|Ejercicios resueltos||True or false|
The English seaside town of Whitby is a fishing port which has changed little for the past 300 years. Critics say that it was this picturesque town, with the imposing ruins of a thirteenth-century abbey perched on a promontory, which gave the writer Bram Stoker the idea for his world-famous book Dracula. The writer, his wife and his son spent the summer of 1890 in Whitby, while he was probably engaged in planning the novel.
Dracula, published in 1897, is the story of a vampire from Transylvania who travelled to England. When his ship was damaged in a terrible storm, Dracula -the vampire- jumped to land at Whitby in the shape of a huge dog. Stoker, the author, is known to have consulted books on legends from Transylvania, Moldavia, and the Carpatians at the local library at Whitby and later in the British Library in London.
The Dracula of Transylvanian legend appears to originate from Vlad Dracul
II, Prince of Walachia (1456-1476), known
for his prodigious cruelties both to enemies -the invading Turks-
and his own people. However, he was not a vampire. It is suggested that
Stoker's Count Dracula was a composite figure derived from Vlad Dracul and
the Countess BÃ¡thori. This lady was a Hungarian aristocrat who was arrested
in 1610 for murdering girls. It was her habit to wash in the blood
of her victims in order to stay young and to maintain her skin in a perfect
Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE.
Bram Stoker was familiar with Eastern European stories because of his readings
When StokerÂ´s Dracula arrived in England, he had the appearance of a terrible black bat
ExplicaciÃ³n: Para la primera afirmaciÃ³n el parrafo relevante es:
La afirmaciÃ³n es verdadera ya que el segundo pÃ¡rrafo explica que Bram Stoker consultaba libros de lugares de Europa del Este (Moldavia, Transilvania...), en varias bibliotecas. Por lo tanto, estaba familiarizado con historias de esa zona.
Mientras que para la segunda es:
El texto nos dice que cuando DrÃ¡cula llegÃ³ a Whitby, en Inglaterra,
tomÃ³ la forma de un enorme perro (huge dog), y no de un murciÃ©lago
(bat), como dice la afirmaciÃ³n.