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The way people get their living determines their social outlookThis quote by Karl Marx states that the society is basically the struggle between social classes Bram Stokers Dracula is a horror story which occurred sometimes in the late nineteenth century This novel is going to be looked at in a Marxist perspective Dracula consists mostly of upper and middle classes and some representations of Anti-Christian values These are being portrayed throughout the novel Some examples from the novel is that Dracula is a form of capital which sucks the life out of proletariats such as the protagonist though Jonathan isnt bourgeoisie he doesnt mingle with those of lower class The females of this novel are also of middleupper class vainly spending their days enjoying the lifestyle that comes with being upper class women Dracula is a form of capital which sucks the life out of the proletariats such as the protagonist The count acquires gold money and materialistic items which are considered capital however he also obtains blood and human life and the act of Dracula sucking blood and stealing mortals lives is a representation of gaining more capital Jones comments 1 a social or political tyrant who sucks the life from the people Jones 151 The literal meaning of Dracula name gives reason to his character that he sucks the life energy ambition etc from people for selfish reasons The bourgeoisie needs money and power to preserve their position of power within society as Dracula needs human blood to secure his being I have been so long master that I would be master still or at least that none other should be master of me Stoker 30 Dracula is the master and he doesnt want anyone else to be his master Therefore it is proved
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