dracula notes - Dracula Background General information do not have to memorize Dracula written at the end of 1800 before that there were other novels

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Dracula Background General information, do not have to memorize: - Dracula written at the end of 1800, before that there were other novels such as Jigb Polidori, the Vampyre 1818, The beautiful Dead 1836, Camillia LeFanu1872. - Attack on Mina is important. Origin of Dracula Legend —> Succubus + Incubus: Two creatures who were thought to exist who visit women and men at night. —> Incubus: Male create, visit women at night and forced on them on night. This was apparently the cause or explanation of deformed babies, down syndrome. A demon would impregnate them with a deformed baby. Male demon. —> Succubus: Female came at night visit men and takes your energy away from you. Like a parasite. Female demon. —> Beauty is dangerous —> Beautiful death: At this time called consumption ( TB) You became beautifuler, paler, cheeks flushed, etc. Become more alluring —> Eros + death —> Science: Decomposition, misunderstanding of rabies.
Plot Summary Dracula: Author: Bram Stocker 147- 1912 Irish, friend of famous author Oscar Wilde Characters: Jonathan Harker: married to Mina Mina Harker Lucy Westera: Mina’s best friend, three suitors who want to marry her (picks Arthur) Dr. John , Arthur, Morris Dracula Nemsis of draucla is Professor Van Hulson Rentfield Plot ( see recording for more details) Starts off in the mountain. Jonathan Hinan visits Caste Dracula to arrange for legal purchase of Cortex Abbey —-> becomes a prisoner. —> Left not knowing what happens to Jonathan Hirvan. Dracula leaves for England on on the Dimena. —>Brings 50 coffins of soil. —> Jonathan escapes but falls ill and losses memory —> During time Jonathan is gone we meet Lucy Westra and her friend Mina Murray. Lucy has three suitors + mina engaged —> Dracula arrives in London. Captain of the Dentra found dead to the helm (chapter 7) —> Lucy starts to sleep walk + falls ill, gets pale and week and disoriented. —> Her suitor who she turned down come to help her Dr. Sewards called f professor Van Helsing who suspects the working of a vampire. —> All try to protect Lucy but she dies becomes the “bloofer lady” V.H the others have to put a state through her heart —> All come together as as a team lead by V.H , they share notes and exchange info. —> Readily counts plan he has brought 50 caskets of family, purchased estates and plus to colonize England. —> Team decides to protect Dracula.
Narrative Voice - Multiple first first person - Multiple of formats : journals, letters, diaries, phonograph records, telegrams, newspaper cuttings, captain logs, official reports, receipts, bills, etc. - Conflict b/w modernmity+ past: —> Technology used is significant: Meena is capable of typing. Short hand. Recording things scientifically. Rise of science occurring in Victorian times. —> Memory + record keeping is important e.g.. Lucy write down on a piece of paper and puts it inside her top for the last moments. Captain puts it in a glass bottle.

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