The Real Dracula

Introduction

This activity is aimed at discovering the gruesome life of the Romanian ruler, Vlad Tepes, and how the myth of Dracula was created. Students will be asked questions about his life, the way he ruled the country, relations with other important figures of that time, and the overall importance of this figure in the development of Eastern European history and modern-day culture. Students will also understand how this figure influenced the development of the horror genre in literature and films.

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Task

Activity 1: Discover the real figure behind the myth of Dracula.

The figure of Dracula was influenced by an important prince of the ancient Wallachia, nowadays called Romania. 

- Before you visit the following webpage discuss in groups what you know about Dracula.