This proves the world is unjust although modern times have started to change societies monstrous prejudices that result in dehumanization. In the first place, it’s easy to say Jonathan is naive for not realizing Dracula is a vampire although in reality because we have read the title we have a decent expectation of what the plot will contain. Bram Stoker made Dracula 's lineage as a nobleman crucial because this allows Dracula to set
This is only indicative of the willingness of the elite to abuse those working under them- especially young naive women. This power imbalance is also captured in Dracula through the character Mina. Mina Harker serves as the love interest of Jonathan Harker, but is a strangely sexless character when compared to other women in the novel. This attribute give Mina a more innocent disposition, which makes
Throughout the novel, Stoker keeps Count Dracula in the shadows, both literally and figuratively. This essay will describe these appearances and analyze Stoker’s use of them to determine what effect they might have on the impression of the character and the novel overall. It will be claimed that by keeping his title character hidden for much of the novel, Stoker’s Dracula is made much more frightening to the reader. Human beings tend to fear the unknown, and by leaving Dracula to the imagination,
Readers see throughout the play that with the influence of the witches prophecies Macbeth’s blind ambition leads him down a path of destruction. Following with the idea of a tragic hero though, Macbeth 's biggest flaw is his ambition as well as (((impressionability))). He is so impressionable by the prophecies the three witches provide him with as well as Lady Macbeth 's persuasive words. His ambition blinds him from seeing that the prophecies of becoming king, and not being killed by a man born of woman are leading him to his own death! The Witches also told Macbeth to be bold and brave which lead him to be a little too (((Insert word))) so he does little to protect himself and the castle.
This light and dark aspect that Lucy portrays as a natural and a supernatural shows the duality of a woman. Society can be seen as giving a woman a template of how they must act, taking away a lot of their freedoms. Dracula can be seen as “society”, or the outside force causing Lucy to become this way. Lucy is not really given a choice since she doesn’t have any parental figures in her life. She is altered by Dracula and her husband Arthur, two men, which can be mimicking the influence or control men have over women during this time
Another noteworthy example of the way Stoker’s lascivious thematic begins outside the immediate circle of ‘good’ characters and then worms its way within is Mina Harker’s decent into vampirism. After Dracula manages to get into Mina’s bedchamber her forces himself upon her, drinking of her blood and forcing her to drink of his. “I was bewildered and strangely enough, I did not want to hinder him” (305), Mina declares as she realizes that even while she had tried to fight against the Count’s urgings she found it difficult not to yield to his demands. This is an intense moment where a pure hearted, if not pious, character is defiled and forced to recognize their own very human, and lustful desires. It is the basis of these humanizing desires
Mina is trying to contend while being comforted by her dear friend, that sympathy cannot change what is happening however, it can lighten up one’s mood about a situation. Page 141 “No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves.” Annotation #4 This quote is important since it shows the readers that Dr. Seward, even though was rejected by Lucy, truly did love her since he gave so much of his blood to her. This quote signifies that Dr. Seward did not understand how such pain of a blood transfusion is eased when it is given to the woman he loves. Dr. Seward felt that he was wholeheartedly giving apart of his life to Lucy, which was for him probably the most deep-rooted connection he has ever had with someone.
The author writes so many suspenseful and thrilling parts, it makes you ponder, “ What will happen?”. From the evidence of the text, I have came to the conclusion that I predict that Elizabeth might die, Frankenstein’s health will continue to decline, and Frankenstein’s monster will go on a mission to kill beloved characters. In the introduction to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the audience learns that the author’s intentions for her story are to give the readers quite a scare. Mary Shelley was challenged to writing a ghost story and describes her story as, “ one which would speak to the mysterious faces of our nature and awaken thrilling horrors”. From this I predict that Frankenstein’s monster will kill because the author says she wants to create thrill.
Suspicion can be fascinating but haunting. Since Victorian times, the suspicious death case of Sir Charles Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskerville has intrigued/compelled vast amounts of readers. However, recent audiences are more compelled to stories with a modern twist of horror and gruesomeness. Because of less main characters, a fast-paced plot, and the differing point of view of Atwood’s The Hound of the Baskervilles film adaptation, the film has a frightening, intriguing mood with a new perspective compared to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original novel. The novel’s point of view is Watson’s perspective, whereas the film adaptation is told in third person, making the events less involved with Watson.
During this era men took pride in controlling women, this pride was shown through Petruchio and the other husbands. Without their wives knowing they made a bet of whose wife would win the challenge with money on the line, but Kate is the only one who shows up. Upon Kate coming Petruchio boasts, “...I will win my wager better yet and show more sign of her obedience, her new-built virtue and obedience.” (5.2.116-118) “Show more sign of her obedience,” makes is appear that Petruchio is showcasing Kate as the most obedient among all the wives. Some may disagree and claim that Kate’s actions are an act of loyalty and that she isn’t just being obedient but trusts Petruchio’s intentions since she didn’t question his request. However, instead of trust, it is fear that is fueling her obedience since she doesn’t want to be starved again