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.
Willow is only a vampire in two different episodes (“The Wish” and “Dӧppelgangland”), yet the transformation that she undertakes is startling. Drusilla was once a nun, but once turned, all of that religious devotion disappears. This essay will discuss how female vampires, specifically
Feminist Reading: Dracula between Beauvoir’s and Roth’s Ideas In her article, “Suddenly Sexual Women in Bram Stoker’s Dracula” Phyllis Roth argues that Dracula is a misogynistic novel which is obvious in the system of power in which men are dominant and active figures whereas women are just followers and obedient to their system. She draws on Simon de Beauvoir’s idea that “ambivalence as an intrinsic quality of Eternal Feminine”, in order to show that women are victims to men powers. In her chapter, “Myth and Reality”, Beauvoir discusses the way that anybody in the society, specially men, doesn’t do their job in taking a step towards the oppressed women, but to act just like what the system of myth impose them to act. She shows that being immanent is what the society
Similarly, “My last duchess “ incorporates the same selfless commitment explored in “Cousin Kate”. The duke, the narrator of the poem is identified as a monster since he murdered his wife because of her immature persona. The duchess’ “ looks went everywhere” and the duke also mentioning that other men could draw her to “blush”. We learn within the poem that the duke was a famous man, and because he married a tart, he wouldn't allow “his gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name” to become badly reputed. This indicates that the duke was committed to his family name and wouldn’t let careless women destroy his
These vampires encompass one of the major sub-themes of the Novel - sex. This topic was considered rude to discuss in public and could only be propagated through the medium of writing. These vampires are portrayed as “air, as fair as can be, with great masses of golden hair and eyes like pale sapphires. (!!! )” The simile used here helps us picture an extremely beautiful girl with deep blue eyes and golden blond hair.
In Beloved by Toni Morrison and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, abuses of power are used to both challenge and uphold gender roles in a destructive way. The ghost of Beloved in Beloved uses her supernatural abilities to sexually exploit and emasculate Paul D. In The Handmaid’s Tale, the Commander abuses his societal standing to simultaneously take away power from and give power to Offred. The characters in each novel abuse their power to regain their own dignity and sense of self, both believing their actions are helpful rather than degrading. Morrison and Atwood create hierarchical abuses of power to expose the weight of gender roles in times of conflict and to reveal how society shapes identity and identity shapes actions, which therefore upholds unfair and unbalanced power structures. Morrison’s use of Beloved’s relationship with Paul D. in Beloved reveals a small portion of how racism and slavery can create so much pain that gender roles are challenged in a harmful way, creating a loss of identity.
The strongest trees are rooted in the darkest places of earth, ambition will be his cloak, her shield is her power, and causing corruption will make them smile. In the opening act of Shakespeare's Macbeth, Macbeth is a heroic and brave soldier who has just came back from war, although towards the end Macbeth’s ambition is soon revealed as a tragic flaw. Equivalent, to Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is a unmerciful and manipulative woman who seems to be the most powerful character in this play. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth put together could not compete with the three witches who cause all corruption and give out half truth prophecies. After analyzing the main characters in Shakespeare's Macbeth the fatal flaw that lies within Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and the Three Witches is ambition, power, and corruption.
Throughout the course of the film, she is thrown into supernatural world filled with “good” vampires, “bad” vampires, and the occasional werewolf. Stephenie Meyer, the series ' author, has been criticized for her portrayal of a weak, helpless female lead who falls madly in love with a man who wants to kill her. I keep coming back to her age. Right now
frustration. Dracula’s attitude towards Mina, and Mina’s interest in Jonathan Harker, shows the male vampire’s direct attempts at getting what is desired. However, Dracula is capable of seduction rapidly when it comes to Lucy Westenra. Lucy is highly naïve when it comes to men, taking on a variety of suitors. She is very flirtatious and loves male attention.
Stella and Stanley’s relationship is full of passion and blanches’ and Mitch’s is just about security and having someone so they don’t feel lonely. Blanche and Stella certainly have different taste in guys and look for different qualities in their partners. For example, when Stella was telling blanche about their wedding night and how Stanley became violent and starting hitting light bulbs blanche was confused as to why Stella would let that happen. Stella responses by saying she was sort of thrilled by it. It is obvious that Stella likes the more aggressive masculinity type and Blanche likes the sensitive