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Use Of The Diary Form Narrative In The Novel Dracula

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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

and book.

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...

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