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How is Bram Stoker's Dracula gothic?

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January 16, 2018 6:58AM

Gothic literature is writing involving horror,the supernatural, ghosts, castles, darkness, good versus evil and suchlike.

Bram Stoker's Dracula involves horror (driving a stake through the heart of lucy), the supernatural (men turning into vampires), castles (in the forests of Transylvania), darkness (when Dracula went sucking blood), good versus evil (crosses, garlic, stakes,etc to kill vampires). In other words it has all the classic ingredients of a gothic horror story.