Science in Dracula Analytical Essay by pub3920

Science in Dracula
Examines how the scientific method is used in Bram Stoker's "Dracula".
# 61470 | 875 words | 1 source | 2003 | US
Published on Oct 09, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Ethics (General)

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Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is a gothic tale of Western civilization's struggle against a deadly being. In order to combat Dracula, a band of mismatched characters collaborate in their efforts to save humankind from the fatalities that could occur at the will of a foreign vampire. This paper shows that by using the scientific method, these characters are able to defeat the deadly vampire as he lacks their scientific ability. In "Dracula", scientific advancement acts as a positive force in the fight against the vampire as Dracula lacks the scientists' objectivity which everyone has the capabilities to acquire.

From the Paper:

"However, the scientists' ultimate faith in the scientific method limits them in their pursuit of Dracula. Van Helsing recognizes that scientists lack an open mind in mystical events such as Dracula's ability to materialize and dematerialize at will as good scientists are limited by their belief that what their limited senses notice are what constitute reality. The characters initially resist the possibility that vampires exist as they are limited by their interpretation of their observations."

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