ial To The Novel DraHow The Use Of The Diary Form Narrative Is Beneficial To The Novel Dracula.
Bram Stoker, being the creative and intellectual writer himself, wrotethe novel Dracula in the diary form of narrative. This was a good choice ofhow 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 writingand book.One of the greatest benefits of the diary narrative is that the readeris allowed see, and feel the emotional hearts and souls of the emotionalcharacters.
This is great because when a character is not feeling too greatand is trying hide something, the reader knows this, and therefore the readerknows everything that is happening; nothing is being hidden from the reader.An example of this happening is when Mina is at the insane asylum and isworried sick about something happening to Jonathan Harker. Mina hides all thatshe feels when Jonathan Harker is near her. All that Mina is feeling iswritten by herself, and what, how she is feeling is ready for a reader toexamine because they are able to see her diary. If Mina’s diary was not opento the reader, or if Someone was telling of what he or she saw, the observationcould be false and the reader would lose valuable information that would bevaluable to the whole plot of the book.Some things that can be noticed about the diary form is that differentviews of the same thing can be expressed by many different people; all in firstperson view.
Then, along with that, there are extensive and very detaileddescriptions about a thing, or person that is being described. In the novel,this is seen as Jonathan Harker is traveling and he describes almost everything,he does, eat, sees, etc.Another use of the diary form is that Bram Stoker can have people “talkto themselves.” So if the person who is writing in his or her diary, thatperson 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 andthey 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 usedinterchangeably with periodicals and letters being written or read by a person.
In the same way as in a diary, extensive descriptions and large emotionalfeelings can be expressed and felt by the reader. Also, during the usage ofletters, 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 tensesafter a couple of sentences. When the newspaper form is used, the reader cansee what is happening and will be able to think for themselves and they willnot have to have the book, or someone in the book explain what they are readingto them. So in other words, if a newspaper is written in the book, the readerwill have the freedom to think, derive, and draw their own conclusions from thearticle being read.When the diary form is used, many things can go on at once. So oneperson can be talking or writing about something, and then someone else canalso be telling about what is happening somewhere else.
An example is whereMina finishes writing a journal entry and then all of a sudden, a new story ofDr. 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 around can be taken backthrough time for things that need to happen when the diary form of narrative isused. For instance, after Lucy had written what was happening to her when hermother passed away, the story went back in time for another important matter totake place.
When, there are different people of different places, they can beidentified by how they act and how they talk. If, Bram Stoker did not use thediary form narrative, this would not be possible because if one person wastelling the whole story, the reader would see and