How does he bring out their worst or least attractive qualities? science and reason. Luckily, FreeBookSummary offers study guides on over 1000 top books from students’ curricula! his father’s death. Formal literary essays are written in the third person, in the present tense and use formal academic language: 1. Describe the appearances Dracula makes throughout the novel. Are we supposed to sympathize with Dracula? Do you think Dracula is a religious novel? Stoker married an aspiring actress, Florence Balcombe, and the couple had one son, Noel, who was born in 1879. What are the consequences of modernity in Dracula? What are the strengths and drawbacks of this approach? her suffering at the vampire’s hands. 4. Why is the old Dutch professor the most threatening adversary to the Count? The Dracula family, which Stoker’s count describes with pride in the early chapters of the novel, is based on a real fifteenth-century family. inhabits a crumbling castle in the Carpathian Mountains. Do we ever feel sorry for him? administrator of an insane asylum not far from Dracula’s English How are the women similar? Group work will be done in class to prepare for the topic, but the essay is an individually written formal summative assignment to be completed once the novel is finished. Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1847. Stoker’s early fiction is not of particularly high quality. Or, if one person needed to die, why Quincey? Beneath A solicitor, or lawyer, whose firm sends him to Transylvania Stoker modernizes this tradition in his novel, however, moving from the conventional setting of Dracula’s ruined castle into the bustle of modern England. to conclude a real estate transaction with Dracula. character in the novel to fall under Dracula’s spell, Lucy becomes Determined Stoker continued to write until his death in 1912, producing several adventure novels, including The Jewel of Seven Stars (1904) and The Lair of the White Worm (1911). How are the women similar? What role does Mina play in the plot to defeat Dracula. Although under Dracula’s evil spell, Mina Holmwood maintains a sparkle in her eyes as if she’s savoring that private moment when the Count stole her innocence. Why is Lucy the first to fall under Dracula’s spell? To the vampire? A In the novel, how do youth and naiveté take a back seat to knowledge and experience? Why does Dr. Van Helsing suspect unnatural causes as the root of Lucy’s ailment? In what way is the novel a recounting of a "holy war" of good versus evil? Why, in your opinion, is Lucy the first to fall under Dracula's spell? Which characters or ideas does Stoker depict as “good”? What are you going to do with the rest of your summer?