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.
However, Lucy's desires: 'Come to me Arthur. [...] My arms are hungry for you.' (Dracula, p.188) are stopped, whereas her husband's: 'Arthur placed the point over the heart, [...] Then he struck with all his might [...] his un-trembling arm rose and fell, driving deeper and deeper' (Dracula, p.192) are allowed. By having Lucy killed, Stoker presents a positive depiction of femininity as his original audience sees that a 'voluptuous' woman or elaborate femininity of any kind, is not accepted and that if women have these desires then they must suppress them and return to being an 'Angel in the House'
Lucys friends have to stab her in the heart and cut off her head. Dracula gets to Mina, which is Jonathans wife. Dracula is going after everyone that is close to each other. The Szgany also has a few conflicts with the good characters of the story. He doesn’t deliver Jonathans letters to Mina and they help Dracula.
New Woman is one of the most prominent theme in Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. The New Woman concept was a feminist ideal emerged in the late 19th century when women started to push the limits set by male-dominated society. The figure of the New Woman is independent, free spirited, educated and uninterested in traditional value of marriage and children. The New Women threatened conventional ideas about ideal Victorian womanhood. In Dracula, Bram Stoker discusses the changing roles of women through its two main female character, Mina Harker and Lucy Westrenra.
She is very flirtatious and loves male attention. Lucy demonstrates her love of male attention in the quote, “Why can’t they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble” (Stoker Chapter 5). So that being said, she makes it fairly easy for Dracula to seduce her. She causes herself to be open to manipulation through her issue with sleepwalking. Due to Lucy’s sleepwalking, Dracula is able to easily seduce
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).
Take Ruby for instance. She begins the novel as a selfish girl who is using Ada's land for her own benefit. Ada does not realize this though, because the "vampire" comes off as innocent and completely trustful. Ruby's character develops throughout the novel and she becomes friends with Ada. Another example of a human vampire is Ruby's deadbeat father, Stobrod.
For example, the romance portrayed in the movie has some truths, but it’s artificial. The romantic myth in this story is shown how Dracula dies on behalf of his wife’s suicide to be able to come from the dead and can reconnect with his wife, this is what we call reincarnation. This belief is brought to life in the move. However, vampires are also a mythical
“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim” -Maya Angelou. The Crucible by Arthur Miller tells a story about the Puritans and what led to the devastating Salem Witch Trials. One of the main characters in the story, named Elizabeth Proctor, displays her wisdom, forgiveness and loyalty towards other characters who betray her or victimize her; Thus making Elizabeth a perfect wife in the views of the Puritans. Elizabeth Proctor shows the epitome of a perfect wife through her relationship with Abigail Williams, her relationship with God and her relationship with her husband, John Proctor. Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor only seem to have one thing in common to readers: their love for John Proctor.
Extermination and Assimilation Laura’s illness has gotten worse and then other people realize how her dreams are not only dreams. Her dreams or rather, her nightmares that people told her not to be afraid of, were actual part of the illness. The source of Laura’s illness is found when a doctor finds marks of vampire bites upon Laura which frightens them that such a creature exists. The doctor mentions how about a female vampire and then Carmilla’ true identity was revealed. As people later find out Carmilla’s true identity as Mircalla and as a vampire, they are disgusted and they revolt against her.
As Lucy becomes a vampire, she becomes increasingly sexualized. Like the vampire ladies of Castle Dracula, her repressed sexuality comes to the surface, and she becomes the sexual aggressor, women in 1897 weren 't supposed to be the ones to ask for kisses. They were supposed to be