entertaining her son with fantastic tales. Stoker went on to study math at Trinity College and graduated in 1867. Stoker wrote this book in 1897. Stoker introduces us to the young solicitor Jonathan Harker as he travels to Transylvania to assist Count Dracula in a real estate transaction. The character of Dracula rarely appears in the text after the first few chapters; because Dracula is supernatural not helpful to the characters because their easy prey on and they don’t listen to Mina. Stoker achieves suspense and that Dracula’s a shape shifter. Good vs. evil is developed or demonstrated whether the good will prevail, but about how many will have to sacrifice themselves to bring about the final victory. The Victorian view of women is largely not helpful to the characters in Dracula. This sense of women as domestic, largely asexual, and to be protected and not educated. The narrator develops the story of Dracula by relying upon secondary sources: journal entries, letters, and newspaper articles by using these in provided more evidence for the readers and character.
In the first few chapters, Dracula appears as a supernatural vampire because while Jonathans staying at count Dracula’s home, he is out killing people for their blood to look a younger age and trying to get to Mina. “I pray you, be seated and sup how you please. You will, I trust, excuse me that I do not join you; but I have dined already, and I do not sup.”(pg. 21-22). Dracula is talking to Jonathan, he made supper for Jonathan but Count Dracula can’t join him because unfortunately he has already eaten. Dracula only drinks humans blood he is unnatural, but no one believes in Vampires. Dracula’s a vampire not human; he has no soul which means he has no...