But why this attitude? I believe it is the aggressive sexuality that the vampire Lucy displays that ... ... middle of paper ... ...in excluding her from their undertakings, and include her again. However, now that she is infected with vampire blood and is capable of reading Dracula's mind, the men both fear and need her. They are forced to accept her in the public realm, but the quest is to eventually rid her of evil influence and restore her purity again, that is, to turn her back into the virtuous woman who will stay in the dominion of the home and not pose a threat to men. The end of this novel is the restoration of a world as the Victorians know it: the vampire destroyed, the women rid of their evil sexual desires and kept out of the dangerous world outside their homes, and the men safe and free in a male-dominated world, playing their exclusive gallant, intelligent, and adventurous roles.
They lure in men, and use their sexuality to do what they want with them. They are described as having very thick and juicy lips and Harker even gets sexually turned on by this. Van Helsing and even Dracula are presented to us the readers as intelligent. They can be good or bad, but they are not judged upon harshly like the women. The women through the book go through a very sad transformation for the worse, from being ladies of purtity to being a whore.There's not a lot of women in Dracula, but Stroker puts them in several types of specific ways.
This keeps the audience engaged and makes them want to keep reading. It is a deeply engaging novel and that is why it has become so popular. The story also develops dramatic irony, which means that the audience knows what is happening but the characters do not. An example of irony is when Mina thinks she pricks Lucy to cause bite marks on her neck, but the audience knows it was Dracula “I must have pinched up a piece of loose skin and have transfixed it, for there are two little red points like pin-pricks” (Stoker 100). Lucy becomes pale and ill later on in the novel which leads to them calling Van Helsing for help.
Killing a vampire can be done in various ways but the best way is considered to be burning the vampire. Other lethal cures stakes made out of wood or iron pierced into the heart, or decapitation. It is not unlikely that, because there are numerous myths about vampires, it is a beloved fictional character for authors to write about. (Vampire Myths, n.d.) The most famous vampire is Dracula, the main character in the book Dracula written by Bram Stoker in 1897. It is said that Stoker was inspired by the Transylvanian Prince VladIII, also known as Vlad Dracula, but other than the name there are not many similarities that prove he was Stoker’s role model.
For example, the Twilight Series, the Anita Blake Series and the Vampire Chronicles Series have different legends and lore, different relationships between vampires and society, and different genres, theme, and purpose; this array of novels display most clearly the range of audience for vampire genre can cater. The Twilight series is a bestselling series written by Stephanie Meyer that has captivated millions of teenage girls. Twilight diverges from the vampire lore quite a bit and contains very little information about any other supernatural beings. Most vampire stories stress that vampires are night dwellers; that they cannot remain “alive” when the sun rises. Nevertheless, Twilight ignores that known ... ... middle of paper ... ... are thought to be demons by the people who catch glimpses of them.
In Case's article “Tasting the Original Apple,” it talks about the role that now the new woman has and how it comes into conflict with how men react towards it as stated “Dracula is often read as a largely reactionary response to the threat of autonomous female sexuality posed by the phenomenon of the "New Woman," with its anxieties about female sexuality being most clearly visible in Lucy Westenra's story. Particularly once she has been "vamped," Lucy's sexual assertiveness seems to link her with the New Woman. But Lucy's actions as a vampire, like those of the "awful women" (42) Jonathan encounters at Dracula's castle, perhaps owe less to the specific threat posed by the New Woman's insistence on sexual autonomy than to the ambivalences built into the model of Victorian womanhood from the start. Since ideal womanhood (and the ground of male desire) was characterized by a combination of total sexual purity and at least the potential for passionate devotion to a man, this model... ... middle of paper ... ...if not all some. From Lucy her own words, “Why can’t they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble?” (Stoker and Hindle, 67).
The vampire literature as a whole has changed genres since its beginning. The new vampire seems to owe its origins to Ann Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire”, whereas the old vampire began with Stoker’s “Dracula.” A few centuries ago, the archetype of the vampire in literature would be Dracula. There were some stories about vampires before Dracula and many right after, but the image and personality of Dracula has become the archetype of the vampire as a monster, and has become what every writer bases the vampire on. The old vampire is drastically different from the one that is hugely popular today, especially considering what the archetype of the vampire is now and what it was 100 years
The relationship between Dracula and Mina is far from romantic and is further complicated by the underlying sexual nature of Dracula’s night visit to Mina. But, as vampires became more desirable as suitors in supernatural pop culture, the relationship between the alluring feminine being and the masculine immortal vampire shifted. The differentiating aspect between the relationships of characters in Dracula and The Vampire Diaries is that Elena’s love triangle features reciprocated romantic interest from all three persons and is not modeled after Mina’s unpleasant relationship with
The story of Dracula started long before Brahm Stoker wrote his famous novel. Vampires have been in the minds of people since the early ninth century and, perhaps, even before that. The fact that the stories are still common after all these years brings out the question of, why? What makes these vampire stories so popular? The answer may be in the material itself.
Normally when most people think of vampires, they envision a deathly, pale creature with fangs. But Thomas Foster seems to think differently, who argues that it is not necessary for a vampire to embody a stereotypical vampire. Surprisingly enough, even humans can be these types of monsters. From Foster 's perspective, being a vampire not only includes an individual 's aesthetics, but also their actions, personality, intent, and overall representation of personal identity. The classic novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, presents an excellent example of this occurrence, where the character Roger Chillingworth meets the criteria of a vampiric figure, based on Thomas Foster 's ideas of vampirism, found in his book How to Read Literature Like a Professor.