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Bram Stoker

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Blood & Bodies Blood represents life and energy but also lust; bodies become battlefields of good and evil. Tools of the Trade Professor Van Helsing attacks Dracula's ancient evil with icons of Christianity. Castle & City Dracula's castle in Transylvania and the city of London offer stages for action and opposing world views. Symbols Count Dracula, Chapter 23 our girls that you all love are mine already; and through them you and others shall yet be mine. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian, Copyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc. Born in Ireland, Stoker worked at a castle and managed a theater, traveling extensively and rubbing elbows with famous actors, directors, and writers. Stoker gained notoriety when he created one of the most enduring characters in literature—Dracula, a success that encouraged him to continue writing. Bram Stoker1847–1912 Author Salvation & Damnation Van Helsing and Dracula play out a classic struggle between good and evil. Masculinity & Femininity Traditional boundaries of male and female behavior are blurred as the Victorian era comes to a close. Limits of Modern Knowledge Late Victorian England was at the forefront of science yet vulnerable to the threat of a monster. Themes Year English doctor John Polidori published The Vampyre, the first vampire novel in English 1819 Year Stoker began writing Dracula, two years after Jack the Ripper terrorized London 1890 Working titles for the novel: The Dead Un-dead, The Undead, Dracula 3 Year Tod Browning's Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, secured the Count's place in the modern imagination 1931 Centuries-old Dracula preys on new blood in the streets of Victorian London, seeking to renew his power and extend the reach of his authority. Van Helsing and his allies must confront and defeat Dracula not only to save the women they love but also to protect England from his infectious lusts. Bloodthirsty Count vs. Gallant Men MAIN CHARACTERS Lucy Westenra Dracula's beautiful prey Professor Abraham Van Helsing Doctor opposed to Dracula Mina Murray Dracula's smart but plain prey Van Helsing's Allies The girls' fiancés, Jonathan Harker and Arthur Holmwood, Quincey Morris, and Dr. John Dracula Aristocrat who feeds on human blood Draculaby the Numbers The Three Bride-Maidens Dracula's female associates Bram Stoker 1897 English Novel Author Year Published Original Language Dracula Horror

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