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  1. 1. Compulsory activities for those pupils who have failed the testsTHESE ACTIVITIES MUST BEHANDED ON HAND Y MADE BY HANDCLOSING DATE 17TH OF JUNE 2,012 1
  2. 2. Vlad was born inTransylvania in 1430 or 1431. His father, the warrior VladDracul,was a member of asecret society of knights calledthe order of the Dragon. Thissociety was formed to fight anddefeat the Turks, as well assecure the throne of Wallachia(a town located in present-dayRomania). Young Vlad wasnicknamed Dracula after hisfather. In Romanian, Dracultranslates to „dragon‟ or„devil,‟ and the „a‟ stands for„son of.‟ So Dracula literallytranslatesto „son of thedragon‟ or „son of the devil.‟ 2
  3. 3. In 1444 Dracul was travelling withDracula and hisyoungest son across the Danube Riverwhen theywere captured by the Turks. Dracula wasimprisonedfor four years. These years are thoughtto be thebeginning of Vlad Dracula‟s violentnature. It wasn‟tlong before Dracul was assassinated andDracula‟sbrother was buried alive by the Ruler ofHungary,Jamos Hunyadi. Fearful for hislife, Dracula joinedHunyadi who taught him cunning andsevere militarytactics that would soon secure Draculathe throne of Wallachia. 3
  4. 4. As Prince, Vlad Draculacontinued to battle theTurks. Those takenhostage were impaled(a large pole was driventhrough their body). Butit was not onlyDracula‟s enemies whosuffered. Manytownspeople were alsosubject to his wrath. 4
  5. 5. One story tells of Dracula noticing a peasant man who was wearing a shirtthat was too short. When Dracula asked the man’s wife why the man wasimproperly dressed,she said she was too busycooking and cleaning to sew. She was immediatelyimpaled.Graciously, Dracula chose a new wife forthe man. He made sure to show the new wife what had happened to the old so that she would not makethe same mistake. 5
  6. 6. Dracula died in battle in 1476. He waspromptly decapitatedby order of the Turkishsultan. His head wasthen sent to the sultan who displayed it, fittingly, on a stake for all to see. He is buried in front of the altar of the Church of Snagov Monastery. 6
  7. 7. THE REAL DRACULA: VLAD THE IMPALER Although gone, rumors of Vlad Dracula and his relentless temper spread throughout Europe. Stories of his villainy were published, read, and reread and it was these stories that led Bram Stoker to create the infamous Count Dracula we know today. The BRAN CASTLE, near Brasov is said to be one of Dracula’s residences. It can be visited by tourists. Do you want to have a look? DRACULA‟S CASTLE 7
  10. 10. COMPARISON: VLAD VS COUNT DRACULA Stoker used Vlad only as a source of inspiration. In his novel, Dracula is not prince Vlad the Impaler, but a Transylvanian countliving in a mysterious castle where he lured his victims. His story takes place in the Bistritza area, and the castle lies near the Carpathian Mountains. As Stoker had never visitedTransylvania, most places and happenings were pure fiction. 10
  11. 11. ABOUT THE AUTHORBRAM STOKER: LIFEHe was born in Dublin in 1847.After finishing university therehe worked for the government.He married a Dublin girl. Stokerwas very interested in the theatre and in 1878 hemoved to London, where he became the manager of afamous actor. Together they ran the sucessful LyceumTheatre in London. He died in 1912. 11
  12. 12. BRAM STOKERBRAM STOKER: WORKSHis novel Dracula was published in 1897.There have been stories about vampires inEastern Europe for a very long time. Stoker,who worked on his noveL for four years,probably knew about these stories. He saidthat the Dracula story came to him in anightmare one night after a large dinner ofcrab meat. 12
  13. 13. BRAM STOKERBRAM STOKER: CONCLUSIONStoker is often called “the least-known authorof the best-Known book”. He wrote manyother books, but it is because of Dracula thatwe remember him today.There have been many films about CountDracula and the book, which has never beenout of print, is as popular today as it was ahundred years ago. 13
  14. 14. BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA SYNOPSIS In the mountains of Transylvaniathere stands a castle . It is thehome of Count Dracula - adark, lonely place and at nightthe wolves howl around the walls. In the year 1875 Jonathan Harkercomes from England to do businesswith the Count. But Jonathan doesnot feel comfortable at Dracula’scastle. Strange things happen atnight and very soon he begins tofeel afraid. And he is right to beafraid, because Count Dracula is 14 one of the Un-Dead - a vampire
  15. 15. DRACULA: A SUMMARYIn the spring of 1875, JonathanHarker travels to Transylvania, ona business visit to the home ofCount Dracula . Jonathan does notreally want to go because in a fewmonths’ heWhile time is is gettingin he staying married Castleto his beautiful Mina and he doesDracula , henot want diary. And every day he haskeeps a to leave her.moreand more terrible things to write.Whydoes he see Count Dracula only atnight?Why can’t he see the Count in themirror?And who are the three beautiful 15women, with their red mouths and
  16. 16. At home in England , Mina is staying with her friend Lucy in a town by the sea. She waits for Jonathan’s letters, but they Mina is come, and do not not afraidfor Mina is afraid. herself, ofcourse,or for her friend Perhaps JonathanLucy. What or in is ill, danger canthere possibly be for danger…two young women in aquiet English seasidetown? 16
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  20. 20. MIRROR: a piece of glass where you can see yourself. espejoPROFESSOR: an important teacher at university. profesorSERVANT: someone who works in another person’s home. sirvienteTHOUGHT: something that you think. pensamientoTOMB: a small stone building under or above the ground for adead person. tumbaVAMPIRE: the body of a dead person that comes alive at night and drinks the blood of living people.vampiroWOLF: a wild animal that looks like a dog. loboWOUND: a place on the body where something or somebody as cut or hurt you. herida 20
  21. 21. ADJECTIVES:FRIGHTENED: very afraid. asustadoHOLY: special because it is from the church. sagradoHORRIBLE: very bad, terrible, making you very afraid or unhappy.LOVELY: nice, beautiful. Bonito, agradablePALE: with little colour in the face. pálidoSHARP: with an edge that cuts easily (e.g. A sharp knife). afiladoWEAK: not strong. débil 21