Sexual Tendencies: Sex In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Sexual Tendencies : Sex in “Dracula” Sometimes you can be sexually attracted to someone for their appearance or just by the way they make you feel at that moment . When sex is present in literature , nothing can separate reality from the spicy imagination that makes you keep reading and interested . As for Bram Stoker’s chapter book , “Dracula”, the three main characters Jonathan Harker , his fiance Mina Harker and her best friend Lucy Westerna , have life incidents that fall into the category of sex . From Stoker’s work , sex can be something that just happens or because an evil force is making it happen . At the start of “Dracula,” Jonathan’s quiet and curious nature gets himself into a lot of trouble when he decides to go against…show more content…
One would believe that this was weird and unordinary for Lucy to act like this without knowing what was wrong with her , but her lover Arthur didn’t think nothing of the way she was acting . When he walks into the room and kneels beside her , Lucy reacts in a lively and sexual way . She whispers , “Arthur ! Oh, my love , I am so glad you come!,”(Chapter 12 Page 192) while going into a sleep that changed her . Lucy awoke with strange changes that made her full of sex by saying, “ Arthur ! Oh my love , I am so glad you have come ! Kiss me !”,(Chapter 12 Page 193). Arthur bent down eagerly and respectfully down on his knees while he didn’t think nothing about the statement she said but was stopped by Van Helsing . 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 whole tone turns sexual when Mina is wearing a white nightgown and Dracula is gripping both of her hands with his left hand forcing her to do something

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