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The aspect of Dracula that makes it so frightening as opposed to contemporary horror is that of the strong persona of Count Dracula himself For all of the terror he inspires The Count has few appearances in the novel instead using his mystique to frighten the reader While nearly all current books and films in the horror genre focus on the aspects of violence and shock appeal Dracula uses the element of suspense to captivate the reader By using the element of fear Bram Stoker keeps the reader turning the pages in anticipation of the next series of terrifying events to occurOne of the major factors in the horror of Dracula is that so much of Count Draculas actions are centered around the carnal and bestial desires which are considered unnatural for humans The Count is purely carnal and animal in nature making him so terrifying for the men and women that become ensnared in his bloodlust An example of The Counts animalistic traits can be found in his appearance With his sharp canine teeth and rather hairy body The Count certainly gives the impression of being something other than human As stated in Jonathan Harkers journal lofty domed forehead and hair growing scantily round the temples but profusely everywhere else The mouth was fixed and rather cruel-looking with peculiarly sharp white teeth The ears were pale and the tops extremely pointed page 18 This is clearly not a man but some sort of beast in a human form This unnatural being subconsciously horrifies the reader as it is not clear what to make of Dracula whether he is a man or a beast By leaving this element of mystery to the character of The Count the reader is left with a feeling of suspense This feeling is often lost in contemporary horrorgothic literature and film which often shows the evil being in all of its horrific glory By leaving these psychological aspects of fear
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