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Dracula. How Does Bram Stoker Create an Atmosphere of Fear and Horror?

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How Does Bram Stoker Create an Atmosphere of Fear and Horror? If this was scary in 1897, it's not very scary now but I can see how the Narrator is trying to get a picture in your head to spook you. Bram Stoker wrote it in 1897; it was scary at the time but not as much as it is now. The simplest way in which Stoker tries to scare his readers is by having his narrator, Jonathan Harker, keeps telling us how scared he is? "I grew dreadfully afraid", many times Harker writes something inn his journal. The repetition of this idea builds build's up a picture of fear in the reader's eyes. Another method is seen in the description of Harker's journey to meet Dracula at the Borgo Pass. The horses and the other passengers show a "Strange mixture of fear-meaning movement and make the sign of the cross". ...read more.

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Sinister wolves follow Harker to his destination and only when "Dracula" get off then the wolves surrounded Harker with there white teeth and Harker was still scared of seeing the wolves in England. There are very disturbing aspects about "Dracula", apparently, such as hairs on his palms, his eyebrows are meeting and his nails are very sharp and he's got very ling teeth, there were big hints that he was "Dracula". Jonathan Harker wrote in his diary about his many fears for example "The time I waited seemed endless, and I felt doubts are fears crowding upon me" this mad everyone afraid and anxious to know what was going o happen next. On the frantic coach journey to meet Dracula's coach, the driver and all the passengers are obvious and nervous because "The crazy coach rocked in its great leather springs, and swayed like a boat tossed on a stormy sea" The pathetic fallacy- the weather and landscape seems menacing this creates fear in people's eyes because they start ...read more.

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The description of Dracula has disturbing aspects like hairs on the palm, meeting eyebrows and sharp, prominent teeth, it said in the novel "As he swept his long arms... the wolves fell back and back further still" this scares a lot of people because of his eyebrows etc are what evil people look like, "His eyebrows were very massive, almost meeting over the nose and with bushy hair that seemed to curl" and "Rather cruel looking, peculiarly sharp white teeth" "Strange to say, there were hairs in the centre of the palm". "The nails were long and fine, and cut to a sharp point". Dracula had no servants because he was so hideous and vile this crease fear because of the way the writer said about how hideous and vile he was, in the novel it said "It may have been that his breath was rank, but a horrible feeling of nausea came over me", this makes people start to feel sick because of the way his breath rank or the nausea going over him. ?? ?? ?? ?? Daniel Brown 11b2 Monday 24th September 2007 ...read more.

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