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.    

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  1. By now the novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker, details three main elements. First the territory where Harker, the main character, goes by. One can understand that this novel is not just about the terror that a vampire plants upon human kinds, rather one can enjoy the landscape such as the hills, river, and grassland of each places where Harker lands. In addition, Stoker goes ahead and picture women's looks and styles with more specifics than he uses with men. It is breath taking to really visualize the clothing that women may wear at the time. Finally, education enters to the play, for Stoker illustrates the Count as a man leaned to learn as much it is possible. Many or at least a few of the chats with the Count have been strictly of information. Also they have met with some frequency inside the library. Those three particular elements may at simple glance do not appear scary enough, but there are some parts that make them cold as dead. For instance, the mysterious look of the people that Stoker describes, the background where the trees are bend over the way towards the castle and the sounds of the night. Even though the count appears as educated, he has some traits that displays his dark sides, like his teeth, sick vitality, and the depth look.

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    1. Your summary's really detailed, and your observations in your comment are really good. But why didn't you include them in the main post?

      And where's your connection to Steven King?

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