The connection between Robert Frost and Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula analyzed through Harold Bloom’s Theory of Anxiety of Influence
Thinking about how the poem: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep”
This line is much like the dark and Twisted Count who has Power. His power is rooted in darkness. Alternatively, Jonathan Harker helps Dracula buy property. That is to say a transaction in England.
Much like the poem, Dracula travels in darkness when we are lost, we seek for doing things and taking our mind off things. But when we embrace and conquer the darkness. We seek connections between Dracula contra Robert Frost.
The idea of following your dreams is connected with getting rid of Dracula’s influence. Why did they not resist Dracula? He said that you never resist Dracula — “because you do not want to resist.”
These are the facts.
The idea is to apply these facts to Harold Bloom’s anxiety of influence theory. The elements of that theory:
- Clinamen —
- Tessera —
- Kenosis —
- Daemonization —
- Askesis —
- Apophrades —
The idea of the magical themes and rhythms of language as a way to develop the art. The magical rhythms and themes of language can create more nuances of poetry.
Thus, the structure will be as follows:
(1) Facts — Poetry of Robert Frost and the novel Dracula outlined.
(2) Theory — the theory of Harold Bloom’s Anxiety of Influence stated
(3) Application of theory to facts.
This is not complete.
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© Charles Edward Andrew Lincoln IV