Sex, Lust, And Evil In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Dracula
In a time of superstition and suffrage, Bram Stoker weaves a captivating story about sex, lust, and evil with his classic novel Dracula. Breaking all the rules and beliefs of the era, Stoker creates a character that would make every mother hide her daughter. Using representation, he gives an example of how two women try to live a life of purity in a world of lust and sexuality. He takes the wisdom of the “scientific, sceptical, mater-of-fact nineteenth century” (216) man and puts it to trial with the immortal power of a vampire. In a curious style of writing, the journals of several characters are combined to describe this gothic horror story.
Using the era’s rules and beliefs on how different genders should act, Stoker creates Count Dracula as an exact opposite character of the modern person. When the Count moves to London and throws the citizens into a series of mysterious events, several friends come together to stop the evil force that endangers their lives. Using their knowledge and open mindedness, these doctor friends combine their unique skills in an effort to discover why people have mysteriously died without cause. Crazy ideas become a
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With the strict facts of modern science, the doctors have a difficult time coming to the realization that supernatural forces such as vampires really exist. Also, with the change in times comes a change in what actions are considered appropriate and moral. Even when they do come to this discovery, no doctoring techniques can stop a vampire. But, with the help of their never ending belief in one another, the doctors are able to save London from the hunger of Count Dracula. Also, with the change in times comes a change in what actions are considered appropriate and moral. An underlying idea throughout the book is that the Count’s wicked ways represent the open sexuality of the modern

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