The Role Of Sexuality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Bram Stoker’s, Dracula (1897), details the myth of the legendary vampire who wreaked havoc on the lives of Mr. & Mrs. Harker as well as many others along the way. At first glance, it seems as though Dracula fills the role of any malicious occult figure that would grace the literature world at the time this was published, however, I like to believe that Dracula is not necessarily evil. He is rather an organism that is trying to fulfill its biological requirements to reproduce and continue its life until it invariably meets its end. He is shown to be a man of many values as well as a person with a hidden personality.
Dracula, the iconic figure of Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name, is a rather unique individual. Minor glimpses into the count
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This theme could also be linked to the theme of disease if one were to give Dracula a sexual context whenever he fed on a woman and infected them with vampirism. Another way that sexuality is explored in the novel is that after Lucy is turned by Dracula she is no longer seen as the sweet, innocent, and beautiful girl that she once was. She is now seen in a much more sexually desirable light, it is mentioned that she has become more “voluptuous”, sexually driven, and animal like in the way that she looks at the men (Senf). She had lost everything that had made her acceptable in the eyes of the protagonists once she changed. One could say that the power that she was given by Dracula is what corrupted her in the eyes of many because before then, she was seen in a light of pureness until she became a creature of the night (Fry). This could be interpreted as Stoker rejecting the notion that women should be able to share the spotlight with their counterparts. Dracula went on to try and corrupt Mina Harker as well but she managed to withstand his infection. This was probably due to the fact that Mrs. Harker had many of the most favorable traits that a women could have in the eyes of

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