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Dracula - Independent Project

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Austin Hertzler

on 7 May 2013

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Dracula By: Bram Stoker Bram Stoker Born: Dublin, Ireland - 1847
University of Dublin graduate
Freelance writer turned novelist
Success hinged on early job About the Author Other Works The Primrose Path (1875)
The Snake's Pass (1890)
The Watter's Mou' (1895)
The Shoulder of Shasta (1895)
Dracula (1897)
Miss Betty (1898)
The Mystery of the Sea (1902)
The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903)
The Man (1905)
Lady Athlyne (1908)
The Lady of the Shroud (1909)
The Lair of the White Worm (1911)
Shorts Stories, Poems Horror Writers Association
Bram Stoker Award Characters Count Dracula
Jonathan Harker
Mina Murray
Lucy Westenra
Quincey Morris
John Seward
Arthur Holmwood
Van Helsing
Renfield Overview Jonathan conducts business in Transylvania
Introduction of Mina and Lucy
Lucy and Mina become victims
Hunt to defeat Count Dracula Not typical format
Story through letters, diary excerpts Setting Dracula's Castle
London, England AP Question 2005 (B): One of the strongest human drives seems to be a desire for power. Write an essay in which you discuss how a character in a novel or a drama struggles to free himself or herself from the power of others or seeks to gain power over others. Be sure to demonstrate in your essay how the author uses this power struggle to enhance the meaning of the work. Thesis In the novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Stoker
uses Count Dracula's power struggle to enhance the overall theme of conflict between good and villainy. Main Points > Contrasting Characterization
Clear difference
Bad decisions lead to downfall Sources Shmoop Editorial Team. "Dracula" Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 3 May 2013. > Symbolism
Spiritual Guard SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on Dracula.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2003. Web. 4 May 2013. The Biography Channel Editors. "Bram Stoker." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 3 May 2013
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