Women In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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The stories that are told about the shadow of Nosferatu a German name for Dracula were often gory and dark, but Bram Stokers Dracula brings a new dark and sensual look at the Victorian society. Showing the role of how women are treated and made almost into Stepford wives if possible. The novel Dracula by Bram Stoker shows the vast societal restrictions women can be put in. Sensual content any writer can put in their books, there by hiding it in very discreet ways to an unsuspecting reading crowd, Bram Stoker shows Victorian elements through the character diaries. Nevertheless, from the eyes of the distressed Mina, she exclaimed “The room was dark, so I could not see Lucy’s bed; I stole across and felt for her” (Stoker 97) described by Mina Murray, pointing to there views at women at that time, to what Lucy was even doing at that time of the day. Mina thinks to look downstairs because the logical thing would be Lucy became parched and just wanted a glass of water for Lucy to be anywhere else would be mad. A woman of her time was supposed to sleep through the night …show more content…

Seeing how woman of this time were out for change in their long oppression of being treated like incapable children. “Lucy is a traditional, upper class, Victorian young woman and is consciously unconcerned with feminist reform, where as Mina is aware of, and has strong affinities with the, new woman, but desires only recognition within a freely chosen marriage rather than radical sexual and social independence” (Weissman). Though Mina has these thoughts and is very against the corner that woman are shoved in. There is not much that she can because of her sexuality and therefore she strives for one thing that she has left and can somewhat control and that is her marriage. A swift marriage is held only because of the inconvenience of their situation. This takes every action she could’ve taken out of her

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