Download Doc È Dracula by Bram Stoker ¹ 300 pages ´ Randarenewables

Epub Dracula by Bram Stoker

Download Doc È Dracula by Bram Stoker ¹ 300 pages ´ Randarenewables Þ Hinn �hef�bundi hr�pa �lfa hringir � gegnum lofti� �egar unga ma�urinn kemur til kastalans �egar hann hittir dracula s�r hann a� ma�urinn er f�lur gaunt og skr�tinn Hann ver�ur frekar �hyggjuHinn hefbundi hrpa lfa hringir gegnum lofti egar unga maurinn kemur til kastalans egar hann hittir dracula sr hann a maurinn er flu this was all i could think about whenever they talked about dracula's dirt boxes lol an actual review?? the first half was waaaay interesting to me than the last half idk if that's weird basically once the plot line with lucy was finished i cared a lot less in the end it definitely was not what i expected but i'm still glad that i read this mostly just so that i can build up my horror cred but anyway

Pdf ñ Dracula by Bram Stoker À Bram Stoker

Ktur af remur kvenkyns vamprum sem hann sleppur varla Hann lrir leyndarml Dracula a hann er vampru og lifir me v a drekka mannbl Dracula is of course one of the most renowned horror stories and the most well known vampire novel Bram Stoker set the ground rules for what a vampire should be and set the benchmark for all other writers of the vampire afterwards Indeed if tyrannical villains are a necessity of Gothic fiction then Count Dracula is the father of all gothic villains in spite of it being one of the last Gothic fiction novels to be written It’s a work of genius that his presence is felt so strongly in the novel with him appearing in the flesh so rarely His face was a strong a very strong auiline with high bridge of the thin nose and peculiarly arched nostrils with lofty domed forehead and hair growing scantily round the temples but profusely elsewhere His eyebrows were very massive almost meeting over the nose and with bushy hair that seemed to curl in its own profusion The mouth so far as I could see it under the heavy moustache was fixed and rather cruel looking with peculiarly sharp white teeth These protruded over the lips whose remarkable ruddiness showed astonishing vitality in a man of his years For the rest his ears were pale and at the tops extremely pointed The chin was broad and strong and the cheeks firm though thin The general effect was one of extraordinary pallor The atmosphere of the novel is unmistakably gothic It is impossible to talk about Dracula without mentioning the Gothic; the two are one and the same The decaying castle in which the book begins is testimony to the eeriness that follows The damsel in distress motif appears uite often in Gothic literature and none so much as Dracula Mina and Lucy are both damsels at some point and even Harker himself can be seen as one at the start when he is rescued by his wife that has a “man’s brain” It’s uite a subversion of the standard gender roles at this point and uite funny really On initial inspection the plot of the book can be summed up in a few short sentences Dracula wishes to create vampires in Victorian London; his attempts are thwarted and he and his kind are exterminated But the novel is so much than that It represents Victorian fears and fancies; it is a comment on women’s position in society and underpins their sexual desires and perhaps fears It suggests a struggle between modernity and science with religion and superstition It harbours the effect of Darwinian thought on man as Dracula himself represent the idea of “survival of the fittest” The undertones of sexuality and disease that occur so freuently symbolise the time in which it was written Each one of these has been a topic for commentaries on Dracula and academic essays Indeed the extrinsic value of this novel is incredibly high Bram Stoker also explores the theme of sanity with many of his characters not just Renfield At some point every character wonders whether their dealings with the Count are born from some mental deficiency rather than a paranormal encountering with the villain This clashes the Victorian realism view with the paranormal events that occur in the novel There are also issues of identity and how this is affected by transgression It can further be seen as an allegory for religious redemption and a comment on colonisation I think I’ve said enough; if I say anything else I will break my “500 words a review” rule As you can probably tell I’m uite passionate about this book it is brilliant; at this point I can honestly say that Dracula is one of my favourite novels of all time I just love it I might even write my dissertation on it and Gothic Literature Dracula rules

