Literary mapping and analysis of the events in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Dracula is an exciting and tense gothic novel filled with horror that caught the imagination of Victorian readers and has become a classic that is still widely read. The novel is written in separate entries from various characters as they tell the story of how to came into contact with Dracula and defeated him. This literary mapping takes each entry and lays them out on a Sankey timeline, with supporting information surrounding it.
The first poster includes all the events from chapters 1 to 14, where there is a shift between the supernatural and scientific. This poster introduces the reader to Dracula and the main themes and ideas surrounding it. In the top-left corner, there is a small overview of Dracula as a character and the novel. The top-right includes the map of Europe in 1890 to help the reader visualize each character's movement.
The second poster covers all the events from chapter 15 to the end of the novel, where the group of humans kill Dracula and try to put all the events behind them. Together the posters show an overview of who's perspective we read during specific events of the novel. This poster is a continuation of the first, with the Sankey diagram picking up right where the first ended. The Sankey follows the same conventions as the previous one, showing characters in the middle and dates at either end. While this section is shorter, there are more entries written between September 26 and October 6. The poster includes two additional infographics. The bloodline shows a timeline of Dracula and his victims. Although there is no clear data before the events of the novel, it's known that Dracula has three "brides," who are people he turned into vampires. The second timeline along the right side shows popular vampire films that have been created after Dracula – with more films created as you get closer to the present day.