Thanks a lot Lezlie for your extremely kind words! As a student of literature, I couldn't have agreed more with you. I've had a lot of difficulty with actually having people see that there's a rich layer of meaning below the superficiality art is often restricted to. I am confident that the Dracula story has passed through countless retellings, just as you mentioned, to finally come to its present form. Stoker was just a voice that gave it shape just like Shakespeare had done for prevailing legends like Macbeth and King Lear. Thanks a ton for taking time out for such a considerate response. I really appreciate your input:)

A bewildered star gazer thrusting from distortion to discovery.