Regardless of these traditional yearnings, Mina posses...
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... gender roles and their “duties” in a society and the barriers. While, she claims to service only her husband, Jonathan, yet it never was an obstacle for her to expose herself to new technologies (typewriter and stenography) and journey of self-learning and adventures. Her experiences allow her to actually winnow and tie the story together for the “wise” men to follow and then later on traces Dracula and the Vampires and leads to their final fate of an unpleasant end. It is evident that these feats are not the forte of the conventional, victorian woman but rather a powerful, independent new woman. The end of Dracula and the birth of Quincey; Mina’s son in the end of the book are evidence of the positiveness associated with the New woman. Had Mina not possessed the eclectic traits of both the sexes, would the group ever have been able to overcome Dracula’s Vampirism?
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