Dracula 2

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Dracula, by Bram Stoker, is a classic tale of Gothicism. Traditionally, gothic tales only carried single theme of horror. Through Dracula, Stoker breaks this single theme barrier. The theme throughout Dracula is clearly displayed through the characters as they step from ignorance to realization in this tale of horror. The theme of ignorance is vital for this story. It is woven throughout and evident in all the characters. It is first displayed through the protagonist, …

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…Dracula. This gothic story not only played on the ignorance of the characters, in order to heighten the suspense, but it also used the technique of realization in order to make the story seem real. Their ignorance was well balanced when they finally came into realization of what was going on. The horror, ignorance and realization were the manifestation of Stokerís threefold theme. It was this threefold theme that made this gothic tale complete.