Donnel McCann McCann 1
Honors English 12
March 16, 2012
The concept of good versus evil has been around since the beginning of time. In a Biblical allusion there would be God versus The Devil. Bram Stoker was able to capture the theme of good versus evil through the Crew of Light and Dracula. The crew of light represents good while Dracula and his associates represent evil. There is an ongoing struggle between the power of good and evil, which is set off by Dracula and put to an end by the Crew of Light. In the end as with all movies and books of this type, the power of good is stronger than evil. Director Francis Ford Coppola's film adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, accurately expresses the theme of good versus evil through effective characterization and symbolism.
The presentation of good versus evil is one of the main themes of Dracula. The characters are on two different sides, some good and some evil. The only obvious evil characters are Dracula and his minions, however if you pay attention to what some of the other characters say and do, it sometimes comes into question whether or not they are good or if they are evil. It is not always easy to decide whether a character has an element of goodness in them, one of the ways to possibly tell is by what they wear. It is evident Dracula is on the evil side; however, the way he dresses also expresses his personality. He is described early on, when Jonathan Harker first meets him as "A tall old man... clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of color about him anywhere"(Stoker 29). This is the color associated with evil, especially when listed these kinds of words which associate with evil. If we then compare what type of
appearance Dracula has, with a “good character”(Johnson) such as Lucy, one can see that she wears the complete opposite of colors to show the “purity and goodness”(Johnson) about her. Her figure was also...