Posts Tagged ‘dracula’

Compare the chapter “Dracula’s Guest” with the published version of Stoker’s work. What is similar to Dracula? What is different? What elements of the Gothic genre can be found in this piece? Is it better or worse than the published version? Explain.
Self explanatory.
I actually totally forgot I had to finish my blogs for the year.

Now I’m panicking.

I should have listened to my friend when he constantly kept commenting how my blog had nothing new to it.

Dracula’s Guest to me, was actually very different from the original Dracula. It had all the same Gothic elements like the original, however it seemed to me that the little devil was portrayed in a slightly different color of light then from its counterpart. I might be wrong or RIGHT. But it all depends on how you look at it. It seems to have a different twist and more of a flavor at the end of the book in contrast to that cliché happy ending.
Don’t get me wrong though; I love happy endings.


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So. On a snow make up day where we had to go to all our classes for a 45 minute period my english teacher decided to let us watch a movie. Since we are reading Bram Stocker’s Dracula we watched the 1931 version of Dracula and the more recent adaption of Dracula to of course, compare and contrast.
When people try to make films out of literature, usually they are very different and the movie usually leaves out information due to time constraints.
The movie was rushed, black and white, and the audio was terrible. But whats to expect from an old movie? They made Jonathan Harker Renfiled.

Okay… that was REALLY unexpected.
The newer film also uses this idea. They made it seem like Jonathan Harker was the one who replaces Renfield after he goes mad. And to say.. Dracula’s hair is awesome. Needless to say, it sorta looks like Alice in Wonderland Queen’s hair.

Maybe the queen IS a vampire. They have the same white face, the same red lips, the same creepy look, and the same freaky hair.
Maybe they should get married.
Maybe they are already married.

Well, Dracula the newer version was creepy and the way Dracula came to be was probably inaccurate. It was something about stabbing a giant cross after his wife dies and drinking the beautiful delicious deep red liquid that was send forth by the cross. Then the room started to get filled with blood as he screamed “Blood is the life!”
………………………………….But then it was fun.

Better than my swimming class before it.

Curse you water.

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Proof Reading

In our english class we have to write one paragraph essays. I proof read my DOL (daily oral language) partner Dennis’s one paragraph essay. He’s a nice person. He likes baseball. yeah. I read his one paragraph essay and recorded myself reading it. Everyone gets to hear my voice now! … Proof reading is important to do after one completes their essay or anything literature related. Once it is read out loud it is easier to point out the flaws in the piece.


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