After reading chapter 21 of the novel, I have my students write Dracula’s version of all the pivotal events of the story. This is meant to be similar to "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" where Dracula is the good guy and Van Helsing is the villain. I would not assign this until after reading Chapter 21 or else this could spoil some pivotal suspenseful moments of the story. Some students attempt to defend the actions of the Count by offering a “sensible” explanation. This can be a partner assignment or an individual one. They can be fun to present when the students get creative.