Stoker—241: Chapter 21

241—Chapter 21 of Dracula! Whoot!

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5 thoughts on “Stoker—241: Chapter 21

  1. Joy Harmon

    DON’T READ THIS IF YOU ARE AT ALL SENSITIVE. I AM NOT TRYING TO BE PORNOGRAPHIC. IT’S JUST SOMETHING THE BOOK BROUGHT UP FROM REAL LIFE. (Heather, if you think this is too much and feel you have to delete it, I will understand.)

    I just can’t stop wondering about this. Maybe this is one of those things that is never talked about. I wonder if any other readers felt this might have been influenced, say, from Bram Stoker reading police reports.

    Yes, the scene with Dracula, Nina, and Jonathan is horrific. Unfortunately, it may not be so much Bram Stokers imagination as one might think. I once knew a woman who was attacked in her home during a break and enter. There was more than one person and they tied up her husband on the bed before hand. The only act of mercy was that they put him on the floor when he begged them not to be forced to watch.

    And no, that was not the end, he (the apparent main perpetrator) came back later that night, after the police left; and apologized over and over and over…while holding them at gun point.

    Nothing is more horrific than real life. Sorry if this to horrible for some readers, but it just gave me a very strange feeling.

    1. Admin Post author

      There is NO QUESTION that there had been very VERY brutal murders and attacks in London at this time–most notable, of course, was Jack the Ripper. Stoker also worked in the Theater. The stories wouldn’t just have spread, they would have been told with aplomb.

  2. Dianna (Hishandmaid on Rav)

    This is my first Craftlit book, and I’m loving it. I’ve seen the book Dracula, and knew it was a great literary classic, but didn’t take the time to tackle the book as I wanted. I appreciate the literature lessons I’m learning, Heather, much thanks.

    As far as Dracula, I’ve not seen any “Dracula” movies, but I’ve heard about him, and always thought of him as a romantic gentleman. This book, especially this chapter has made it clear what a monster he is.

    There is so much I can say, but won’t, as a Christian, I don’t want to dig to deep into paralleling biblical references to what Mr. Stoker was really meaning, or “what he might have meant”, I don’t think this is a real, “read between the lines” book, and won’t make abstract observations, like the one that you mentioned about Jonathon and Dracula from an email you got. I’m taking this creepy book at face value, and assuming all that Brahm wanted us to know is really on the pages. I will be listening to many, many more books through you. I’ve said I don’t want to go through another literary classic without you. Thanks again so much for all you do.


  3. Amrita Sharma

    Ehren Ziegler is so incredibly talented. I heard this chapter very late in the night yesterday. Boy, was I scared! But tonight, I wish to hear it again, just to hear Ehren Zeigler once again. Because hearing it once is not enough to truly appreciate this stupendous performance. Hats off!

    1. Admin Post author

      I’m SO GLAD you enjoyed! (And so sorry I didn’t see this until now). Ehren is pretty darn amazing. (Do you listen to ChopBard, too?)

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