Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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In the 19th century, this basis of scary and thriller books started to emerge. This essay will be about who Dracula enticed women, how his detainer was unsettling and demonic. How the era in which the novel was written plays a part in the ideas of Dracula and how behaves; with such things as women, food, and Harker. The Victorian era definitely influenced the writing of the time through reflections of exploitation of women and a certain darkness in ones self, also explains of mystery and suspense. Abraham (Bram) Stoker was born in Dublin in 1847, the third of seven children. As a child he was sickly and bedridden. To entertain him, his mother would tell him horror stories. He overcame his illness and, by the time he entered Trinity…show more content…
The reader can tell when Harker has let his control slip out of his own grasp, when he says things such as “I shall fear to doubt what he may say” (Stoker, 49). He is scared at The Count’s castle because he does not know him well, only knows of him and also because he does not know what he is capable of. A vigorous scene that Harker encountered as he awoke: “As my eyes opened involuntarily I saw his strong hand gasp the slender neck of the fair women… blue eyes transformed with fury, the white teeth champing with rage”(Stoker, 51). For a person who keeps to him self, Count has vaulted hidden strength. Once he had witness this it changed his complete perspective on The Count.
Dracula’s enticement in woman had met them with a deathly cost, which appears in this quote: “You are but mortal woman. Time is now to be dreaded-since once he put that mark upon your throat"(Stoker, 347). Women are a quite big topic in Dracula and have many acts between them and vampires. There are also many references to women’s true purity when Dracula says “unequalled sweetness and purity” (Stoker 224). This reference to a woman’s true pureness is destroyed. Then is restored once the vampires had leaved the woman alone. True women in this kind of society are expected to be sexually and physically pure. “With a
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