Dracula, By Bram Stoker

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Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, not only creates the early depiction of vampire stories; but writes more to contradict the age old beliefs of women and their role in society. Dracula is more that just a vampire story. There is a deeper level to this. A level in which it can incite change in the way one percieves women. There is a noition that all women were to be the same but Dracula refutes that. Vampire sexuality, as represented in Bram Stoker 's Dracula, reveals itself as both a phenomenon that is terrifyingly to the average and as a distorted mirror image of human behavior and ideals. On one hand, the vampire inspires a bigoted response because his needs violate the normal limits of matrimony. He is physiologically dependent on women who are foreign to him. With that being said, the novel undermines the simple idea of the foreign, by suggesting that the most unique aspects of a vampire 's sex life are strangely familiar because they parody or literalize human sexuality. This argument wrap around the idea that there is a culture shift in Victorian women which becomes to be defined as the “New Women” of this society. Most can point to the evolution through Stoker’s female characters. The change in women and their exploration of sexuality also accompanied by the rebellion agsisnt the Victorian beliefs expresses extreme desire for the breakout of gender roles. Bram Stoker’s Dracula will exhibit powerful female charaterisitics and sexuality that challenges the Vicotiran

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