The Bias Behind Dracula College
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is not compiled like most gothic novels; rather it is compiled of many different sources and mediums.These sources are used to tell the history of Count Dracula, a rich vampire, and his evil attempt to create more vampires.The mediums used in the novel range from memos to journal entries.However, the one characteristic the sources all share in common is their sense of reliability.Stoker’s unique format provides the reader with a more personal and accurate story because she is receiving many different perspectives, including perspectives of characters inside the novel.Historical sources such as newspapers provide the reader with a feeling of historical accuracy and truth.The format is reliable, and provides an alternative way for the reader to understand multiple perspectives without a narrator. Yet, one aspect of Dracula changes all of this, Mina is the editor of the sources.By having Mina as the editor, Stoker discredits all historical credit and reliability the sources have.This is because Mina has personal connections to Dracula, and therefore is biased in her editing.In Dracula, Mina has an intimate connection with Dracula that leaves her permanently affected by him.Also, Dracula is the cause of the...
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