Dracula Outline

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula has severely different views then modern writers in today’s society. 1. Sexuality is the main topic in Dracula. During the Victorian time period, sexuality was a beginning to be a big issue and was discussed amongst the population more freely. a. When Mina sees Lucy in the courtyard, Lucy looks like a virgin and pure, while Dracula looks dark and evil. b. Dr. Seward describes his blood transfusion to Lucy as "life-blood" entering "the woman he loves," and then decides not to tell her fiancée about the event, as if it were an affair. c. "Voluptuous" is the word used to describe the evil thing that Lucy is becoming. Again, we see sexuality as a bad thing, used by vampires as tools of seduction and betrayal. d. Before Van Helsing destroys the three woman vampires, who die in the same sexual way as the vampire Lucy, he replicates upon the danger of being seduced by the women's beauty and never being able to kill them. e. Dracula's attack on Mina is littered with imagery of sex, rape and betrayal. Her husband is unconscious on the very bed on which the act is taking place. f. "The fair girl went on her knees and bent over me, fairly 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... I could feel the soft, shivering touch of the lips on the supersensitive skin of my throat, and the hard dents of two sharp teeth, just touching and pausing there." Chapter 3, pg. 42 2. Even though there are a lot of sexuality and anti-Christ beliefs, there are also forms of friendship involved in this dark novel. a. As an excuse to destroy Jonathan's shorthand letter to Mina, Dracula calls it a gypsy 'outrage upon friendship,' which is the greatest insult he can muster. b. Quincey and Lucy seal their bond when Quincey describes her as a friend, which
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