Oral Dracula from a Reader and Femminist Perspective

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Bram Stokers "Dracula" an oral presentation Good Morning/Afternoon Today I will review Bram stokers' 1897 novel Dracula, the approaches I will be using to reviewing the novel include the world centred approach, and the reader response approach exploring the themes of reader positioning and the authors intented reading and reader, then focusing on the world centred approach of the feministtheory. reader centred -attention on the reader -different readers from different social, cultural, religious backgrounds etc , will being and interpret different meaning to text, refletc ing from there own backgrounds and life experiences -perception of real life and the way the text presents personal or human life experiences world centred…show more content…
Christian believe that Consuming the body and blood of Christ will give them ever lasting life, as Dracula consumers the blood of the living to give himself everlasting life, The word or Name of Dracula also meaning "devil", So it soon Becomes apparent that the portrayel of religion positioned the reader to a intended reading from that perspetc ive. There are many other theme that are evident within Stokers" Dracula.. which brings us to the second part of the review focusing on the world centred theory including a in depth look at the novel from a feminist approach in literature. After religion the universal themes that are evident in the novel are that of good against evil, love and the topic which I wish to discuss female roles. In Bram Stokers novel Dracula, women are portrayed as either weak and easily seduced by the vampires powers or evil seductress and sexual beings..... when Jonathan is left by the count, I his castle to die he finds himself confronted with 3 vimpyress, one of the women is described by Jonathan in this encounter "The girl went on her knees, and bent over me, simply gloating. There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck she actually licked her lips like an animal..........." Jonathan describes her as been voluptuous, a word that can be used or interpreted as something which he desired. Mina

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