Stoker also characterizes Lucy as sexual when Dracula turns her into a sexual vampire and she goes to the dark side. As she is sick, Arthur gives her a blood transfusion to try to help her become better but when it does not work, she is stabbed in the heart to go back to her original beauty and die. Lucy in the book shows how the ideal Victorian woman can so suddenly turn into the bad, evil, sexual woman that was unacceptable. Throughout the novel, Bram Stoker showed in detail what was considered to be the ideal Victorian woman through the character Mina. He also showed how women were sexualized, misbehaved, and evil through the behaviors of Dracula’s three daughters.
When Van Helsing stopped Arthur he didn’t understand what to do or say . Lucy’s behavior shows that an evil force was making her not act pure or virginal anymore . She doesn’t really know what is going on because she is not herself and Dracula has taking over her mind and soul . Lucy also shows the theme of sex by being dominant towards Arthur instead of being the submissive one . At the end of “Dracula” Stoker shows an huge example of the theme sex when Count Dracula was found by Van Helsing , Jonathan , and Dr. Seward standing beside Mina .
The author writes so many suspenseful and thrilling parts, it makes you ponder, “ What will happen?”. From the evidence of the text, I have came to the conclusion that I predict that Elizabeth might die, Frankenstein’s health will continue to decline, and Frankenstein’s monster will go on a mission to kill beloved characters. In the introduction to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the audience learns that the author’s intentions for her story are to give the readers quite a scare. Mary Shelley was challenged to writing a ghost story and describes her story as, “ one which would speak to the mysterious faces of our nature and awaken thrilling horrors”. From this I predict that Frankenstein’s monster will kill because the author says she wants to create thrill.
This can even allow the reader to possibly ‘fill in the blanks’ about the unknown character with her own fears, adding to the horror of the novel. Count Dracula’s first appearance takes place in his castle in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania when Jonathan Harker arrives to discuss a real estate transaction. When Harker arrives at the castle, he first hears Dracula approaching in an ominous manner before he actually sees the Count. “I heard a heavy step approaching behind the great door, and saw through the chinks the gleam of a coming light,” Stoker writes, “then there was the sound of rattling chains and the clanking of massive bolts drawn back. A key was turned with the loud grating noise of long disuse, and the great door swung back”.
Lucy is a sexualized being who ends up being transformed into a vampire and dying because of the men she thought she has able to trust. They believed it was in her best interest to keep her in the dark about what was happening to her. As Lucy is on her death bed, she states “How good they all are to me. I quite love that dear Dr. Van Helsing. I wonder why he was so anxious about these flowers.
However, this does not mean that the bride’s do not represent patriarchies. From the start of this novel, the three brides are trapped in Dracula’s castle. Jonathan Harker is confronted by the brides who mesmerize him into a daze of “anticipation” and “desire”. This is because, when hunting their prey, the bride’s seem to arise sexual intent to take their prey ‘off guard’. This much can be concluded when Jonathan writes “I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire that they would kiss me with those red lips” (42).
Later on, when Lucy is in need of another transplant, Van Helsing, the man in charge of the operation, hints that it might be inappropriate for someone else to transfer blood into her. Him hinting at this idea shows that the process is in fact somewhat sensual, since having someone else 's blood into her might affect her fiance. Stoker makes several references to Old English literature throughout Dracula, Hamlet is especially referenced several times. In this quote, Lucy speaks of her fear of the night and of sleep. “Well, here I am to-night,
As Mina is pushed away from helping the men defeat Dracula, she has been put in danger as there are hints that Dracula has been visiting her in the night. When Dracula does visit, he forces Mina to drink his blood making her impure as “her white nightdress was smeared with blood” (322). This ended going against everything that the men were trying to save Mina from. In efforts to keep Mina from the battle against Dracula, she is thrown right into the middle unwillingly. In the journal, Desire and Loathing in Bram Stoker's Dracula idea that it suggests is that the men “don’t want her help because of her suspected telepathic link with Dracula, and, finally, they regret not letting her in on their hunting and bring her back into the fold” (Rosenberg).
For example, one of Dracula’s first victims, named Lucy Westernra, becomes undead after being killed by Dracula. While she lied in bed dying, she asked her husband Arthur to kiss her before she died. However, this kiss had its own sinister meaning, as if Arthur had accepted this kiss he too would become an undead. Additionally, after her death, the undead Lucy continued to attempt to trick Arthur into joining her in undeath, and attempted to lure him to her tomb in order to kill him. Thankfully, both times the doctor Van Helsing stopped Arthur before he could do anything unwise.
Macbeth contemplates killing the king; “If good, why do I yield to that suggestion whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, and make my seated heart knock at my ribs, against the use of nature?” (1.3.134-137) It is evident that Macbeth’s ambition is getting the best of him because he is already considering committing regicide to get what he wants. “The Macbeth witches are essential to the plot of Macbeth because they provide Macbeth’s ‘call to action’. Their prophesies drive his thirst for power and enable Lady Macbeth to pursue her own ambitions.” (Jamieson n.p) As outlined in this quote, the witches are the ‘fuel to the fire’ and directly use his susceptibility to suggestion to drive his motive to be king. The witches take advantage of Macbeth’s character and uses his flaws to lead to his death. Although the three weird sisters do not explicitly tell Macbeth to kill the king, they tempt him in a non direct way.