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Questions tagged [dracula]

Dracula is the most famous of all vampires - originally created by Bram Stoker, and has been repurposed, redone, and rewritten in many books, TV and movie productions.

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What are the emotional characteristics of Dracula from Bram Stoker's original novel? [closed]

I am doing a project which requires me to have the characteristics of Dracula's emotions and mental state. I hope I could get some help.
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Story with time-traveling vampires

Lately I've been trying to remember a book I read a while ago, about a group of time-traveling vampires and (possibly) including the one and only Count Dracula himself. The book was written in ...
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Was Dracula going to let Harker leave at some point?

It's been a while since I read the novel but was it always Dracula's plan to kill Harker or did he intend for him to leave at some point? I know Harker suspected it after Dracula forced him to write ...
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What is the origin of Mina Harker being Dracula's wife?

I've come across two adaptations of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, namely the 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula and the 2013 TV series Dracula, which feature a common plot point. In both, the character ...
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What does Van Helsing mean by “Dracula has a child-brain”?

In the book Dracula, Van Helsing often mentions that Dracula has a child-brain, which according to him is a weakness against the man-brains of the heroes of the novel. What does he mean by that? Does ...
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Does Dracula (or regular vampires) burn in sunlight if they're in bat form? [closed]

The title says it all. Dracula (and in some/many lores, normal vampires) are capable of bat form. What happens if a regular vampire or Dracula is exposed to sunlight in their bat form? The same ...
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How did Bram Stoker portray Count Dracula's “aroma”?

How did Bram Stoker portray Count Dracula's scent? Did the Vampire smell in the same way the bathe once a year if YOU'RE lucky humans of the era around him smelled, or did he have a faint tell tale ...
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YA vampire novel with ties to the Dracula mythos. Renfield's name was flipped around to Dleifner

I think the book took place in a library? Maybe. I definitely remember Renfield's name being flipped around. Thanks!
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what is Dracula's complete life history in folklore? [closed]

can anyone direct me a good site where I can read about dracula(the fiction vampire one not the real life one) his entire history when he was young and how he became a vampire up to his death in the ...
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What were Dracula’s true motives in going to England?

Has there been an official reason why Dracula wanted to go to England, and hadn't gone sooner in the 300 years he’d been alive? In any form of writing? His reason he explained to Harker in the ...
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why keep Harker a prisoner in the castle?

In the Stoker Dracula novel why would Dracula keep Harker a prisoner in his castle, after all of draculas deeds were signed? If harker returned, Dracula would not put himself in a bad situation or ...
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Why did the driver stop and go to the blue flames?

In the novel Dracula, why did the driver of the carriage that was taking Jonathan Harker to Dracula's castle stop and go where the blue flames were? Suddenly, away on our left, I saw a faint ...
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Was Jonathan Harker using supernatural powers in the original Dracula novel?

In the Dracula, Stoker's original novel, how was Jonathan Harker able to climb down the walls of Dracula's castle the same way Dracula did? Dracula was supernatural so he could do it supernaturally ...
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Dracula Untold: Why does the Master Vampire remain a vampire?

Why does the Master Vampire remain a vampire? I thought the curse had already passed on to Vlad. Shouldn't the Master Vampire be freed from the curse?
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In Dracula Untold why didn't the Sultan protect himself with a cross?

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In Dracula Untold why was the vampire bound to the cave? Why would Vlad free him by drinking blood?

Why was the vampire bound to the cave? How come drinking blood would free him?
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How did Dracula get into Lucy's home?

According to Van Helsing, Dracula must be invited before he can enter a home. The zoophague invited him to the asylum. But how could he enter the home of Lucy Westenra?
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Where did the idea of vampire invitation first originate?

Its been a long time since I read Bram Stoker's Dracula, and I do not remember any instance of Jonathan Harker inviting Count Dracula to his home. I just watched the Let Me In movie and I also ...
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Can Dracula die?

In many movies I have seen the Dracula extinguished. But we all know that Dracula was immortal. So, please tell me: can he die or not?
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How does Dracula turn people into vampires?

Turning into a vampire seems to have something to do with Dracula drinking the person's blood, but I can't figure if Stoker actually explains the entire process. I fully expect that he didn't, as the ...
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Who/what made the noises on Miss Lucy's window?

I'm reading Bram Stoker's Dracula, and there are several passages where Miss Lucy is extremely ill, and resting in bed. During these occasions, there is very often a noise at the window, like ...
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Movie where medical students try to revive Dracula

A while ago i saw part of a movie where some medical students find Dracula's corpse and try to revive him. Anyone know the movie? If you need more info, there was also a strange priest trying to catch ...
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Why does Death work for Dracula in Castlevania?

In the Castlevania series of games, Death works as Dracula's servant? Why is this? Dracula started off life as a human, did he coerce Death during his life or after the start of his unlife? What ...
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Which Dracula movie is most faithful to the original Bram Stoker book? [closed]

There are many movies based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" book. Which one(s) can be considered to be the most faithful adaptation ? Ideally something clearly recognisable as being "the film of the book"...
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In Dracula, what does the quote “Despair has its own calms” mean?

I've only heard of the quote and have yet to read Dracula, but I was wondering what "Despair has its own calms" means?