The monstrous-feminine permeates Stoker 's novel from start to finish. She is visible in the vampire women who seduce men and break gender boundaries through their overtly sexual behaviour. The restrictions put on female sexuality and gender performance during the Victorian Era are trespassed by these women. Blood is connected to these female figures not simply because they are vampires but also because they are women who loose blood every month through menstruation. Deprived of this blood, it seems only logical that they have to become vampires and accumulate the blood from someone else.
Nicholas Wilkins Kathelin. Schroder English III 8, December 2016 How Frankenstein is a Gothic Novel The setting of the book most represents a very gothic dark tone and unlivable settings such as the freezing arctic where the monster meets his master. Another reason that the Frankenstein story shows many qualities of a gothic novel, it’s mainly due to the facts that the monster can normally find itself at the center stage during most of the novel. Its grotesque appearance and superhuman abilities make it a very scary creature. The final reason why this story’s gothic, the amount of emotion conveyed to the reader while the story continues, Victor 's family and friends are murdered and the feeling that this caused create big points for the novel.
That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?” Dracula desecrates his chapel and forsakes God, promising that he will come up from the grave to avenge Elisabeta with all the influence of darkness. With an outburst of anger and sadness, he stabs the chapel's cross with his sword and drinks the blood which flows out of it. In 1897, Jonathan Harker takes the Transylvanian Count Dracula as a client from his colleague R. M. Renfield, who has gone insane. Jonathan travels to Transylvania and meets Dracula, who discovers a picture of Harker's fiancée, Mina and believes that she is the reincarnation of Elisabeta.
Darkness can be seen in many literary works with the intention of showing a turn for the worse in many characters lives. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare displays examples of violence in order to show audience members how Macbeth’s desire for kingship, led to his demise through his guilt. The use of blood, nature and supernatural elements are used as a way of symbolizing Shakespeare's theme of Macbeth’s guilt. Is one man’s desire for nobility worth the cost of others lives? Blood alters the atmosphere throughout Macbeth through the effect it has on the main character.
However, it is apparent that this characterization of Dracula as a god figure is negative, a perversion of religion, because vampires are cast as abject monsters. Though they resemble God-like figures, they are considered “a blot on the face of God’s sunshine; an arrow in the side of Him who died for man” (Stoker 253), and thus are perverted parodies of religion. For example, as Mina begins to turn into a vampire, her unwitting consumption of vampire blood and the scar on her forehead, referred to as a
Introduction Literature has proved to be throughout time a powerful tool for creating enduring myths, legendary characters and fictional stories, making thus the truth irrelevant as long as the narrative was gripping. Such aspects, together with the context and period into which a novel was written brought to life stories that have become immortal and are going to last for eternity. This seems to be the case of the 19th century author Bram Stoker, who, upon fact, legend and fiction brought to life his eponymous vampire: Count Dracula, a sinister and monstrous predator who thrived on the blood of living souls. Regarded by many as the defining work of Gothic fiction, Stoker’s fin-de-sìecle novel achieved a pervasive hold on Western
Due to the conflicts, the children (Romeo and Juliet// Pyramus and Thisbe) got married. In direct comparison, Romeo and Pyramus both are young and in love and met with their beloveds in the secret of the night. Overwhelmed with grief, Juliet and Thisbe kill themselves in the end after seeing Romeo and Pyramus dead. The conflicts leading up to these tragedies are also very much alike. As previously mentioned, the couples decided to
His decision to kill Macduff’s family was one that cost him his life. Macduff immediately retaliated and unleashed his army upon Macbeth’s army with the help of Malcolm. Meanwhile, Lady Macbeth is beginning to go mad, has started to sleepwalk, and has lost her mind. As the enemy forces approach in the distance of Forres, Lady Macbeth kills herself. When the horrific news is revealed to Macbeth he states, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” (V. v).
Destiny or Decisions Everywhere, teenagers make impulsive decisions that either positively or negatively affect them. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by playwright William Shakespeare, the main characters, Romeo and Juliet, are family foe’s that mistakenly fall in love. The unexpierienced, young couple tries to develop their secret relationship too fast, and the play ends after the lover’s traumatic suicides. In the play, the couple mentions how their relationship is “star-crossed” in that they are not fated to be together. However, these teenagers have been in many serious circumstances giving rise to their deaths and have overlooked the fact that their choices are what mainly determined their futures.
Who is to Blame for the Death of Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare once said “These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triump die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume”. This quote by William Shakespeare foreshadows the tragedy of two kids who took their life in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are forbidden to be together since their families do not get along. Romeo went to a party he was not supposed to go to and met Juliet and they fell in love. Juliet is at the age of marriage and her parents set her up to marry a kinsmen named Paris.