Sublime Examples In Dracula

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Stoker presents the gothic trope of the sublime towards the end of Dracula as inspiring awe and fear of the natural world. Firstly this is seen when he depicts the group’s journey to defeat the character of Count Dracula. The weather is ferocious at this point in the novel and Van Helsing is written describing how “the snow flurries and the wreaths of mist took shape as of women”. The author’s use of rich description and weather imagery could create beautiful wintery imagery, when he delicately describes how the snow “flurries” and how the mist appears in “wreaths”. This use of imagery is intricately written and perhaps intentionally so as here Stoker could be using the gothic trope of the sublime. The sublime is used often throughout the gothic

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