It was said that he would drink blood while watching people which he impaled on stakes die. However, he has also been portrayed as a bloody tyrant -- whose reputation slowly transformed through the ages into the fictional vampire created by Bram Stoker at the end of the nineteenth century.
In chapter one as Jonathan Harker is traveling to Castle Dracula he is met by several people. Vlad Tepes grew up in a time of war and corruption. Vlad Tepes had built several monestsries for the Orthodox religion throughout hid life.
This shows the true evil and ruthlessness Vlad Tepes practiced. The way the two are dressed is a representation of the contrast of good and evil.
Many critics regard the novel as the best-known and most enduring Gothic vampire story ever published.
Vlad Tepes once impaled his own army on stakes. Jonathan desires these vampire women and as she bends down to kiss him he does not suppress her from what she wants to do, as though he is longing for her kiss. Major Themes Initially, Dracula was interpreted as a straightforward horror novel.
I, myself, think Stoker chose a good person not litterally, for his uses in the book to base the book Dracula for several reasons. Those are the reasons why I think Stoker decided to chose Vlad the Impaler for his character Dracula.
The crosses are a way to show that Christianity will promise protection.
Yet Dracula has had tremendous impact on readers since its publication. Another time when the Host is used as a deterrence of vampires is at the time Van Helsing and the other men are going to leave Mina alone in the house. Vlad Tepes began to rule Transylvania through a time of bloody massacreing and war.
The author uses all extant Romanian, Turkish, Russian and German sources to reconstruct the history of this famous Prince who, despite his short reign, created a name for himself in the Later though, to marry the women he loved, he had to convert to the Catholic religion. Later, they found an unidentified skeleton burried near the entrance of the monestary.
There are many ways that Bram Stoker"s Dracula can be considered Anti-Christian by showing of Anti-Christian values and perversions of the Christian religion. The most prominent example of this is when Mina is burned on the forehead by the Communion Wafer.
The skeleton was then sent to a museum where it vanished misteryously. The resemblence of Vlad Tepes personality to that of Dracula"s is very much similar. For instance, Dracula can control the weather, wild or unclean animals and, he can change form and disappear into the air.
For those reasons I think that the book Dracula is itself Anti-Christian and that the person Dracula could be easily considered the Anti-Christ. Also, they both have had some of the same life expirences, such as, drinking blood, their deaths, and especially their attitudes are almost identical.
When Lucy is brought in to the Un-Dead she rises from the dead three days after she dies as Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. The monks of that time thought that Vlad Tepes was performing God"s will in his massacres.
First of all, they both were called by the same name Dracula which means "devil". The theme of Christianity throughout the novel is also present in the battle of good versus evil. He attempts to escape the castle, where he has become a hostage.
Mina, the pure, chaste being, is dressed in all white while Dracula, the evil, corrupt being, is clad in pure black. Published inthe book garnered much critical and popular attention at the time of its publication and through the years has spawned countless stories and novels by other authors, as well as numerous theatrical and cinematic adaptations.
Critics have since tended to view Dracula from a Freudian psychosexual standpoint; however, the novel has also been interpreted from folkloric, political, feminist, and religious points of view.
One of the women he meets gives him a crucifix to protect him on his journey. God is looked at and referred to in the Bible as being the light which symbolizes happiness or life.
This crucifix protects him when Jonathan cuts himself shaving and Dracula lunges for his throat he stops when he sees the crucifix around Jon"s neck.
Another time, during the night Van Helsing and Lucy stay out near the courtyard of Castle Dracula, Van Helsing makes a Holy circle with the Host to keep vampires out and to keep Mina safe in the Holy circle.
Dracula"s powers are limited in the daytime, during the light, and his powers are stronger in the night, during darkness, which symbolizes evil.
But, if you were reading the book to find all the presence of sexuality in it you could possibly consider differently. Dracula has evil ways and spreads his evil not by sexual reproduction as God meant it to be but he takes the living and makes their lives evil destroying their souls.Essays and criticism on Bram Stoker's Dracula - Dracula, Bram Stoker.
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