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Dracula


            Bram Stoker's Dracula The setting of the story begins in 19th century Europe, in the country of Transylvania. The story begins with a solicitor from England named Jonathan Harker is sent by a business man to meet with an old Count named Dracula at his castle located far from civilization. Mr. Harker soon develops an uneasy feeling about visiting the mysterious Count. He arrives at Castle Dracula regardless, and meets with Dracula. He soon realizes that the count is no normal human, but an evil, blood-sucking vampire, who can command animals and elements with the wave of his hand. Harker escapes but the Count has made a plan to move to London and exercise his evil forces on innocent people there. However, a group of friends, including an professor, a psychologist, an American, a rich man, and Jonathan Harker and his wife Mina, learn of the Count's sinister plan and pledge to destroy him before he can create an army of undead vampires. They destroy his coffins with holy waters and chase him out of England back to Castle Dracula. There they carry out an ultimate plan to destroy Dracula. The Author uses suspense as a storytelling throughout the story. There are many parts in which the reader is left suspended on the edge of seat. Dracula is written in first person like many other novels but then it differs slightly. The book starts off as a first person Journal of the first character describing his experiences. But then it switches to someone else's journal, and then to letters between two characters, and later to a newspaper article. It follows this pattern roughly throughout the book. The plot builds up with one character's journal and then it jumps to another character's journal so that you must read a ways through it before the conclusion . This sort of suspense can be frustrating and annoying . In conclusion, Bram Stoker's Dracula turned out to be a very exciting and fascinating novel.


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