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    Mina clearly demonstrates her awareness and knowledge of the New Woman movement; whereby she exhibits her familiarity of the debate by referring to the term “New Woman” twice in her journal entries. Grant Allen’s “purity school” New Woman consisted of female characters that expressed particular interest in social problems while still maintaining their propriety. This sense of knowledge is exhibited when Mina attempts to reassure the oversensitive Lucy as they stopped for a “severe tea” (Stoker 141):

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    story is a series of documented diaries written by the characters in the story starting out with Jonathan Harker. Johnathan Harker is on a journey on a train to Castle Dracula in Transylvania. The reason why Count Dracula goes to Transylvania is to sign off a real estate transaction with Count Dracula, Count Dracula is selling his castle because he wants to move somewhere else. Johnathan Harker goes on his trip to meet Count Dracula through the countryside on a train. While on the train during one

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    interpreted as an idealized version of Mina, with the justification that Stoker’s Dracula serves as a guideline for the narratives that gender roles have in vampiric stories. Stoker’s influential novel is the first Westernized construct of a literary vampiric story in Europe and ergo creates the first idea of what aspects a vampire story should have, including the construction of distinctive gender roles. Due to the diffusion of the influence of Dracula in pop culture, Mina becomes an idea of complexity and

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    of the outside manifests in Dracula, while the protectors of Victorian values become the crew of light. When Dracula preys upon Mrs. Mina Harker, he is defiling the valued Victorian morals, and is manifesting the threat of the outsider. According the Van Helsing, Mina Harker is a light in the darkness, thus a symbol of Victorian purity and goodness. However, when Mina is attacked by the outsider Dracula on her marriage bed, she is corrupted by the

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    entries, telegrams, and newspaper clippings. Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray (later Mina Harker), and Dr. Seward write the largest contributions to the novel although the writings of Lucy Westenra and Abraham Van Helsing constitute some key parts of the book. The novel has a slightly journalistic feel, as it is a harrowing account supposedly written by the people who witnessed the book's events. A young Englishman named Jonathan Harker travels through Transylvania on a business trip. He is

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    Dracula And Feminism

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    clear when Lucy addresses Mina: “why are men so noble when women are so little worthy of them?” (Stoker 54). Stoker portrays all of his female characters’ vulnerability against evil when each one of them seems to have a weakness to a male character. Dracula can be analyzed through and against feminist theory by relating the stereotypes of the three female characters: Mina Murray Harker, Lucy Westenra, and the three vampire “brides” of Dracula. When we are first introduced to Mina Murray she is writing

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    are doing it because they want to see the Dracula get defeated and help save everyone that he has endangered. The main good characters in this book are Dr. Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray and Lucy Westerna. What makes Jonathan Harker so good is that he will do almost anything to help stop Dracula. He is Mina Murray’s fiancée and a solicitor who became a prisoner of Dracula but finally ...

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    and Mina Murray Harker arguably play as big a part as Van Helsing or Dracula himself. Lucy is the first person the audience sees fall under the evil, malevolent spell of Count Dracula. As women, she and Mina are the Count’s primary goal. Through them, and through the women of the world in general, the Count intends to spread

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    behaviors from women are viewed as unacceptable. Yet, many of the stories published about vampires diverge from the message that Bram Stoker was trying to make. In the Gothic horror novel Dracula, Bram Stoker uses the traumatic experience of Jonathan Harker at Count Dracula’s castle and the invasion of vampires in Great Britain to create a social commentary on the sexual repression occurring

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    captivating films I have seen. Jonathan Harker, who is a young London lawyer, travels to Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase an estate in England. At first, Harker is very impressed by Dracula’s castle and his hospitality. However, in a few days, Harker realizes that there is a very dark side to the castle and Count Dracula. Upon Harker’s realization that he is in a dangerous situation, he escapes to a convent in Hungary. Meanwhile Harker’s fiancée, Mina, and her best friend, Lucy, are in England

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