If Dracula succeeds in turning the ladies into vampires, this will fully release their sexuality and its expressions. This is shown as an evil in the novel perhaps because a woman that embraces her sexuality has obtained power. In Dracula, female vampires represent women’s sexuality and vampirism; merely masks man’s forbidden fantasies. Though Dracula makes up the horror aspect of the novel the true “terror” lies in the awakening of
This reversal of gender stereotypes and gothic conventions is used often in Carter’s work. In the Bloody chamber, it seems that although she has adapted gothic conventions into a modern way, presenting females as the more powerful characters than men, she also retains some of these typical roles in some of her stories. The lady of the house of love would be an immediate example of how Carter creates a role reversal that differs from the typically valued places in gender. Carter creates the role of the ‘Femme Fatal’, with this dangerous woman that lives in the castle. This representation of the woman as powerful differs from the original expectation in a gothic novel, as the woman would usually be portrayed as weak, and in need of saving.
Feminist Approach in Dracula by Bram Stoker In the novel of Bram Stoker women are sometimes portrayed to be pitiful creatures where they need the male protection and care. On the other hand we also see rise the other “New Woman”, contaminated by Dracula where women are created into more sexual and stronger women. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is symbolic of Victorian sex roles and repression, where he shows us two different sides of women and how much threat could they have on a very rational society. Dracula sees women in a lower hierarchy position and also in power where he uses “Lucy and Mina” as a way to try to defeat the group. Practically, the two major female characters, Lucy and Mina, are the ones who are been contaminated and then transformed into vampires: “Lucy Westenra, but yet how changed.
This could be explained by Lady Macbeth’s ambition and the fact that Brutus was in state of chaos when his wife killed herself. These two characters also differ in their motives for the murder. Brutus kill Caesar with other conspirators because he was manipulated by Cassius that killing Caesar will benefit Rome, while Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth to kill Duncan in order to gain power for herself. Additionally, both Brutus and Lady Macbeth are faced with guilt by the end of the play, which is portrayed in Brutus’s vision of Caesar’s ghost and Lady
On his way back he meets three witches who tell him his future “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be what thou art promised”. In the play the speaker who has the strong feelings is Lady Macbeth. The main theme in the laboratory is revenge as the speaker is willing to do anything to have her revenge, she woman seems to be a cold blooded murderer as she is not thinking about changing her mind. However the main theme in Macbeth is to do anything to achieve your ambition, even to go as far as to kill some one. The speaker in the laboratory uses an impatient and curious tone as she want
How does Carter portray virginity in her stories? Your analysis should include the Soldier, (Lady of the House of Love) the Marquise, (The Bloody Chamber) and the child (The Snow Child). Virginity is a typical gothic trope which Carter uses throughout her texts. It is normally associated with feminine characters in gothic literature since it represents vulnerability and youth. And Carter uses this stereotype in her texts to show the depths of patriarchal society to which young women are used as objects for bargaining, as evidenced in ‘The Tiger’s Bride’.
The problem of greed and lust is explored by Arthur Miller particularly in the protagonist- Abigail Williams and the characters of Thomas Putnam. During the play, we are told that John Proctor had an affair with Abigail William’s, which gave her the delusion he was in love with her. This delusion causes Abigail to dance in the forest naked and drink a blood charm to kill Elizabeth. This, along with “laughing at prayer..”, “Corrupt dreams” and “standing in an open doorway without a stich on my body” are considered by the people of Salem as signs of the devil. Also, the corrupt dreams of murdering Goody Proctor are due to her lust for John and the jealousy and need for vengeance she has for Elizabeth for dismissing her.
The points that will be argued are, that Lady Macbeth played a large role in the murder of King Duncan, The three witches planted the idea in Macbeth’s head, and that the murder of King Duncan was all Macbeths doing. In many ways, Lady Macbeth drives Macbeth to the murder and acts as more of a physical spur, as opposed to the witches who use a mental approach. She bullies him, uses emotional blackmail and knows he is morally sensitive so he must be pushed. She mocks his bravery and knows he is a warrior and will be insulted. When Macbeth is thinking about not going ahead with the plan she says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; and, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man”.
Although, Macbeth takes the dagger and kills King Duncan, Lady Macbeth was the one who planned to kill him that night and frame his guards. I believe that Lady Macbeth played a huge part in the murder of King Duncan. Macbeth was ambitious about becoming King, yet, at moments he felt uneasy about the idea of murdering Duncan. Lady Macbeth convinced him otherwise challenging his manhood and planning the murder to the finer details. Lady Macbeth went to great measures to make sure Duncan was killed; she even called upon the evil spirits to aid her.
Macbeth now kills without thinking or lifting a hair on his arm. This is clear in Act 4 scene 2 when Macbeth sends for the murder of Lady Macduff and her son. This marks the moment of Macbeth’s utter madness, he no longer is killing for political gain or to get rid of an enemy, but simply out of the desire to do harm and evil. However, Lady Macbeth’s guilt drives her to utter madness in a different direction. She now sleepwalks and always has a delusional belief that she has blood on her hands.