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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker, being the creative and intellectual writer he is, wrote Dracula in the diary form of narrative. This writing style was a good choice because it was very beneficial to the plot. An example of how the diary form is beneficial to Dracula is seen in his writing.

One of the greatest benefits of the diary narrative is that the reader is allowed see and feel the emotional hearts and souls of the characters. This is great because when a character is not feeling well or is trying hide something, the reader knows this and therefore knows everything that is happening; nothing is being hidden from the reader. An example of this is when Mina is at the insane asylum and is worried about something happening to Jonathan Harker. Mina hides all that she feels when Jonathan Harker is near her. All that Mina is feeling is written by herself is ready for a reader to examine because they are able to see her diary. If Mina's diary was not open to the reader, or if someone was telling what he or she saw, the observation could be false and the reader would lose valuable information that could be vital to the whole plot of the book.

Some things that can be noticed about the diary form is that different views of the same thing can be expressed by many different people; all in first person view. Then, along with that, there are extensive and very detailed descriptions about a thing, or person that is being described. In the novel, this is seen as Jonathan Harker is traveling and he describes almost everything, he does, eat, sees, etc.

Another use of the diary form is that Bram Stoker can have people talk to themselves. So if the person who is writing in his or her diary, that person can make notes to him/herself writing, "I must ask the Count about this" So by talking to him/her own self in this manner, he is writing it down and they do not in any way make it so that they seem strange in front of public.

The good thing about using the diary form is that it can be used interchangeably with periodicals and letters being written or read by a person. In the same way as in a diary, extensive descriptions and large emotional feelings can be expressed and felt by the reader. Also, during the usage of letters, two people conversing will and can be written out in dialog form; because of this, the two people, while talking, will not have to switch tenses after a couple of sentences. When the newspaper form is used, the reader can see what is happening and will be able to think for themselves and they will not have to have the book, or someone in the book explain what they are reading to them. So in other words, if a newspaper is written in the book, the reader will have the freedom to think, derive, and draw his or her own conclusions from the article being read.

When the diary form is used, many things can go on at once. One person can be talking or writing about something, and then

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