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

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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.

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