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Frankenstein and Dracula Character Parallels and Contrasts Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Bram Stokers Dracula are stories of inhumane beings causing destruction and agony for the main characters until the time of their defeat These two classic horror stories possess similar character types which contrast in key elements Each story includes a protagonist villain and secondary character The manner in which these characters participate in and affect the outcome of the story however varies greatly The protagonists in these notable horrors both fight to defeat the destructive villains In the story of Frankenstein the title character Victor Frankenstein studied the sciences at a university in Ingolstadt and became fascinated with the secret behind the creation of life Genious yet foolish at the same time he unlocked the secret and brought a hideous monster to life - the one who would haunt him forever This being was not yet a monster per say but by Frankenstein neglecting his creation the feelings of abandonment and loneliness developed to become the root causes for its destructive and vengeful nature Frankenstein suffered the loss of his loved ones at the hand of that which he created The monster vowed revenge upon Frankenstein who had granted it such a miserable life Cursed cursed creator Why did I live Why in that instant did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed I know not despair had not yet taken possession of me my feelings were those of rage and revenge Shelley p 137 Had Frankenstein fathered the creature rather than disown it he may not have endured such hardships Almost no remorse is felt for Frankenstein because he was the root cause of all of the destruction and deserved to face the consequences The protagonist in Dracula Jonathan Harker is a character that the readers can actually pity because he did not bring upon any of the agony he and the other characters faced
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