Sunday, September 15, 2013
Cold as dead (Dracula)
Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, tells the journey of a young man who works as real estate agent. This "solicitor" is sent to assist his boss client, the Count Dracula, far into the east of Europe. In particular, the young man enjoys the trip, for he describes in great detail the landscape on which he dwells during the adventure towards Transylvania (Stoker, 48). Harker had studied the history and the little mapping in existence of the territory to which he addresses, for he provides foreknowledge of the population that was conquered and the mixture of the culture that lives there. At Golden Krone Hotel the strangest thing happened, a woman begs Harker to stay at least one day more before departure towards the Count's land. Since this incident Harker has maintained an uneasy sense of his final destination, during the ride he feels that something annoys his fellow travelers to pass by the Count's territory (Stoker, 109). At the Borgo pass like a wind the count's carriage comes across, finally, Harker has arrived to the place that many seem to dislike. The ride towards the castle takes him by surprise, for he merely could make eye contact with the driver, and picture the way he addresses. Harker points out the background as a scary place that could not be walked alone. Once in the castle Harker finds the place intriguing, for the Count shows interesting sharp traits that Harker feels the curiosity of studying in depth.