The use of horror in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.

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A screeching scream, a dark alley, a thundering storm, lightning developing over imaginative shadows, the beat of a heart, ear shattering like an army of drums. The feeling of curiosity is at its climax, the fearful question is yet to be asked: what is waiting behind that corner? Horror is the answer. The evil monsters of the night are what people's imaginations turns to. Power, love, jealousy and death are elements that play an important …

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…novels. Finally, the courage to answer the question of what could possibly be around that corner is worked up. A turn is taken, and a mirror is presented. The character looks in anticipation into the mirror, to see if there is anything behind him. However, there is nothing fearful to be found. He is left only to look at his own reflection, and make his own discovery about himself. A discovery through his own fears.