During this story, many events happen for example Dracula goes after Mina Murray to Bistritz to make her immortal as he is. Lucy is another victim in where she is bitten by the evil Dracula causing her a terrible illness. The Doctor Van Helsing is an expert in paranormal activities like this. He is the only one who discovers the unknown illness that Lucy possessed. Indeed, Dracula kidnaps Jonathan Harker’s wife and goes straight to Transylvania.
The second apparition said to Macbeth “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth”. The witches were telling Macbeth that anybody that is born from a woman cannot harm him. This makes Macbeth thinks he is invincible and that he can do anything without being killed. Furthermore this scene shows how Shakespeare uses the supernatural theme of the witches to show how fate was influencing Macbeth’s life. Secondly, Shakespeare question the influence of free will.
The exposition ends when the readers have learned about Dracula’s evil plan. The rising action starts with the counts arrival in England, the emerging chaos is also underlined by the storm that occurs at the arrival of the Demeter (85ff.). The protagonists stay helpless until at the climax of the plot, Lucy’s death as a vampire, they begin to understand the central problem of the novel. Dracula’s aim to create others and take over England forces them to take action. With Dr. van Helsing as their leader they try to defeat the count and then travel to Transylvania for destroying him.
Lady Macbeth is evil, she does things that no sane person would do. Nobody just tells their husband to kill their king because some old hags off the side said that he would be king, that's not how things work in the world. She is evil also because she said: “Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with the direst cruelty!” (I, v, 39-42) in order to have the right amount of “evil” to kill the king, another example is when she is setting up the murder with daggers for Macbeth to kill the king, she says before
In his play, Shakespeare portrays Lady Macbeth as a strong, powerful woman who resists the normal gender roles. In one case, she talked to spirits when contemplating the murder of King Duncan. While doing so, she urged, “Come, you evil spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here…” (1.5.41-42). Markedly, Lady Macbeth is shown here in this dark scene, asking to be less like a woman; therefore, defying gender roles because
Grendel’s Mother is not named yet her very existence is independent of the male social code. As a female monster that exists on the boundaries of the (male) civilised world she can cross the boundaries, into Heorot, just as her son could. Grendel’s Mother “rage in her grief” takes on the masculine role of vengeance and uses violence, not words of diplomacy, in seeking revenge. She even has her own private space, a mere with “blood on the water” with “serpents and wild beasts”, within. This is a feminine and bloody space that speaks of the mysteries of the female body, the monsters: the fear men have of what lurks within.
‘Dracula’ is a modern play which is adapted, by Liz Lochhead, from the classic horror novel written by Bram Stoker. The play is set during the Victorian era and develops the key themes that were prevalent during this era such as sexual hypocrisy. Lochhead’s unusual approach paces much more significance on the female characters, in particular, Mina and Lucy and puts much less significance on the more well-known and traditional main characters Dracula and Van Helsing. This repression of sexual desires is expressed as Lucy struggles to cope with the social convention of how Victorian women had to behave. In the opening scene, Lucy has conflicting elements in her character and struggles to cope with social convention as Liz Lochhead describes
92-94). Macbeth assumes that Birnam wood will never come upon his castle, it is a forest after all, which ultimately leads to his final, tragic demise. These prophecies play with Macbeth’s sanity and show that women are often underestimated, yet powerful. Of course another example of this in Macbeth is Lady Macbeth, who essentially forces her husband to murder Duncan. Women in Macbeth greatly influence the men, and move the story forward, proving that they are powerful, amidst a majority of people who feel they are
When Macbeth displays uncertainty regarding the murder of Duncan, Lady Macbeth uses his fear of not adhering to the masculine gender role of being cold-hearted and ambitious and only “when [Macbeth] durst do it, then [he was] a man”. (1.7.56) Upon first glance, it would seem as though Lady Macbeth is strong and powerful. However, Shakespeare uses the downfall of both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to display that women in power are dangerous and corrupt. Due to Lady Macbeth’s coercion into the murder of Duncan, she allows and essentially encourages Macbeth to ravage all of Scotland. Lady Macbeth descends into insanity caused by lack of sleep and guilt.
He speculates that one of the first results of creating a mate for his monster would be a “race of devils…propagated upon the earth” who would make the “very existence of man…full of terror” (138). Victor fears his female monster more than his male monster because of the former’s potential as a woman to sire children of her own, which would prove fatal for humanity. Because of his previous experience birthing death (the “trauma of afterbirth” as expressed by Moers), the notion of
The monster declares that he desires “creatures…cheering my gloom”; however, no “Eve soothed my sorrows” (118, Shelley). Because of this abandonment, the monster “cursed [Frankenstein]” (118, Shelley). No mother or Eve is present to nurture the monster. Therefore, he faults his creator for his isolation and plans to seek vengeance against Frankenstein, sending a message to the reader concerning the violent repercussions from an absence of nurture. Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley).