Persuasive "Dracula is a must read novel"
Uploaded by superbeast1985 on Apr 08, 2012
Dracula is a Must Read Novel
Dracula is a classic horror novel that has captivated the minds of readers for over a century. In my opinion, it is one of the greatest horror stories ever written. Bram Stoker grabs reader’s interest with suspense, vivid imagery, and the struggle between good and evil through multiple settings in an enlightening tale that can be realistically perceived.
The first brilliant quality of the novel is that it is never without suspense. Stoker uses suspense rather effectively throughout the novel. In the book, there are several places where readers are left dangling on the edge of their seat and eager to turn the page. Though written in the nineteenth century, it moves swiftly and employs suspense techniques often associated with modern novels. Dracula is composed in such a bizarre manner that it allows suspense to be exercised simply and efficiently to build the plot. Anyone who enjoys anticipation will enjoy this novel.
The second main point of interest is the vivid imagery that transports the mind into the Victorian age; there are indeed some rather shockingly gruesome descriptions of events. I cannot recommend Stoker’s masterpiece highly enough. The beautiful descriptions of Hungary, Romania, and England give the reader a full image. The clear descriptions create terror, and shock to all those who open its pages. The reader feels as if they are watching the scene unfold as the characters do themselves including the feeling of actually standing in the room, smelling the mold, hearing all the various languages, and the sense of Dracula’s teeth closing in on the unsuspecting neck. Anyone who likes to feel like they are in the story this is the perfect one.
Dracula has appealed to all types of readers for over a century because it deals with one of the most common human conflicts the struggle between good and evil. The reader knows that all is not right, but does not know what is wrong. Stoker acknowledges the complexity of this conflict by showing good characters attracted to evil. Stoker explores the conflict of good and evil throughout the novel; he does not allow anyone to triumph until the last few pages. The strength in personality of every one of the characters makes this book a vital read.
The wealth of rich material buried throughout the text is sure to excite, intrigue, and surprise the novice reader. Dracula is a classic beautiful...