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Duality in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

             In every novel, there is always two sides- good and evil and they are always fighting one another to achieve dominance. Bram Stoker has created Dracula to stand for all the negative forces, treachery, and evil. However, to combat this negative force with almost supernatural powers the author has created a group of good and brave men to combat Dracula, which is the theme of the book.
             The theme of "Good" Vs "Evil" takes on a religious tone with the two forces almost becoming God, which are the brave good men who try to fight Dracula and Satan who is Dracula.
             During the time Bram Stoker , the author write Dracula the theme of good vs evil was very prevalent and a theatre critic he knew that a successful novel should included good vs evil and challenging views. .
             One of the most well known aspects of a vampire is that it must feed upon the blood of the living; Dracula must drink to survive, (akin to people drinking the blood of Christ--the blood of divine life).
             Anti-Christianity is a major reoccurring theme throughout Bram Stokers Dracula. The novel portrays anti-Christian values and beliefs, though one of the characters Dracula one of the main characters in the novel is used to take on the characteristics of the anti-Christ. Stoker uses many beliefs from the Christian religion to display numerous amounts of Anti-Christian values, superstitious beliefs of the protection towards evil, and to compare and contrast the powers of God with those of Dracula. It is a theme used throughout the entire book.
             In chapter 1 as Jonathon Harker is travelling to Castle Dracula he is met by several people who give him a crucifix when he tell them where he is heading. One superstition is that a rosary will protect you from all evil, and in the novel, the evil is Dracula. The rosary protects him when Jonathon cuts himself shaving, Dracula lunges for his throat but stops when he sees the crucifix around Jonathon's neck.

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