Ideas for discussion (this is not an exhaustive list)

Conflicts: (Note: conflicts are not themes - see the theme explanation on the Discussion Leader page.)
  • East vs. West
  • science vs. supernatural
  • good vs. evil
  • Christian vs. Satan?
  • reason vs. desire

Issues:
  • Dracula as the anti-Christ
  • portrayal of women (Is Mina different than Lucy?)
  • role of science in modern society

Topics that might lead to themes: (Note: topics are not themes - see the theme explanation on the Discussion Leader page.)
  • overcoming evil
  • religion
  • science
  • intellectual effort
  • friendship

Symbols:
  • watch for prominent colors
  • the weather
  • blood

Literary Devices
  • extensive use of allusion
  • foreshadowing
  • imagery
  • simile and metaphor