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By NVOT Student 600 Bram Stokers classic Dracula first published in 1897 is a mystifying horror tale concerning the war of good versus evil ages old yet forever new It is the gothic narrative of the undead creatures of the night and the human lives they touch seeking to satiate the cursed craving for their only sustenance human blood Throughout all this Stoker weaves intriguing juxtapositions of light and dark good and evil the holy and the damned as the books title character presents readers anti-Christian values in a tangible entity This is not to say the novel is anti-Christian only the character of Dracula is and in the end it is the power of God that triumphs over the evil Counts reign of terror Dracula can control the weather wild or unclean animals and he can change form at will or disappear into thin air These are abilities one ordinarily would associate only with God himself looked upon as supreme power light and holiness Dracula gains power only in the absence of such light in the darkness of night I love the shade and shadow he says I am no longer young and my heart through years of mourning over the dead is not attuned to mirth 36 There are countless examples of Draculas opposition to God A humans only defense against him or one of his followers are the symbols of Gods peace and holiness such as the crucifix prayer or practically any other consecrated item In the Bible Jesus rose from the dead on the third day In the novel however Draculas victims descend to the ranks of the undead after three days Such parallels occur frequently throughout the book amounting to great tension violently released in the exciting climax While the midsection of the book becomes a bit verbose and confusing at times the outstanding start and finish more than make up for this The character of Abraham van Helsing
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