Dracula: Writer's Techniques

Dracula: Writer’s Techniques

  • Structure: The novel ‘Dracula’ is structured as a series of journal entries, letters, and diary fragments that presents the story from different perspectives and increases the suspense.
  • Atmosphere: Bram Stoker creates a sense of suspense, mystery, and terror through the gothic atmospheric elements such as creepy castles, eerie landscapes and the supernatural.
  • Narrative: The non-linear, multi-perspective narrative technique enables Stoker to present the story from the viewpoint of the major characters and allows the readers to gain a comprehensive view of the plot.
  • Language: Stoker uses complex, archaic language to evoke a particular era and location, as well as to build tension and fear throughout the novel.
  • Imagery: Stoker vividly creates images of horror and fear through his meticulous description of settings, characters and events, keeping the readers on the edge of their seats.
  • Symbolism: Various symbols such as blood, the cross, and garlic are employed by Stoker to signify ideas of mortality, spirituality, and the struggle between good and evil.