Dracula Book Analysis
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a Gothic novel it was first published in 1897. Bram Stoker’s Dracula consists of 316 pages, made into 27 chapters. Dracula is based in approximately late 1700’s and early 1800’s. The book’s main settings are in two places London and Transylvania. The tone of this novel is more of a spooky romance. The central theme in this novel is that Christianity is your salvation.
The book is about a man named Jonathon Harker who goes to Transylvania in hopes to land a big real-estate deal in London. What he doesn’t know is that Dracula is going to feed off him to restore his youth. Then Dracula goes to London and there he meets Lucy where he feeds off her and turns her into a vampire. This is the first we see of his powers of seducing and turning people into vampires. In London this is where our second part of our adventure starts this is where the hunt for Dracula’s head begins. So a band of people go on the hunt for him and they end up chasing him back to Transylvania back to his castle.
The narration consists of many people Jonathon Harker, Mina Murray, Lucy Westenra, Dr. Seward, varies letters, and newspaper clippings. The narration keeps changing from chapter to chapter. The book starts off by Jonathon Harker as the narrator which gives step by step of what is happening, and it does not give what is going to happen in the future. Through daily journal entries we learn what is happening in this book. It is not until chapter 5 where the narration jumps is where we get our selves the first cliff hanger in the book, where we don’t know whether he is alive or dead. “Good-bye, all! Mina!”(ch.4 pg.45) This is a quote of Jonathon saying goodbye to everything before he tries to escape one last time.
The way everything takes place is in chronological order. He writes in more of a circular structure. Where he starts is where he ends. The plot of this novel is not hard to follow. The plot starts with Jonathon on his trip to...