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This paper discusses and analyzes the different themes that are prominently illustrated in Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula". The theme of traditional (Eastern) versus the modern (Western) society and culture; the prominence of religious meanings and themes; and the powerful and essential role of women in the novel. Each theme is thoroughly discussed, and examples from the text are provided to illustrate effectively the theme that is being discussed.
From the Paper:"The conflicting nature of traditional with modern culture is a primary theme in the story: all throughout the novel, it can be observed that the reader can see numerous references of differences between the society and customs of the East with that of the West. In the novel, The East, or the town of Transylvania, is romanticized, with a vivid description of its characteristics fully recorded in Jonathan Harker's journal entry during his travel from England to Transylvania. Much of these depictions of a romanticized East are evident in Chapter 1, wherein Harker described the countryside and its inhabitants with the eye of a good observer, a remarkable trait needed for any individual who has grown up and lived in a modern society such as England."
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