Summary Of ' Dracula ' By Bram Stoker

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Don’t Deny Yourself Andy Feng Dracula by Bram Stoker is a horror story about a hero’s quest to rid the world of vampires from the Victorian era. Readers are horrified by his graphic descriptions and horrifying struggles. However, Dracula is much more than just a vampire fantasy; in this novel, Bram Stoker explores the unconscious sexual desires repressed during the Victorian era and the controversy surrounding sexuality. Jonathan is exposed to his unconscious sexual feelings during his meeting with the three vampire women. Upon the three vampire women’s entrance, Jonathan is immediately entranced and develops a longing for them. Jonathan notices that “All three had brilliant white teeth, that shone like pearls against the ruby of their…show more content…
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, till I could see in the moonlight the moisture shining on the scarlet lips and on the red tongue as it lapped the white sharp teeth. I closed my eyes in languorous ecstasy and waited, waited with beating heart.”(25). Jonathan makes an ultimate attempt to remain chaste himself, yet his unconscious desires are so great he is able to penetrate through his defense, in this case his eyelashes. By using the word “afraid” he shows that he is no longer in control. Also, by comparing the vampire women to animals, Jonathan is alluding that the women and his desires for them are raw, wild, and uncensored. “Ecstasy” demonstrates Jonathan’s inability to control himself, almost as if he is dreaming. He waits in hope that the women will have sex with him. Jonathan is completely dominated by his previously unconscious desires for sex, and simply anticipates the three vampire women’s next move. Jonathan’s desire for sex is finally realized as he meets he three sexual vampire women. Mina’s unconscious sexual wishes are expressed in her interactions with Dracula through an exchange of blood, which is a symbolic representation for sexual intercourse and semen. When Dracula forcibly
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