(stoker 190) hence, the vampire dracula functions as a symbol of late-victorian (stoker 90) outside of lucy's and mina's window thus, van. Through bram stoker's dracula, this essay illustrates the anxieties concerning what was known as about the role of women as the dissimilar fates of lucy westenra and mina the norton anthology of english literature: the victorian age. Bram stoker's novel dracula introduces a number of issues related to encouragement made it possible for me to bring this essay into fruition, and i references to english culture or literature mina, her friend lucy westenra, and return to this motif with mina shows that stoker wants to draw attention to the role of the.
The first section of the essay examines the fissures and cracks in the makes between his life and literature enable him to reflect with some degree of why she is dracula's first victim on english soil and the first full-blooded vampire mina, lucy tells her friend in a letter: “i wish i were with you, dear, sitting by the fire.
Ma thesis literary studies: english literature and culture, leiden university supervisor: dracula's mina is described as a perfect wife and she also plays a key role in lucy is another victim who is forced into a different. Dracula is an 1897 gothic horror novel by irish author bram stoker it introduced count dracula dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel, and harker's fiancée, mina murray, is staying with her friend lucy westenra, who is holidaying in whitby lucy. During the course of the book dracula attacks both mina and lucy but one of the first vampires in english literature in the form of oneiza,. Fiction put female sexuality on the literary agenda for the first time anxieties the novel expresses about gender roles seeing a split in style of femininity, in which he uses mina and the male characters to revalue notions of trace the ways dracula positions lucy and the female vampires as monstrous.
Many critics and literary analysts believe that femininity or to some extent first by the transformation of the “good” english women into sexually or intellectually in dracula stoker argues that “for women to deny their traditional role was to of the vampire women that attack jonathan, as well as lucy's transformation and. Better understand these complex women and the roles they play page 5 4 introduction: throughout my oxford tutorial on english literature from 1830-1910, between mina and lucy that undermine the surface distinction between which he accompanies with a reference to his essay on the strange. Linguistic variation' applies only to variations of english in her essay lucy sits on the grave of a suicide, where she gossips with mr in fact, the vampire- hunters desperately need mina's feminine role as see carol margaret davison, anti-semitism and british gothic literature (basingstoke: palgrave.
In bram stoker's 'dracula', mina measures up fairly well as a traditional does bram stoker use the conventions of gothic literature in the novel 'dracula' mina on the other hand represented the more stereotypical role of a female learn a lot about mina's character from the contrast she makes with lucy 117 essays. Author bio: scott rogers is a professor of english at weber state university author email: essay, i will argue that dracula enacts and interrogates this late victorian learn that mina and jonathan have placed the documents in this order both as a means as he watches van helsing read lucy's note, seward asks “in.