Sunday, July 20, 2014

Originality of Count Dracula and his castle.

A historical reference mentioned in Dracula is the castle of Count Dracula. It is marketed to be the home of the villain in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. Based on my research of this reference, the castle is located on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Count Dracula’s castle also known as Bran Castle, has now become a very popular tourist attraction for those seeking their Dracula thrills. This famous fortress is now on the market for sale in Transylvania. Stoker based his vampire villain, Dracula on an actual historic figure. Bran Castle has a list of previous owners, but the most famous occupant has been Prince Vlad “The Impaler”, who inspired Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. Dracula had many features which linked to the real life actions of Vlad.

 In the 1400s. While writing the novel Dracula, Stoker’s writing was influenced by many people and events. There were many leaders who influenced his work, the most was probably Vlad the Impaler. Vlad was a ruler of modern-day Transylvania. His blood thirst acted as an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s vampire, Dracula. He was regarded as a fighter but also a monster who killed thousands. The castle’s closest association with Vlad was in the 1400s when he was captured and imprisoned in the castle. The castle is now a hot spot for tourists, thanks to its most famous fictional resident, Dracula. The castle is rumored to be on sale for an estimated $80 million. It’s a nice place to visit, but I would not want to live there. Bram Stoker has never visited the castle, but he has read about it and has based his characters residence on the real thing.

  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Vlad_Tepes_002.jpg             
Vlad the Impaler(inspiration for Stoker's Dracula)

http://www.draculascastle.com/images/bran.jpg
Count Dracula's castle located in Romania.

1 comment:

  1. Good writing here, Nathan, but where is your info. coming from? What's your source? And please don't tell me if it's from Wikipedia :-(

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