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Dracula

The book Dracula by Bram Stoker is a tale of the old-time legend of the most famous of vampires. It takes place in both England and Transylvania. Jonathan Harker’s first assignment as a professional lawyer is to meet with Count Dracula at his castle in Transylvania on behalf of concluding a deal with the purchase of an English estate. Before Jonathan gets to the castle, he stays in a hotel that was selected by Count Dracula. Right before Jonathan leaves this hotel, the Innkeeper’s Wife presses a crucifix on his head. This occurs on the Eve of St. George’s Day. When he asks her what St. George’s Day is, she replies with, “All evil things in the world will have full sway.” This could be considered foreshadowing for many of the events that were to follow. This novel portrayed many conflicts, both minor and major. One of the minor conflicts is when Jonathan secretly passes a letter to his love, Mina Murray, out the window to one of the three gypsies while they were leaving the castle. The gypsy who received the letter brought it straight to the count. As a result the count has a talk with Jonathan. Dracula says, “A vile thing, an outrage upon friendship and hospitality.” The reason that the count got so upset was because he told Jonathan that he would collect and be responsible for any letters that needed to be sent. Another conflict was when Jonathan spied on the count and saw him wearing his clothing and carrying a heap that moved like a baby. This time the conflict was not between the count and Jonathan. A while later, a woman showed up at the gates, screaming for the count to return her child to her. At this time a pack of wolves came, and they attacked and killed her. The last conflict was a major one. This one had to do with Mina Murray’s friend Lucy. One night Mina woke up and saw that Lucy was not in her bed. Because of this, she goes out looking for her. She finds Lucy lying on a bench...

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