For this latest blog post, I’d like you reflect on the entire novel. Which episodes, characters, themes, and/or ideas are you most looking forward to seeing represented by the cinema? Why?
For this next blog post, I would like you to select one character from Dracula that you find especially interesting. Explain why you selected him/her and provide at least one supporting quotation from or about this character to support your decision. In keeping with the instructions on the syllabus, respond in 100 words.
For your second blog post, provide a close reading of the following passage from Dracula (from Seward’s Diary):
5 June.—The case of Renfield grows more interesting the more I get to understand the man. He has certain qualities very largely developed; selfishness, secrecy, and purpose. I wish I could get at what is the object of the latter. He seems to have some settled scheme of his own, but what it is I do not yet know. His redeeming quality is a love of animals, though, indeed, he has such curious turns in it that I sometimes imagine he is only abnormally cruel. His pets are of odd sorts. Just now his hobby is catching flies. He has at present such a quantity that I have had myself to expostulate. To my astonishment, he did not break out into a fury, as I expected, but took the matter in simple seriousness. He thought for a moment, and then said: “May I have three days? I shall clear them away.” Of course, I said that would do. I must watch him.
Please provide your interpretation before the deadline and in the required number of words.
For this first blog post response, go back through the three literary texts we read for class (by Polidori, Le Fanu, and Stoker). Select a short favorite passage from a story of your choice, copy it onto your blog response, and then post a 100-word commentary on why you made that particular choice. Pay close attention to the tone and language.