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    “Diving In: An Introduction to Basic Writing” by Mina Shaughnessy In this article, Shaughnessy argues that educators need to start examining their own teaching and learning processes and the complex and contextual needs of their students, instead of focusing on what students can be doing differently. She points out that basic writing students are not behind and need to “catch up” to any particular level, but there must been a more effective means of communication needs to be established between the students and teachers (291). Shaughnessy presents four stages of development as a basic writer instructor and explains how educators move through these stages before becoming competent to teach basic writing. The first stage called “Guarding the…

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    Victorian Women In Dracula

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    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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    addition, Stoker also indirectly includes many other allusions such as “that way madness lies” (STOKER 192) when Dr. Seward alludes to Shakespeare famous King Lear. By using Shakespeare’s books and quotes several times, the reader may realize the countless influences that helped him develop the book; therefore, being able to find out more bout the author himself. Furthermore, literary allusions which are often used in Dracula is effective to the extent that reminds the reader of an event in…

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    “Victorian fears about women's behavior evolved into a national debate known as "The Woman Question," which encompassed issues such as property ownership, marriage contracts, inheritance law, and female sexuality, among others.” A quote from an article called “Staking Salvation: The Reclamation of the Monstrous Female in Dracula.” The “New Woman,” concept which is used to describe Mina Harker in “Dracula is a woman who wishes to be educated, sexually, economically self-sufficient. This shows…

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    To the “Night Witches” of the 588th, their femininity was the focus as much as much their dedication to their dangerous missions, as shown in snippets of true stories that members went through. Although definitely not the only one to experience such dangers, Nina Raspopova’s near death stories highlight some of the many dangers that the 588th faced, and she stresses in her account that she was never not afraid (Noggle, 2001). During one of her missions in 1942, she and her navigator, Larisa…

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    The thought of vampires existing has continued to terror and captivate people worldwide since the Victorian Era. These immoral human-blood-drinking creatures have evolved from folk entries. The key idea that all stories have portrayed is the lust for human blood. Bram Stoker’s published Dracula in the nineteenth century. He formed the myth of Dracula through extensive research from Eastern Europe folktales. The ancient beliefs about vampires are suggested to have arisen from the series of deaths…

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    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…

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    Landlady In Dracula

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    he had fallen asleep, and when he awakes to the sight of them, Jonathan assumes he is either dreaming or hallucinating. Speaking of their lips, a theme which we have seen earlier on with Dracula's lips, Jonathan says, “I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire that they would kiss me with those red lips.” One of the girls then comes forward: “The girl went on her knees, and bent over me, simply gloating. There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she…

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    Dracula 2000 Analysis

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    spread his terror and throughout the book get what he wants. Bram Stoker “Dracula”, Count Dracula uses masculine to get where he wants without being passed as destructive person. “Masculinity is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles associated with boys and men. As a social construct, it is distinct from the definition of the male biological sex.” (Wikipedia) This novel is a man dominant novel. It is all men have all the power and females is a part of a man’s daily routine like an animal.…

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    different narrators, Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray (later Harker), Lucy Westenra, Dr. John Seward, and Professor Abraham Van Helsing. It begins as Jonathan Harker, a lawyer, is traveling through Hungary to Transylvania to meet a client, Count Dracula, who is trying to move to London. After a long journey in which the natives of Hungary and Transylvania began to act strange after finding out where he was traveling, Harker arrives at castle Dracula and notices strange things until he comes to the…

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