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Note Powerpoint presentation is attached - Sex appeal was at the time of the production of Dracula a very much repressed value It was common in peoples thoughts however was considered unacceptable by the dominant beliefs of the nineteenth century society - Bram Stoker attempts to reverse this rejection through subtle inclusions in his novel particularly through the character of Dracula - Jonathon and Mina Harker are presented as models of chastity Stoker avoids any overt treatment of the sexuality of these characters choosing rather to display these values as repressed and hidden desires only being revealed in the most private form - a diary - Jonathon describes his sexual desire towards Draculas seducing mistresses All three had brilliant white teeth that shone like pearls against the ruby of their voluptuous lips There was something about them that made me uneasy some longing and at the same time some deadly fear I felt in my heart a wicked burning desire that they would kiss me with those red lips It is not good to note this down lest some day it should meet Minas eyes and cause her pain but it is the truth Dracula p 46 - Dracula is represented in Bram Stokers novel Dracula as an irresistible lover who sucks away energy ambition or even life for selfish reasons Ernest Jones On the Nightmare 1931 p 151 - Draculas thirst for blood and the manner in which he satisfies his thirst can be interpreted as sexual desire which fails to observe any of societys attempts to control it - prohibitions against polygamy promiscuity and homosexuality Carol A Senf Dracula The Unseen Face in the Mirror 1979 pp 94 - The bite of Dracula is commonly associated with a kiss and in the nineteenth century a kiss is a bold form of sexual expression Apart from the act of the kiss adding to the sex appeal in the novel the description of
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