Bram Stoker À Dracula by Bram Stoker Book

Dracula by Bram StokR gaunt og skrtinn Hann verur frekar hyggjufullur egar vamprinn lungar hlsi eftir a hann skerpar sig vi rakstur Skmmu sar er hann t I find Victorian horror so interesting because it’s a clear reaction to social norms of the time to the buttoned down and repressed social climate of the time to the “new moral standards” of the church and the new uestions brought up and hidden away by scientific thought But under the fabric of late Victorian society lay wide ranges of change; the increased marriage rate and idea of the domestic sphere for women giving way to the New Woman the upper class vs lower class divide giving way to a new middle class With the growth of the economy came new ideas of English excellence; with the growth of scientific thought scientific racism Literature as is usual struggles to react With a growing counterculture in literature came the reaction to such; at the trial of author Oscar Wilde passages from his only novel were read to prove that he liked men Soon after Bram Stoker formerly his acuaintance began writing Dracula So the result is that this book is SO fucking weird because if you look at the subtext for than a second it’s Bram Stoker’s internalized homophobia playing out but then he accidentally makes every single one of his characters read as deeply bisexual We’ll get into this in a second as I did promise I was going to weave in excerpts from my essay on ueercoding in this novel “my favorite paper you have written for my classes” english teacher who has had me for a year But first I want to promo this book to you✔I absolutely loved the very wide cast of characters Jonathan is such a good man and I’d honestly trust him with my life Mina is absolutely iconic on every way Also this bechdel test passes although just barely as Mina and Lucy talk about men a lot than their very lesbian natures would imply Lucy is a fantastic character as well she’s just trying to live her life and date three men and one woman at the same time and becomes a demon for her struggles She was too iconic for Victorian literature clearly Even side characters like uentin are endearing oh by the way uentin is an actual unironic parody of Americans and I find that hilarious✔And the other thing about this book is that it’s really creepy The atmosphere is absolutely spellbinding the epistolatory narrative perfect to create a sense of tension and foreboding While all of the characters have some amount of common sense we are given information they often are not we see the dark side in otherwise innocuous details Lucy’s section is honestly the most terrifying of the entire book in the best way So let’s talk about ueercoding because that is what I ended up analyzing about this novel I just want to introduce that with this actual uote from Jonathan Harker’s point of view referring to Dracula “How dare you touch him any of you? How dare you cast eyes on him when I had forbidden it? Back I tell you all This man belongs to me Beware how you meddle with him or you’ll have to deal with me” The fair girl with a laugh of ribald couetry turned to answer him —“You yourself never loved you never love” Then the count turned after looking at my face attentively and said in a soft whisper —“Yes I too can love; you yourselves can tell it from the past Well now I promise you that when I am done with him you shall kiss him at your will Now go go I must awaken him for there is work to be done” I actually cannot overstate enough that this book is a very weird reading experience Bram Stoker waffles back and forth between finding Dracula terrifying and finding him fascinating; the characters both fear him and pity him As with a previous influential vampire of the time he represents the fear of reverse colonization and the fear of sexuality at once Indeed it is widely believed that Stoker’s inspiration for this character was a man he knew and cared for deeply I find this alternately sad and interestingBut I don’t think Dracula is meant to represent one man he is a stand in for the fears and fascination Stoker felt over Victorian society over the new status uo over himself ueercoding does not mean a character is gay necessarily or villainized specifically because they are gay it simply means that the character falls into audience stereotypes of ueer people This tends to occur via three major avenues 1 flamboyant or “feminine” bodily presentation in men or “masculine” presentation in women; 2 association with sex often in a lewd or perverted way; and 3 explicit or implied same sex attraction This happens with the character of Dracula a lot in this novel Dracula is thin bodied often associated with sexual imagery and definitely does not have platonic feelings for Jonathan Harker Towards the end of the novel we even receive this lovely line “your girls that you all love are mine already; and through them you and others shall yet be mine – my creature to do my bidding and to be my jackals when I want to feed” 365 In this context Dracula seems to be expressing attraction to women as a means of getting to their men In the time Bram Stoker was writing the audience would have associated gender noncomformity with gayness; thus a character who presented as gender noncomforming would typically be presented as bad Gay bad straight good Yet while Stoker certainly plays with the trope of the ueercoded villain the message of Dracula is not uite so black and white Mina and Lucy each despite often having roles in the domestic spheres end up wielding far power within the books than male characters and Mina especially is often coded as breaking away from gender norms of the time She is presented as the practical member of her relationship with Jonathan and the better planner a role that would typically go towards the male partner She is explicitly described as having a “man’s brain” as a compliment Mina is also fairly easy to read as ueer herself her relationship with Jonathan is strangely sexless she is described as “staring at a very beautiful girl” multiple times and I’m me so I read into that and perhaps most glaringly her relationship with Lucy is easy to read as having romantic undertones; “oceans of love and millions of kisses” Lucy writes to her friend 117I really hesitated to put this in the review because it sounds so weird out of context but there is also a scene where Mina is forced to drink Dracula’s blood The imagery is that of corruption with Mina’s “white nightdress” being “stained with blood” Metaphorically this suggests that Mina above all of his victims carries a ‘piece’ of him — the ‘purest’ character of the novel losing her spiritual purity to the ueercoded villain The audience expectation is surely that she will fight against her inner darkness read ueerness in order to defeat Dracula Yet Mina’s newfound strength is not entirely presented in a negative light; in fact Mina’s new mind reading powers which yeah are very plot device y serve as the means by which Dracula is eventually defeated While Dracula is too far gone to live a happy life perhaps characters like Mina and for that matter Jonathan are notAll this is to say that vampires are gay now and also apparently Katie McGrath played Lucy once and she was and in love with Mina and Mina was Heterosexual and honestly that’s just so completely not valid Mina Harker is sapphic and I do not accept slander NBC I am horrifiedTW villain ueercoding sexual assault and uh everything that comes with vampires existing basicallyBlog | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube