Bram Stoker Research Paper

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Other themes include: Good versus Evil, gender roles
He was bedridden for a brief time. He had his blood drawn several times (could this have been what started his fascination with vampires and blood?).
Bram Stoker was born in Ireland on November 8, 1847. He had 2 brothers.
Bram Stoker went to a prep school and Trinity College for mathematics and science. He also played competitive sports.
Dracula and Vlad, the Impaler- connection?
Mina and Dracula represent good and evil.
Van Helsing represents the promise of christian salvation
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It did, however, receive much praise.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author of Sherlock Holmes) wrote to Stoker, praising his book.
There is a brief description of the historical reference of Vlad, the impaler:
“During his main reign (1456–1462), "Vlad the Impaler" is said to have killed from 40,000 to 100,000 European civilians (political rivals, criminals, and anyone he considered "useless to humanity"), mainly by impaling. The sources depicting these events are records by Saxon settlers in neighbouring Transylvania, who had frequent clashes with Vlad III. Vlad III is revered as a folk hero by Romanians for driving off the invading Ottoman Turks, of which his impaled victims are said to have included as many as 100,000.” ~Wikipedia
Vlad, the impaler was also known as Vlad Dracula.
Bram Stoker was possible inspired by Slains Castle, located in Scotland. He visited it in 1893, four years before Dracula was first published. According to this source, however, Stoker had started writing Dracula three years
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There are many parallels between the two. In the 1700s, there was a severe lack of scientific knowledge and a widespread epidemic known as consumption. Superstitions arose that vampires were causing this and the only way to save one’s self was to burn the heart of the loved one who had died. Tuberculosis caused its victims to vomit blood, which in turn spread the germs to other people. This superstition may have originated in Greece and seemed to be most popular in Hungary. In Greece, there was a legend or belief that Latin Christians could not decay in their graves. It was “under the ban of of the Greek