The Love Connections Of Dracula In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Dracula, in Bram Stoker's novel, is something of a mystery. He’s been compared to a god like creature as well as everything that humanity was afraid of in the late 1700s. He has resemblances to Vlad the Impaler and may be just as gruesome. As for Dracula in the film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the character Van Helsing believes he is, in fact, Vlad the Impaler and you find yourself feeling sympathetic for the films Dracula. Although there are many differences, perhaps the biggest one is the love connections between the characters. I’ll begin by analyzing the novel in the sense that Dracula helps represent the industrial revolution. During the period in which this book was written, many people were losing their jobs and identities to machines. Something they have been known for all of their life was not being ripped away from them and replaced by something who could do it faster and more efficient. Another large fear during this time was men beginning to have to compete with women. They were becoming more independent and less reliant on a man. Much of this correlates to the way that Dracula is taking the life (blood) …show more content…
It seems that throughout the movie there is an ongoing romance between Dracula and Mina. They even go on a date while he is in London. Mina should not be so fond of Dracula, due to what he has done to her best friend, Lucy, yet it shows in the movie that she slowly falls in love with him. The film turns, what should be horrific and terrifying scenes into sexual, romantic ones. For example, as Mina is being forced to drink Dracula’s blood, he tells her that she doesn’t have to due to his feelings for her, he claims that she reminds him of his late wife. Mina even continues to pretend to be in love with her husband and act normal around everyone just so that she can help and be with Count Dracula. There is nothing more that she wants than him and it seems he feels the same

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