"Dracula" and Tradition Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

"Dracula" and Tradition
An analysis of the battle between modernity and tradition in the novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker.
# 118190 | 887 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 10, 2010 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

The paper illustrates how the tension between modernity and tradition in Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is played out primarily in the contrast between England and Eastern Europe. The paper shows that, while Stoker clearly views England as the superior nation and Europe as representing a lack of scientific advancement, he emphasizes how the Eastern Europeans are far more protected from Dracula than the English. The paper suggests that Stoker believed the reliance on technology and science precipitates a move away from religious faith, and this can lead to a moral decay.

From the Paper:

"In the novel Dracula Bram Stoker creates not only a battle between good and evil, but between modernity and tradition. The nineteenth century was a time of great scientific advancement in England, and Stoker like many was undoubtedly concerned with effect that these advances would have on the culture. While these advances may have improved life there is some hint in Stoker's novel that perhaps he is not entirely comfortable with giving up faith in favor of science. In Dracula the tension between modernity and tradition is played out primarily in the contrast between England and Eastern Europe."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Stoker, Bram. Dracula

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"Dracula" and Tradition (2010, January 10) Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/dracula-and-tradition-118190/

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""Dracula" and Tradition" 10 January 2010. Web. 28 February. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/dracula-and-tradition-118190/>

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