Masculinity In Dracula

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1. Introduction
For most people the word vampire is connected to blood-drinking creatures that wander through the night and hunt down defenceless victims in order to drain their blood. Many might have monstrous figures in mind that come straight out of horror films, or maybe some others imagine a romanticised version, i.e., the protagonist Edward Cullen, from Twilight. In sum, for the majority, vampires represent blood sucking creatures that exist in fantasy, horror, and romance, but are left to be in fictional realms of literature and movies. Vampires are far more than fictional characters in films, or books, they represent “metaphors about life and death, sexuality and gender, cultural identities, and even political ideologies” (Hobson and Anyiwo 1). Every depiction of vampires investigates messages
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Moreover, this is detectable in many, or maybe all languages today and in past ages. Hence, regarding the usage and etymology of masculine, it is clear that it is deeply connected to the concept of gender (Martin and Finn 1). Furthermore, masculinity comprises languages, behaviors, and practices that exist in certain organizational and cultural locations, which are normally identified with males. Therefore, masculinity exists as a positive, “in as much as they offer some means of identity signification for males,” as well as a negative, “in as much as they are not the ‘Other’ (Feminine)” (Itulua-Abumere 42). According to Prof. Clatterbaugh and Dr. Whitehead, male behaviors and masculinity are not just a simple product of biological predispositions or genetic coding. All societies around the world have the cultural concept of gender, but some of them do not have the idea of masculinity. The modern usage of masculinity usually describes the behaviors that result from the

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