Throughout the Victorian era, a woman’s sole purpose was to marry, produce children, keep the house clean and have dinner on the table by the time their husband returned from work. They were restricted to working tedious jobs at minimum wage until they were married and were not allowed to receive a real education. Once married, a woman was expected to become a fulltime mother and house wife tending to the needs in the home on command. All these lovely skills were that of the traditional Victorian women. They were pressured to express their femininity through their dainty attire, gentle mothering, social order and expressing the manners and obedience that was expected of them. All in all it was required that they be as little of an individual as possible. With the rising of the ‘New Woman’, not only did it challenge the traditional traits of the suppressed Victorian female, but it gave power to women in a male dominant society to become what ever she wanted. Throughout Bram Stokers classic novel ‘Dracula’, we can see the prime and accepted theme of the traditional Victorian women as it battles with the new and rising theme of the ‘New Woman.’ Mina Harker (Murray), Lucy Westendra and the death of Count Dracula all aid the theme of the ‘New Women’ in their own way yet are all brought to their conclusive demise.
"When the Count saw my face, his eyes blazed with a sort of demoniac fury, and he suddenly made a grab at my throat” (Stoker 28). Also to help with the influence in the two, Stoker gave the name Dracula after the real Vlad the Impaler. “Vlad the Impaler was well known for the punishment that he adopted, the impalement, this is the reason why he was named Tepes, which means The Impaler.” (“Vlad”) However instead of being an infamous vampire, Vlad was known for his method of impaling criminals and enemies and raising them in the town for all to see. To add onto Vlads amazing personality and how he was as a person. He was also known for his various means of torture. He would “cut limbs off of people, blind them, strangle them, burn them, cut off their noses and ears, scalping, skinning, and he would even sometimes boil people alive” (“Vlad”). However Dracula wasn’t as vicious and as evil as Vlad was, he was still just as blood thirsty. "With his left hand he held both Mrs. Harker 's hands, keeping them away with her arms at full tension; his right hand gripped her by the back of the neck, forcing her face down” (Stoker 310-311). Vlad the Impaler, the basis of where the infamous Dracula was born, was a very vicious and blood thirsty
In Bram Stoker's "Dracula", Dracula is portrayed as a monster made evident by his gruesome actions. An analysis of Dracula shows that: shows his evil nature in his planning, brutally killing Lucy Westrenstra causing a violent response from Dr. Seward and others, and how his evil ways lead to his downfall. To characterize Dracula in one way, he is a ruthless, cunning monster who uses tricks, torture, and wits to manipulate people to his will. However when he trifled with some courageous people, he had no knowledge that it would be his undoing.
Harker’s first impression of Dracula was that Dracula was a normal man but Harker soon realizes that he is incorrect. When Harker cuts himself while shaving Dracula leaps towards him but resists an urge to suck the blood. This yet again puts Harker in a state of nervousness. Dracula also tells Harker to send Mina a false message with a false date. All of these events make Harker change from an easy-going businessman to a person who is always paying attention and quick witted.
Chapters 13-15 Summary John Seward's diary continues the story, describing how Lucy Westenra and her mother are buried together. Before the funeral, Van Helsing covers the coffin and body with garlic and places a crucifix in Lucy's mouth. He tells a confused Seward that, after the funeral, they must cut off the corpse's head and stuff her mouth with garlic. The next day, however, Van Helsing learns that someone has stolen the crucifix from the body, and he tells Seward that they have to wait before doing anything. Arthur Holmwood (Lord Godalming since his father's death) is heartbroken and turns to Seward for consolation.
Bram Stoker, born in Dublin, Ireland in 1847. He was very sick as a kid, so he would spend his days reading books and listening to the scary stories his mother would tell him often. The horror stories his mother
Yes, there was a real Dracula, and he was a true prince of darkness. He was Prince Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes, meaning "Vlad the Impaler." The Turks called him Kaziglu Bey, or "the Impaler Prince." He was the prince of Walachia, but, as legend suggests, he was born in Transylvania, which at that time was ruled by Hungary.
TThe group then tries to learn all they can about Dracula’s affairs with people. Van Helsing and the others track down the boxes of Earth that the count uses as a sanctuary during the night from Dracula’s castle. Then one of Dr. Seward’s mental patients, Renfield, lets Dracula into the asylum. In the asylum, the people were staying there and then Count Dracula bites Mina. Mina then begins to slowly transitions into a vampire. The men hunt down Count Dracula and realized that Count Dracula had fled to Transylvania. The men pursue to find Count Dracula by dividing their forces and tracking Dracula across land and sea all over Europe. Van Helsing takes Mina with him so that they can kill the three female vampires who tried to seduce Jonathan Harker.
Dracula is the son of Vlad Dracul, the ruler of Wallachia, which is now in present day Romania. His early education, up until the age of seven, was taught many disciplines by the boyar class, which was controlled by his father (Florescu, 1973). They highly educated him, by teaching him many different languages, history, politics, army tactics, and many more (Florescu, 1973). During this time, he was also involved in an apprenticeship for knighthood, which was something that was rather normal for princes of a kingdom at that time (Florescu, 1973). When he turned twelve, though, his father struck a deal with the Turks to earn their trust and respect, while also allowing the Turks to control Dracul, in which he turned over his sons, Dracula and Radu, to be held captive by the Turkish ruler (Florescu,
It begins with Jonathan Harker’s journey through Transylvania to Dracula’s castle, after being warned that Dracula is not someone that you want to visit after dark. The Dramatic build up to the meeting with Dracula is tense and scary, this is probably more so with that the audience already knows that Jonathan’s apparently amiable host is anything but that.