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The Victorian period is seen by a multitude of historians as an era of innocence and naivet due to the populations manner of speech dress and demureart Cutting-edge breakthroughs in science modes of travel and the dawn of womens rights thrilledfew and alarmed many Society was apprehensive at any hint of change and anxious about how the future will be impactedIn his novel Dracula Bram Stoker embodies some specific British qualms in the Victorian age by accentuating the dynamic roles of women the rampant destruction of the immaculate English bloodlines and new evolutionary ideas that shook the very foundation of the populations faith and belief in GodInDracula Bram Stoker services Mina and Lucy as his tools in Dracula to make a point of the flourishing roles of women in the Victorian age and how he believed these New Womenjeopardized society at the core In the Victorian society women were ideally seen as virtuous symbols and belonging in a domestic setting Any woman not of chaste repute were classified as unbecoming trash and highly scorned by the population Although seemingly nonexistent sexuality thrived in the bottomless depths of mens minds kept screened from the prying eyes of society By incorporating the metamorphosis of quintessential Victorian women such as Lucy and Mina into seductive and vivacious vampires Stoker deviates beyond appropriate and fulfills every orthodox mans fantasy Whereas Lucy and Mina are both targeted by Draculathey can be seen as drastically different characters Lucy is the model Victorian woman whose thoughts differentiate from receiving THREE proposals in one day and getting married as swiftly as society deems fit to depending on her husband until the end of her life 65 Once Lucy transforms into a creature of the night like Dracula she is unrecognizable by the male characters Although she appearsunchanged her eyes are unclean and full of hell-fire instead of the pure gentle orbs the men knew 235 Where Lucy fails in resisting Dracula Mina utilizes
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