• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

In Bram Stokers novel, Dracula the science is outdone. The character of Jonathan Harker faces the fear of the unknown through out the novel.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The unknown sound of the clock strikes my ears and I come back to conscious from deep slumber. Slowly opening my eyes I became more frighten. The place seemed unfamiliar. The dark clouds and bats flying over me seemed to frighten my even more. I tried lifting myself up, a sharp pain was felt from every part of my body, as though all my bones were broken. The fear aroused even more; the wind blew over me as though there was not a living soul here. My heart pounded twice as faster then normal. Pausing here we can rationalize and scientifically predict what is happening here. In Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula the science is outdone. The character of Jonathan Harker faces the fear of the unknown through out the novel. ...read more.

Middle

On the way to the castle, Jonathan rationalizes many other unknown facts. He says that, "It seemed to me that we were simply going over and over the same ground again" (20). He does not realize that it is about to be St George's Day as soon as the clock strikes midnight. The car circles around the same place until midnight. Harker totally ignores this strange event. He does not bother to ask the driver about it. The clock strikes midnight and the car stops outside Count's castle. Harker begins to discover strange behavior of Dracula. He notices that, "I could see him over my shoulder. But there was no reflection of him in the mirror!" (40). ...read more.

Conclusion

The weather played important role on the ship of those sailors. It started out as "splendidly-coloured clouds... the sun dipped below the black mass of..." (109).The crew feared the sudden weather change and the crew sought out to come together and tried solving this issue. They did not know that this was done by Dracula and that they fog was actually created by him too. The crews caption rationalizes it and tries assuring the crew that there is no ghost. Later on in the story the fear of unknown seem to reveal to the rest of the crew after Lucy's death. When Lucy was first bitten by Dracula, Quincy and Arthur thought it was cause of her lack of sleep. Then after her lose of blood, Van Helsing started to predict that it was Dracula. So basically in the story science and reason is defeated by unexplainable events and fear. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Bram Stoker section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Bram Stoker essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    How does Bram stoker manipulate audience response to Jonathan Harker and Dracula in his ...

    5 star(s)

    Bram stoker also portrays Dracula as a possessive character, as in the letter he refers to Transylvania as "my precious land. The word "my" suggests that Dracula counts the country as his own and in a way he is in control, or he could just be very proud of his country.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Dracula adapted by David Calcutt from the novel by Bram Stoker.

    4 star(s)

    The way Dracula's world is described as a "world of bottomless depths and endless horizons" is very accurate as it never ends as you never die and there is nowhere you can't go and nothing you can't be. The description when Mina becomes a vampire is very effective as it

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Write about Chapter 1 of Bram Stoker's Dracula as an introduction to the rest ...

    4 star(s)

    Jonathan Harker records his observations of the people and the countryside, their costume and customs. He has been instructed to stay at an old-fashioned hotel in Bistriz before setting out for the final leg of the journey to Dracula's castle. At Bistriz, a letter from Dracula is waiting for him.

  2. How does the writer create an atmosphere of fear and horror in the opening ...

    When Harker saw the ring of wolves, the writer describes them with "white teeth" and "lolling red tongues" which causes much fear for the reader as wolves are very frightening animals and have such influence over the horses reactions. The fact that horses, which are usually such calm and docile

  1. Dracula: a novel of fin de siècle fear?

    concerned with that transgression of boundaries which was the cause of the fin de si�cle anxiety infecting England. Sally Ledger characterises the period as one when the 'monolithic certainties of mid-Victorian Britain'3 suddenly began to be eroded. This atmosphere of doubt was reflected in the form of the novel -one-volume

  2. Discuss possible answers to this question with reference to at least two critical or ...

    According to Jones, "Dracula stands poised, quite self-consciously, on the cusp of modernity. Technological advancements - blood transfusions, stenographs, train timetables, typewriters, Kodak cameras - all have their place in killing the vampire, though recourse is needed to the old ways: the host, the cross, the stake.

  1. Study the extract from Jonathan Harker's Journal in Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. How does the ...

    Dracula is said to have 'a grim sort of smile' showing the reader he has no real emotions. When Harker sees 'the first dim streak of the coming dawn' light imagery is used to give a sense of approaching safety.

  2. Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Do you know where you are going, and what you are going to?" Why did she say this? Was it related to Dracula? Jonathan did not know the answers at this present time. Although she urged him to stay, he thought it was ridiculous and carried on with his journey but he took the crucifix she gave him.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work