Use Of The Diary Form Narrative in The Novel Dracula
Bram Stoker, being the creative and intellectual writer himself, wrote
the novel Dracula in the diary form of narrative. This was a good choice of
how to write the novel since it was very beneficial to the plot of Dracula.
Examples of how the diary form is beneficial to Dracula is seen in his writing
One of the greatest benefits of the diary narrative is that the reader
is allowed see, and feel the emotional hearts and souls of the emotional
characters. This is great because when a character is not feeling too great
and is trying hide something, the reader knows this, and ...view middle of the document...
" So if the person who is writing in his or her diary, that
person can make notes to him/herself writing "I must ask the Count about this."
So by "talking to him/her own self" in this manner, he is writing it down and
they do not in any way make it so that they seem strange in front of public.
The good thing about using the diary to write is that it can be used
interchangeably with periodicals and letters being written or read by a person.
In the same way as in a diary, extensive descriptions and large emotional
feelings can be expressed and felt by the reader. Also, during the usage of
letters, two people conversing will and can be written out in dialog form;
because of this, the two people, while talking, will not have to switch tenses
after a couple of sentences. When the newspaper form is used, the reader can
see what is happening and will be able to think for themselves and they will
not have to have the book, or someone in the book explain what they are reading
to them. So in other words, if a newspaper is written in the book, the reader
will have the freedom to think, derive, and draw their own conclusions from the
article being read.
When the diary form is used, many things can go on at once. So one
person can be talking or writing about something, and then someone else can
also be telling about what is happening somewhere else. An example is where
Mina finishes writing a journal entry and then all of a sudden, a new story of
Dr. Van Helsing and his patient comes in through a new start of a diary.
A great thing that is controlled wonderfully with the diary form is time.
Time, which normally cannot be changed or moved...