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Dracula Essay | Critical Essay #4

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Critical Essay #4

In the following essay, Senf steps outside of the usual readings of Dracula as a battle between Good and Evil to explore the unreliability of the story's narrators and the moral ambiguity hidden in the tale.

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

Julius Caesar, I, ii, 134-135

Published in 1896, Dracula is an immensely popular novel which has never been out of print, has been translated into at least a dozen languages, and has been the subject of more films than any other novel. Only recently, however, have students of literature begun to take it seriously, partially because of the burgeoning interest in popular culture and partially because Dracula is a work which raises a number of troubling questions about ourselves and our society. Despite this growing interest in Bram Stoker's best-known novel, the majority of literary critics read...

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