He doesn’t deliver Jonathans letters to Mina and they help Dracula. The Szgany also killed Quincey P. Morris. All throughout the story there is conflicts between the good and the evil. In Stokers novel it’s a battle between the good and the evil. The good defeat Dracula by using Christian references.
Mina is intellectually equal to the opposite sex, but physically and emotionally submissive. Mina is devoted to her husband Jonathan, she is the ideal woman Victorian woman. Once Mina has been bitten, her transformation slowly spreads, the thoughts that have been repressed for so long have surfaced. Dracula is represented as having an unquenchable thirst for blood and even power. Using his male dominance and superiority over women to fulfill his every desire, having little regard for the well-being of others.
It seems that through the latter, Stoker may be trying to explore his homoerotic desires. In agreement with this, Roth states that the novel 'manages a fantasy which is congruent with a fundamental fantasy shared by many others. ', showing that Dracula was not just Stoker exploring his own sexual wishes but was also felt by others in society, thus showing that femininity was on the rise. Patmore epitomises the perfect Victorian woman:
frustration. Dracula’s attitude towards Mina, and Mina’s interest in Jonathan Harker, shows the male vampire’s direct attempts at getting what is desired. However, Dracula is capable of seduction rapidly when it comes to Lucy Westenra. Lucy is highly naïve when it comes to men, taking on a variety of suitors. She is very flirtatious and loves male attention.
Blood is involved way more in the story of Dracula than people are able to see just by simply reading the story. During the writing of Dracula, victorian England was a society governed by the strict morals of society. Bram Stoker wrote Dracula in order to voice an opinion on politics and the morality of society when it was incredibly looked down upon to do so in public. The book was significant because it was one of the first to indicate sexual topics in a novel without explicitly saying them. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Blood is the driving force that transfers the book from plot point to plot point and is active spiritually and physically.
Relationships have always been complicated, and the conflict heightens when immortality, homosexual desires and eternal damnation are added to the mix. In the story of Louis and Lestat, two vampires as difference as night and day, all of these dynamics are prevalent. In Anne Rice’s book Interview With The Vampire, vampirism is an allegory for sexual deviance, and is a lifestyle that gives Louis, the protagonist, experience first hand with several theological motifs, including the seven deadly sins, creationism, and light versus dark. The seven deadly sins are as follows: Lust, Gluttony, Envy, Pride, Wrath, Greed, and Sloth. Lestat, Louis’s vampire companion, displays all of the above attributes, but the one that Louis succumbs to most is
From this story telling competition came “The Vampyre” which was made by John William Pollidori. During 1845-1847, James Malcolm Rymer published Varney the Vampire. His stories features characteristics of vampires that are still being borrowed by other authors and movies today. Some of these characteristics are the fangs which leaves two puncture wounds, superhuman strength and hypnotic powers. Perhaps the most influential being that Varney was a sympathetic vampire.
ver time, humans have always created stories and conjured up personifications of evil to explain the unknown - whether it was the myth of the vampire, spurred on by Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the receding of skin that causes a corpse’s nails to appear longer, or the myth of Wendigos, a create of evil in Native American culture. Many cultures and civilizations, new and old, have their fairytales and monsters in the dark, to explain the unknown. We see this in Beowulf, where Grendel is a representation of Satanic evil in the Bible due to the heavy influence of faith in Germanic warrior society, as opposed to monsters in modern society such as the zombie, which is a reflection of evolving political fears. In Beowulf, the first antagonist the reader
Taking the novel Interview with the vampire as an example, the narrator Louis is regarded as an introspective vampire, who differs a lot from Dracula in many ways. Throughout his life he seeks to find knowledge about God and Hell, wanting to figure out the value of existence without God in a faithless world. He tries to find redemption for himself but failed. Although the introspective vampires have formed their family, the companions are from inside rather than outside and thus virtually they are individuals. According to the senior vampire Armand’s description of Louis “you are the spirit, you are the heart .