Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a parable of a sociopath. The eponymous antagonist feeds off the life-force of everyone with whom he is intimate, bringing nothing but tragedy, sorrow, and violence to everyone unfortunate enough to fall within his orbit. Despite Mr. Francis Coppolla’s romantic notions about the vampire, there is no final act of self-sacrifice for love at Dracula’s conclusion. Dracula’s curse is that although he can live forever, he is incapable of love. His eternal life can never truly bring him meaning or happiness. Dracula is a scourge.