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The character of "Dracula" is fictional - there are no such things as human vampires. It is thought that Stoker took some of his ideas and themes from stories of tyrannical Hungarian and Roumanian kings and princes of long ago, some of whom were partial to impaling their enemies on poles in the market square, but that is all. There is no Frankenstein's monster, either.
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It was first published in 1897 by the Irish auther.
Dracula was a vampire, an deceased individual reanimated by dark forces and possessing supernatural powers. Dracula and other vampires would retain their human form by drinkin…g the blood of living humans, as real-life vampire bats do on birds or mammals. The character was historically based on a Romanian prince known as Vlad the Impaler. Vlad's family name was Dracula. He was known to drink the blood of the people he had impaled.
Wynona Ryder plays Mina in Bram Stoker's Dracula. The film is by Francis Ford Cappola. Dracula is starred by Gary Oldman.
Dracula is a horrifying story
The mood is gothic romance.
In 1897, Archibald Constable & Co. published the hardback version of the novel "Dracula" by the Irish author, Bram Stoker.
Many people say that the idea stemmed from his relationship with is employer and friend, Henry Irving. The overbearing, threatening, sometimes repulsive, "vampiric" character …of Count Dracula represents those characteristics of Irving himself, and the timid, following character of Johnathan Harker does the same respect for Stoker. What he did was take an already known, but too much so, legend and twisted it to fit his life; including the impact of Dracula/Irving's decisions on Harker/Stoker's relationships and life (i.e., Mina, Lucy, etc.). Hope that helps!
This is a matter of opinion but arguments can be made for a few. Of course one criteria would be how much time is spent on a particular character. Some people may like Dr. Joh…n Seward or Quincey Morris or the Hon. Arthur Holmwood but as not more than ten sentences are wasted on any of them, they cannot productively compete. Count Dracula -- very eccentric very interestingDr. Von HelsingJohnathan HarkerWilhelmina Harker (nee Murray)Renfeld In my opinion Dracula is by far the most interesting simply because he posses traits that no one else can compete with. In this regard the question is a no-brainer. After him though it is a toss-up between Renfeld and Wilhelmina. Renfeld because of his eccentric traits. Wilhelmina because she represents both sides of the emerging modern woman of the mid-nineteenth century. She is devoted and even submissive to her husband but has the industrious of mind to acquire several employable traits to support him in his business and the confederacy against the count. In fact she is involved in the scouting (with Dr. Van Helsing of course) against castle Dracula before the final battle. Added to this is the phase where is forced to drink of the count's blood and becomes his mental-rampart. As you can guess there is a lot of time devoted to Wilhelmina so it is hard to dismiss her.
Vlad Tepes The Impaler was a cruel leader whereas Bram Stoker's Dracula is a fictional character. You can see a detailed comparison of the two at the related link below.
Bram Stoker's research for Dracula involved research of European folklore and tales, and he was heavily influenced by an essay called Transylvania Superstitions (Emily Gerard,… 1885). he also got the idea from vlad the impaler
'Steal' is the wrong word. Character Traits and Motifs are not private property and can be learned and used by any writer. That Stoker used such from stories that preceded his… is almost a certainty.
probally invented There were two demi-kingsr in the Balkans: Vlad Dracul (the dragon) and Vlad Dracula (Son of the Dragon). The character created by Bram Stoker had many simi…larities with Vlad Dracula but then a few references that would be 'deal-breakers' as far as confirming the identity of either as the other. I think Stoker created the character with the intention of confusing him with the historic ruler.
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