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    Victorian Women In Dracula

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    Victorian Era focusing on the ideals of that time. One of the ideals that the novel focused on was the ideal of the Victorian woman. An ideal Victorian woman is pure, chase, submissive, and not a sexualized character. Bram Stoker thinks that women should follow the Victorian ideas of purity, chastity, and submission characterized through the three female vampires, Lucy Westenra, and Mina Harker. Jonathan Harker met the three female vampires in Count Dracula’s castle. The vampires were describes as sexualized characters. In Victorian society women should be pure and innocent, yet the vampires were flirtatious and promiscuous. The three female vampires tried to seduce him and drink his blood.…

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    It was as if the blood, no longer needed for the working of the heart had gone to make the harshness of death as little rude as might be.”(173) Because Lucy gained supernatural powers from Dracula’s bite she regained consciousness after her death. A character who we can presume was Lucy was seen sucking the blood of young children; the children called Lucy the “bloofer lady”. Lucy fell from being a socialite to a disgraceful creature who preys on children at nightfall. Lucy appearance is…

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    John Seward’s diary from 7th of September is about Dr. Van Helsing examining Lucy due to her illness. Quickly, he concludes that she needs a blood transfusion and Dr. John Seward voluntarily chooses himself to be the blood donor because he is much younger than Van Helsing. Out of nowhere, Lucy’s fiancé, whose name is Arthur Holmwood, shows up ending with fulfilling the blood transfusion. Shortly after the blood transfusion, Lucy looks better, but Dr. Van Helsing discovers the two, red marks at…

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    “good versus evil” plot. The evil being displayed by Count Dracula and the good being shown by the other characters who sought out to defeat Dracula upon figuring out his true desires. The story begins with a young solicitor named Jonathon Harker who is assigned to go to Transylvania by his firm to assist Count Dracula 's purchase of real estate in London. The battle is foreshadowed upon the young solicitor, Jonathon Harker being handed a crucifix after hearing a landlady say, "It is the eve of…

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    One of the strongest human drives is a desire for power. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Abraham Van Helsing is a classic example of this behavior. Throughout the novel, Van Helsing seeks to gain power over others believing that he is to carry out God’s message by ridding the world of evil. This is exemplified in his killing of Lucy Westenra, leading the other men to destroy vampires alongside him, and in introducing Catholicism into the lives of the English. By integrating himself into the circle of…

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    the present time, which involves a scenic representation. The narrated time is parallel with the reading time. Lucy’s diaries vary more in their temporal presentations. She is writing her diary in the present time (“I feel so happy tonight”) , the present perfect (“I have been so miserably weak”) , future perfect (“I must have fallen asleep”) and the past tense (“Mother did not seem to take to my proposal”) . In the text, several dichotomies are presented: Love >< horror, man ><…

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    Lucy Westenra is an innocent, flirtatious young woman at the beginning of this novel who goes through some of the most drastic changes. Darkness overtakes Lucy who is always known for being blissful and caring. She transitions into a being that no one wants to be associated with, and her presence is dreaded. She is faced with danger, sickness, death; everything around her is testing the simple person she had grown up to be. Eventually, she isn’t able to go back to the person she once was and is…

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    a wealthy count in Transylvania, real estate in London. After strange incidents of Count Dracula attempting to suck Johnathon’s blood, and imprison him, Johnathon escapes. The novel then switches to Mina Murray’s, Johnathon’s fiancé, and her friend, Lucy Westenra’s, points of view through their letters. It is mostly just gossip, but there are several references to Johnathon. Through there gossip they introduce most of the main characters. Next, it shifts to Dr. John Seward, or Jack’s diary with…

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    Lucy Westenra in Bram Stoker's Dracula has long been held to be possessed of out of control appetites. She is routinely framed as a sexually voracious woman, perhaps even one of the fin-de-siecle's dreaded “New Women,” whose overweening erotic desire is inextricably linked to the horror of her own vampirism and to the violence of her own demise. Reading Dracula as being at the confluence of uniquely Victorian anxieties regarding gender and sexuality, numerous of scholars have argued that a line…

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    this doomed fate was Lucy Westenra. Lucy’s unfortunate end was meant to be an especially terrible blow against us because of her intimate relationships with our heroes; for what better way to incite great despair than to pit friends against each other? Adding another degree of dread is the meaning of Lucy’s name, which loosely translates to the “Light…

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