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The Presentation of Good vs. Evil in Dracula.

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The Presentation of Good vs. Evil in Dracula

One of the main themes of Dracula is the role of good and evil. The characters are on two different sides - some good, others evil. The only obvious 'evil' character is Dracula, however if you listen to what some of the other characters have to say, it is sometimes questionable whether they are good or if they are evil. It is not always easy to decide whether a character has an element of goodness in them, one of the ways to possibly tell is by what they wear. We all know that Dracula is on the evil side, however the way he dresses also expresses his personality.

He is described early on, when Jonathan Harker first meets him as "A tall old man...clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere". This is the colour which we associate with evil, especially when we listed the kinds of words which we associate with evil. If we then compare what type of appearance Dracula has, with a 'good' character such as Lucy, we can see that she wears the complete opposite

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