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In Dracula by Bram Stoker there are many characters that could be called a hero Some of these heroes could be John Harker for identifying The Count and helping to kill him Quicy for helping to kill The Count and Sacrificing himself in the end or even Van Helsing for finding the facts about Dracula and how he must die But upon closer examination there is no real hero in Dracula Harker and Morris may have helped rid the world of such an evil and Van Helsing may have Noticed the threat and helped to prevent it but is that really heroism or is it just common bigotry or was it even evil to begin with Dracula was in a constant fight for survival Wherever he went he was persecuted and hated Though Dracula had to kill to survive he had to live In doing so he did things that made him seem evil and different Humans are afraid of things that are different so they did what felt natural and they killed him These facts that Dracula was persecuted for being different are the same things that we try to stop today Dracula did kill people Which makes him sound like an evil thing But in war we call our soldiers heroes and we say that they did great things to help humanity and they are in general great people What soldiers in war do is no different than what Dracula had to do So in turn if one would look at heroism in that perspective then Dracula could very well be the hero in the book He killed to keep himself alive and to keep his people alive and if thats wrong so is fighting for our right to survive So in the end who is the hero in Bram Stokers Dracula There is not one One could argue that Harker Quincy or even Van Helsing is the hero of the
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