Essays Tagged: "Stoker"

Dracula, by Bram Stoker - The Superstition That Made the Supernatural Powers

Bram Stoker did not invent the vampyre or the vampyres supernaturalpowers, they were both brought to you ... ou in part by superstition. Superstitioninfluenced the abilities, limitations, and characteristics, Stoker gave Draculaby giving an explanation for un-scientific happenings. For example: 'Theancients ... orges Eve- 'when the clock strikes midnight, all theevil things in the world will have full sway?' [Stoker ] A common fear,found even today in many children, and adults too is fear of the dark - thism ...

(3 pages) 113 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

'Gathered by the River,' by Denise Levertov

and techniquesthat were incorporated into this original masterpiece of horror, but the three I feel Stokeruses most effectively are: imagery, foreshadowing, and setting.Imagery is probably the most im ... effectively are: imagery, foreshadowing, and setting.Imagery is probably the most important device Stoker utilizes in this novel. Hepays a great deal of attention to every detail, minute as it may se ...

(5 pages) 39 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

10 Dimensions for Dracula by Bram Stoker The aesthetic and psychological views on Dracula

t also put together the pieces of information, like a puzzle, before the reader can understand what Stoker wants you to comprehend. One of the interesting aspects of this story is that the Count Drac ... nts you to comprehend. One of the interesting aspects of this story is that the Count Dracula that Stoker has created is so much more different from the stereotypical view of Count Dracula. We see th ...

(4 pages) 81 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Origin of Count Dracula - analyzes the different theories developed after Bram Stoker's Dracula was released

Bram Stoker's Dracula has been one of the most popularGothic novels since it was released in the 19th cen ... ning the source of Dracula. The most elaborate and believable theory is that which states that Bram Stoker modeled his character,Dracula, after a 15th century warrior named Vlad "Tepes"Dracula.Despite ... aracter,Dracula, after a 15th century warrior named Vlad "Tepes"Dracula.Despite common belief, Bram Stoker was not the creator of vampires. The belief in vampires has existed all throughout recorded h ...

(8 pages) 97 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Dracula vs. Hunchback of Notre- Dame.

inguished from his luminous white, pale face: "The general effect was one of extraordinary pallor" (Stoker pg 18). He has thick eyebrows that convene over his sharp nose, which is comparison to his lo ... ick eyebrows that convene over his sharp nose, which is comparison to his long "sharp cannon teeth"(Stoker pg 33), and piercing ears that give him a appalling look: "His face was astrong- a very stron ...

(10 pages) 37 0 3.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

The Vampire: What boundaries does it threaten?

__________________________The Vampire in Dracula threatens the very existence of Victorian England. Stoker constructs the vampire as an embodiment of threat by surpassing his Gothic novelist predecess ... oned barriers, as well as crossing a myriad of others. The essay is using the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker and the 1931 film version of Dracula by Tod Browning as the literary base from which the boun ...

(39 pages) 461 16 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Discuss the presentation and role of Mine in Bram Stoker's "Dracula", considering the historical and social context of the novel.

explores, among other themes, issues of sexual repression and the conflict between the old and new. Stoker presents Mina as the model Victorian female: she is dutiful to her husband, pure and chaste, ... and lust. Mina is also central to the novels ability to thrill. In the earlier stages of the book, Stoker uses her ignorance to create irony and tension, and in the later stages of the book he uses h ...

(4 pages) 53 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Burial Practices of the Ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman Cultures

al entombment practices and myths of the afterlife. The additional handouts I received from Timothy Stoker also proved to be useful in trying uncover vital information regarding the transition into an ...

(6 pages) 45 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Brahm Stoker and Oscar Wilde: Sexual and Social Identity in "Dracula" and "The Importance of Being Earnest"

the Victorian time period, but none of the authors were as straightforward as Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. Oscar Wilde focused mainly on the dual-identity that existed in Victorian society, not only ... o sexual identity, and suppressing true sexual identity to conform to Victorian societal standards. Stoker's views on social identity were similar to Wilde's, but placed more emphasis on sexual identi ...

(8 pages) 49 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An analysis of Women's roles in Bram Stoker's "Dracula"

pected to do any work other than keeping the house clean, and entertaining the guests and children. Stoker used Dracula as a median to express his opinions towards on the subject. Stoker, like many ot ... arting to make their own decisions, and were starting to hold jobs and positions of authority. Bram Stoker himself grew up in a feminist household, but soon changed his beliefs, as he grew older. Drac ...

(2 pages) 49 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

'His bundle of names links all our little band of men together': How one man relates to another in the novel of "Dracula"

this union an amicable one, merely taking in consideration the adventures they had together; or did Stoker refer to some other meaning of bond when writing this sentence, and many other utterances as ... order to give a satisfactory answer to this question; the importance of having some knowledge about Stoker's life, in particular the possible involvement in a homoerotic lifestyle and the resemblance ...

(8 pages) 26 2 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Sexuality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

Sexuality in Bram Stoker's DraculaBram Stoker's Dracula, favorably received by critics upon publication in 1897, enter ... p perceived the sexuality flowing from the page. An advocate for the censorship of sexual material, Stoker himself may have been unconscious of his own novel's sexual qualities. Perhaps if he knew of ... of Victorian sexuality, the threat of foreign sexuality, Oedipal fantasies, sexual repression, Bram Stoker's sexuality, and homosexuality. The list of sexual topics is endless.The popularity of Freud' ...

(4 pages) 56 0 3.5 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Burial in different cultures (

tual entombment practicesand myths of the afterlife. The additional handouts I received fromTimothy Stoker also proved to be useful in trying uncover vital informationregarding the transition into ano ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Literature In Dracula

have used many different techniques to convey their message to readers. These techniques compliment Stoker's work and help bring their story to life. Bram Stoker's classic gothic romance novel Dracula ... t, and disturbing events that occur in Transylvania. Many literary techniques are used to emphasize Stoker's works. Literary devices such as sensual imagery, gothic setting, and tone add to the decade ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Transylvanian Supersitions by Emily Gerard

ne," just above the ground which would hopefully lead them towards fascinating discoveries (Qtd. In Stoker 333). According to myths, these treasure hunters, at times, must go through a number of stipu ...

(1 pages) 2004 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Name - Bhanuka UdugamaI.D No - 3300Bram Stoker's DraculaEver heard of the blood thirsty vampire Count Dracula? Written and set in the late 1 ... er heard of the blood thirsty vampire Count Dracula? Written and set in the late 19th century, Bram Stoker's novel Dracula is a crucial book in gothic horror literature. Dracula is one of the most sym ... re Diaries, The Originals, Twilight and True Blood kept on emerging showing the impact made by Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula". This book is written in the Victorian Period and clearly Dracula's appear ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers