Book Review: Bram Stokerâ€™s Dracula
You Book Review will have the following sections and should be about 1200 words when finished and include 2 outside sources (outside of the book) and a works cited.
Sections I: Introduction
This section should be short and simply introduce your book and author and a VERY BRIEF overall summary of what the book was about. (**brief, remember I already read the book**) and a sentence that lets me know what your centering theme will be that you will discuss (from theme section below)
Section II: Characters
In this section I would like for you to give me a list of the MAIN characters (those whose journals we are reading, choose 4 to discuss) and give me a short description of each AND tell me how they are DYNAMIC in the story (you may not be able to answer that part until you are done with it). In other words in what way/ways does each character alter through the story, and what causes these changes either in character, emotion, behavior, or beliefs?
Section III: Setting
This section I want you to discuss the two main settings that this story takes place in. What are they? Give me a brief description of them and tell me how they are important to the story. Why have two main settings and go back and forth? What might each represent/symbolize? What type of imagery is there and what is its purpose? Think about Gothic style, how does this story fit into that style of writing, and why might it have been used?
Section IV: Theme
This section is where everyone may have something different. Pick at least one (if not more) themes that you feel the author is making comment on in the story. Is the author trying to say something about society? Man in general? Sensuality? Sexuality? Love? The Duality of man? Power? Cruelty? What do you think? Whatever you choose, you will need to explain it, and give examples from the text that illustrate this particular theme/themes and how they are portrayed or illustrated in the book.
Section V: Conclusion
Time to wrap it up! In the conclusion I would like you to evaluate the book overall. Donâ€™t use â€œIâ€, but still give a final critique on whether or not this book was entertaining, and did the author get his point/s across. Perhaps say a few things that were good/bad about it. Is it still a relevant work today? Then wrap it up, and end it.