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    It was peaceful for most of the journey as we travelled down the Anduin River in small boats. However, we couldn't decide whether to go East, past Minas Tirith or West to another route. Eventually, it was up to me to decide, feeling pressured, I took a walk to clear my mind. Unbeknownst to me, Boromir was following close behind. He wanted to bring the ring to his home in Minas Tirith, and use the ring as a weapon against Sauron. When I refused, he flew into an anger and tried to take the ring from me. It was clear to me that the ring had possessed his mind, as he shouted that I would “take the ring to Sauron” (521), and accusing me of betraying them…

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    While the the other races of Middle Earth tend to be fairly homogeneous, the humans show a great deal of difference between them. All elves share a connection with nature and are immortal, while dwarfs all have a love of the earth and precious stones, and Hobbits all seem to have a very down to earth demeanor and and little ambition for power. Humans on the other hand seem to have greater divergence. As pointed out earlier, there are different classes of Men and each one is distinct. The people…

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    By using multiple sources or an epistolary format, Dracula is seen in different ways. “The epistolary format warrants the role of several narrators, who can provide contrasting and corroborative views of the vampire” (Kawatra 2). To Lucy, Dracula is the vampire that tormented her eventually turning her into a monster like him. To Holmwood, Dracula is the monster that stole his wife away. To Mina, Dracula is the killer of her best friends and the antagonist who almost forced her to be a demonic,…

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    Moving along, we will now examine how the male authoritative figures of the text cope with Lucy’s dualism aroused by their fear of female sexuality. Very covertly in the structure of the narrative, Stoker expounds the numerous of ways characters perceive a present dualism in her character. For example, when Dr. Abraham Van Helsing first comes to visit Lucy Westenra upon Dr. John Seward’s request, we can see how these two perform carefully to bring up Lucy’s condition in her presence, they begin…

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    to suit the film’s plot. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was no exception; Mina Harker and the Invisible Man had drastic changes made to their personality in order to better suit the storyline. Both of these characters were estranged from society. Mina Harker had few friends outside of her close circle and the Invisible Man isolated himself from the people of Iping. The Invisible Man and Mina Harker’s movie portrayals differed from their original personas; however both had little to no…

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    their demands. Stroker often writes about both genders behaving either more feminine or masculine and the repercussions that follow. Today there's a lot of stress on both genders to look and act a certain way; but when Bram Stoker wrote Dracula there was much more stress on people to fit into a certain category that was often unattainable. Dracula illustrates the gender roles of the Victorian age by following the eerie escapades of the Count Dracula and his victims. The stereotypes of the…

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    It was the idea that a woman could be their own person: intelligent, able to freely express themselves and not at the mercy of men. In Dracula, Stoker introduces Lucy, a flirtatious and a seemingly more sexually open woman, who corresponded more with the traits of the New Woman rather than the ideal woman at the time, as she states, "Why can't they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble? But this is heresy, and I must not say it". It is not surprising to…

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    to Transylvania on a business trip to sell Dracula, 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,…

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    contradicting images of femininity. While Stoker’s attitude toward women is a debatable topic, with some scholars viewing Dracula as an example misogyny and others claiming Stoker expresses feminist ideas in his most famous novel, it seems clear that two of the Stoker’s main female characters - Lucy and Mina - express two differing femininity models. Stoker’s depiction of Mina as a balanced combination of the New Woman ideas and traditional…

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    They seduce Jonathan and awaken a burning desire within him that they would kiss him. In the Victorian era, women who were overly sexualized were thought to be evil, as it was the standard notion then that only men experienced sexual desires and got satisfaction from sexual intercourse. These women were represented as evil also because of their ability to tempt these men into relations outside of their marriage and this would in turn ruin families. The three vampires in Dracula because of their…

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