This thesis examines fin-de-siècle incarnations of literary vampires in british, polish and russian texts while bram stoker's dracula has provided a theoretical model for the critical analysis of the vampire motifs, this thesis argues for further analysis and interpretation of vampire fiction in a broader european context hence. Table of contents: 1 introduction 2 what is a gothic novel 21 the beginning of the gothic novel 22 the later gothic novel 3 abraham stoker's dracula 31 background and summary 4 gothic aspects 41 nature 42 characters 421 the role of women in the gothic novel 422 the gothic villain/hero 43 breaking taboos. English assimilation and invasion from outside the empire: problems of the outsider in england in bram stoker's dracula thesis submitted to the college of arts and sciences of the university of dayton in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts in. Thus, with bram stoker's dracula, though we have a vampire myth novel filled with terror, horror, and evil, the story is a thinly veiled disguise of the repressed sexual mores of the victorian era if we look to critical interpretation and commentary to win support for such a thesis, we find it aplenty for erotic dracula certainly is. Joseph sheridan le fanu and in dracula (1897) by bram stoker the first part of the thesis outlines the features and development of gothic novel until 19th century, depicts the evolution of vampires in gothic fiction, deals with the inspiration behind the characters of carmilla and dracula and classifies joseph sheridan le. In this thesis i therefore hope to consider of what the monsters represented in “ green tea,” the picture of dorian gray and dracula might be a demonstration the works that i have chosen to explore have a number of things in common, apart from their involvement with monsters all of them partake in the gothic genre and.
“in dracula, bram stoker uses the 'two lucys' as twin symbols” or “ dracula himself symbolizes the mysterious other” each of the previous examples is an acceptable beginning of a working thesis statement because each names the character and the symbolic representation your paper will discuss they tell your. This thesis open access is brought to you for free and open access by the english department at digital commons @ trinity it has been accepted for inclusion in english honors theses by an authorized administrator of digital commons @ trinity for more information, please contact [email protected] recommended. A general discussion about the vampire in history and in literature is put forth to give the reader a better understanding of the vampire's evolution through the centuries the focus will mostly be on the influence bram stoker's dracula, a key work in vampire fiction, has had on the works of writers of young.
The focus of this thesis is a reading of bram stoker's dracula it investigates the experience of horror and the link between horror and desire that can be found in the text the reading centres on the vampire figure and the vampire's metaphorical function themes like insomnia, undeath, blood, devouring and writing are. Get an answer for 'i need to write a thesis statement for bram stoker's dracula it has to be about why stoker gave mina her specific traits remember, it has to be debatable since it is a thesis statement and i have to put it in my essay ' and find homework help for other dracula questions at enotes.
University of jyväskylä dracula's women: the representation of female characters in a nineteenth-century novel and a twentieth-century film a pro gradu thesis in english by riina saarenvesi department of languages 2004. Dracula is a book written by bram stoker the dracula literature essays are academic essays for citation these papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of dracula. The various readings of dracula are a diverse bunch with the primary reading and focus changing significantly over the years depending on what happened to fascinate the scholars of a given time period in the following section we will explore the various readings we will be examining in this thesis and.
Dracula has long been associated with the repressive qualities of victorian society and the oppression of the emerging new woman however, taking into account that the novel is part of the gothic genre, a genre which endeavours to infringe the social boundaries in any given era, this thesis will. Bachelor thesis a domesticated vampire - how the vampire myth has changed since bram stoker's dracula to stephenie meyer's twilight elisabeth johansson luleå university of technology bachelor thesis english department of language and culture 2010:085 - issn: 1402-1773 - isrn: ltu- cupp--10/085-. Cultural stereotypes: from dracula's myth to contemporary diasporic productions a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts at virginia commonwealth university ileana florentina popa ba, university of bucharest, february 199 1 ma, virginia commonwealth university,.
Below you will find five outstanding thesis statements for dracula by bram stoker that can be used as essay starters or paper topics all five incorporate at least one of the themes found in the text and are broad enough so that it will be easy to find textual support, yet narrow enough to provide a focused clear thesis statement. Harker's visit to transylvania and the castle of the vampire19 leonard wolf briefly points out some of the elements in dracula which are recognizably gothic 20 this thesis will examine the influence of the gothic romance on the fiction of bram stoker the thesis will focus primarily on dracula, but will also refer to some of. The aim of this thesis is to chronologically study the changes in morality and in the families of vampires represented in literature the analysis focuses on three vampires from different eras: dracula, lestat and edward the material consists of the gothic horror novel dracula by bram stoker, the first two books of the. Vampire women play a culturally significant role in films and literature by revealing the extent to which deviation from socially accepted behavior is tolerated in this thesis, i compare the vampire women of bram stoker's dracula and j sheridan le fanu's carmilla to their depictions in recent adaptations in stoker's dracula.