Dracula: myth and truth
February 14, 2016 2:52am CST
I hope that nowadays people have already learnt that Dracula wasn't actually a vampire. His name wasn't even Dracula. Known for his cruelty and for his bloody punishments, Vlad ?epes was the voivode of Valahia who used to impale criminals. Because of these punishments he was associated with a vampire. His historical name was replaced with Dracula and more and more turists who visited Transylvania, Romania, said that they visit the country of Dracula. Yes, Dracula became a very good marketing strategy, but I think people who visit Romania or those who hear about this country should know that Dracula was actually Vlad ?epes and not a character from a book. What do you think about this myth of Dracula? Did you hear about Vlad ?epes?
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15 Feb 16
Dracula I had read the story when I was in school I just got immersed and read it in one day.. As far my knowledge it purely a story created.. Dracula is know to me as one of the name of an affluent person in Rome .. but I love this story also the movies I have ..but many versions gave various types of characteristics to this character.
• New Delhi, India
14 Feb 16
Whats the theory behind blood sucking and turning others into vampires? The mughal emperors in India in 15th and 16th century also used impalement as a punishment. I have seen two great documentaries on youtube about dracula and knew that he was really Vlad.
14 Feb 16
I already know the real history and story, I think Count Vlad Tepes is considered a hero for driving out enemies in the place where he reigned. The "Impaler" was attached to he's name because of he's brutality but I don't think he is to blame, it was kill or be killed situation during those times, they were threatened by an invasion. They had internal as well as external enemies.