Dracula and sexuality and feminity

Apr 22nd, 2015
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Answers --> Consider Bram Stoker’s presentation of male friendship in Dracula. How does male intimacy (or homosociality) impact or shape the quest to destroy Count Dracula— in other words, why is it significant? You also might explore the relationship between male friendship and textual constructions of femininity. Does male intimacy serve to perpetuate certain notions of idealized womanhood? Do these friendships between men influence their relationships and interactions with women? Five Page analysis with references to pages

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. Consider Bram Stoker's presentation of male friendship in Dracula. How does male intimacy (or homosociality) impact or shape the quest to destroy Count Dracula- in other words, why is it significant? You also might explore the relationship between male friendship and textual constructions of femininity. Does male intimacy serve to perpetuate certain notions of idealized womanhood? Do these friendships between men influence their relationships and interactions with women?The growth of male relationships within the novel, Dracula, is to strengthen Bram Stoker's quest to propel the notion of feminine equity within the novel. The connection of males to females within this novel ignites many male bonds. The relationship with women that the male characters have within the novel allows for the men to find a common ground between each other. This common ground is ultimately to destroy Dracula. The passions that the men have for the fallen women fuel their quest to rectify the wrongs that have been done against their beloveds. The male characters within the novel exalt femininity by bonding together to resolve the evil that has been endured by their female friends. The relationship between the men is not confined to merely verbal interactions, but they are often tired through the women. Lucy is a strong focus for many of the males in the novel. After Dracula inflicts her with the terminal illness, it is the goal of many to help cure her. In doing so, Van Helsing, Seward

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