The Literary Criticism Of Senf's Dracula

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In the literary criticism of the Gothic novel Dracula, Senf sees the battle of Dracula as one of religious importance, and as one of the good side against the evil side while giving each of the characters a complex niche in the book. He goes into the important characters in the book to describe about each character and their role in comparison to the Bible. He says that Dracula appears to be the evil that threatens the protagonists and a satanic figure. He also uses mythical allusions to state how the common features and fears of Dracula, such as the crucifix, are religious artifacts that help defeat evil. Senf thinks that God is helping the protagonists take down his longtime dark and evil enemy and constitutes the hope in the story. This part enhances the novel by exploring the mythical, religious, and specific characterizations of the characters. Senf states how Dracula can be seen as the evil figure and his descriptions in the book can be a contrast religiously to the darkness. Senf’s arguments are pretty well founded, as most the book contains many allusions to the Bible and many of the Bible’s themes and lessons are allied in a book to make comprehension of the book easier. This also supports the claim that Dracula’s mythical and religious allusions can add details to the novel…show more content…
First, he claims that there are a lot of allusions to the Bible in Dracula that shows the main items required to defeat Dracula are not even Angelican, or English, but rather from a Catholic sect. These items include the crucifix, garlic, and the silver bullets. He main claims that although there was a hatred and a viewpoint that these items was considered idiosyncrasy and should not be used, the characters are forced into using such objects to help advanced the plot and ultimately defeating

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