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The Gothic Topic in Dracula by Bram Stoker Bram Stoker's Dracula is still a true Gothic novel that belongs to any darkened literature course. Focusing in on the recurring topics, settings and characters used throughout the novel one sees how Dracula has set the standard to psychedelic literature now. The theme in Dracula is that classic Gothic theme of the epic battle of good versus evil. Within this novel this is expressed in a really direct manner, there's never any question as to who's right and who is wrong. Since it could be obviously noticed the protagonists on both sides of great have several endearing attributes while the antagonists on the side of wicked have a pact with Lucifer and therefore are among the purest evil. The principal antagonist in this story, Dracula, does not have any redeeming qualities at all and his ideas or emotions are not shown to us. Dracula never writes a journal or a log as the other characters do so he is not humanized and is constantly viewed as a wicked creature with bad and inhumane motives. Moreover, Dracula never delivers a last statement before his passing to rationalize his actions. Unlike the last scene in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, in which Frankenstein's monster delivers a last announcement of aim, Dracula dies softly and we're left guessing as to the motives and drives that were responsible for his actions. (One speculates as to if Stoker omitted this final statement purposely or if he was pushed by other issues that compelled him to end the publication hurriedly.) Even the protagonists on the other hand have many amazing qualities that form an image of humanity that's quite positive and good. Throughout the novel the protagonists are constantly performing selfless actions. Contemplate how Lord Godalming and Quincy Morris thankfully do...