Sexual allegory is combined with victorian culture and violent monsters, a dichotomy of human instincts. Stoker also captures the constant battle between traditionalists and supporters of modernity. Stoker wraps up this thought experiment in the trappings of a horror novel in order to best show off the monsters he designed. With its ability to have inspired countless vampire progeny across literature and film, Dracula is a work that combines fantasy elements with relatable thematic struggles in a way that will allow it to live
Hanker describes Dracula as strong, “saying he moved impulsively forward, and holding out his hand grasped mine with a strength which made me wince.” (Stoker ) So not only is Dracula strong, he made Hanker wince. In that same meeting, he felt the ice coldness of his hand. He also grabs up Hankers luggage instead of calling a servant. Even though he didn’t have servants, I found myself wondering if Dracula was a woman, would he still rush to get Jonathans’ luggage? In my opinion, yes.
This position of power ultimately allows Dracula to plot monstrous schemes revolving Jonathan Harker, however, Harkers living testimony reveals Dracula 's true nature as a bloodthirsty vampire. Interestingly even after Mina is helping track Dracula, the men limit Mina regarding the situation due to her being a women. This example of how the men treat Mina is crucial because the men have a higher societal power they pre-determinately judge Mina 's role. Stoker uses Dracula along with Jonathan 's relationship with Mina to introduce the concept on how easily someone is controlled due to the social hierarchy. This proves the world is unjust although modern times have started to change societies monstrous prejudices that result in dehumanization.
I am beloved of beauteous Hermia" (1.1.99-104). Lysander compares himself to Demetrius, saying that he is equal to him in every way. Lysander then points out that he has something Demetrius will never have, Hermia 's love. He makes it clear that the couple will do anything to be together. After Egeus denounces his daughter 's chosen love, Hermia and Lysander,
Twilight novel shows more differences than similarities from the old vampire literature. In Twilight, the main characters are good vampires. They have several human qualities and a conscience that sets them apart from the traditional vampires than were more supernatural beings than humans and with no conscience. Meyer has created vampire characters that make the main vampires more like humans by passing on human characteristics into their life of vampires. Consequently, there is a thin line between the world of the vampires and the real world.
The Story of Lanval and the Theme of Love Love is a powerful theme in many stories and shows what one will do for love. It is and emotion that is quite strong, and many will stop at nothing to seek love. Love knows no boundaries and it does not matter if you are rich, poor, old, or young, it will find a way to come into different people’s lives. One of the stories we read was “Milun” by Marie De France and shows countless examples of how powerful love actually is. I chose to write about another story that Marie De France wrote which is “Lanval”, and this too has similar powerful examples of love.
The free will of each character is influenced by another with the central themes of love, honor, and the importance of promises. The three main characters of “The Franklin’s Tale” are, Dorigen, Arveragus and Aurelius. The first actions of free will began with Arveragus, a courageous knight, who desired a wife. He found and married a young maiden, Dorigen. The marriage is based vow, with the principle that the couple will always respect one another, each of them will hold equal power in the marriage.
Modern day vampires symbolizes romance because in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, he is described as seductive and tempting. Dracula only wanted one thing and one thing only, that being food! Vampires also symbolize blood. Blood is what most people think of when they hear the word “vampire”. “Blood stands for life”, according to Robert L. Johnson (www.jungian.info).
Their love is confirmed when Equality states, “Our son will be raised as a man” (Rand 100). He willingly wants to create a family with the one he puts above everyone else. Equality finds the truth of family love, friendship love, and romance love. As he escapes the only living style he knows to live, he discovers a whole other style of life. He gives freedom to any kind of love there is to feel.
Hermia’s father, Egeus, being one of the major reasons. According to law, Egeus has complete power over her so what he wants for her is what she receives. Hermia is then expected to respect and obey him. Egeus demonstrates an over-protective parental love that in this scenario demands her another man besides Lysander. Lysander’s Eros love and determination for Hermia ultimately brings the two together which supports true love as being very strong.