Essay on Analysis Of Bram Stoker 's Dracula

1911 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 null Page
Today’s society is focused on a variety of things such as entertainment, politics, and other inconsequential trends. Above all, however, today’s society has an insatiable infatuation with sex. Each generation can pretend that they were much less distracted by it than the following generation, but that is simply not the case. Every generation is obsessed with sex. The reason for this is not because sex is something that every person wants, but because it is treated as something that is not normally human. It is treated as something to be afraid of and to reject, lest you become a monster by its interference. At the same time, however, humans are instinctively drawn to it. Such a phenomenon began some time in the Victorian Era as can be seen in many novels of the time such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Stoker’s predominant purpose in Dracula is to divulge the prospect that society has “progressed” beyond what is healthy. Stoker does this via many channels, but he chiefly utilizes the effective use of the motif of blood. Such an idea is a product of Stoker’s mind, which is a product of the time in which he lived as well as his experiences. In Stoker’s own words, “[Harker] felt in [his] heart a wicked, burning desire that [Dracula’s brides] would [kiss] [him] with those red lips. It is not good to note this down, lest some day it should meet Mina’s eyes and cause her pain, but it is the truth” (Stoker 34). This would not have existed or persisted, for that matter, if not for…

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