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What is liminality That is the question that needs lots of pondering head scratching and uses the muscles in the brain that had never been used before After hours of research it is clear that the definition of liminality is a transitional state in a persons life Liminality can be found while being in the process of being engaged adopted baptised and many more events when a person leaves one stage of their life and enters another phase When reading Bram stokers Dracula elements of liminality are apparent through the character Lucy Westenra by being engaged to Arthur Holmwood her episodes of sleepwalking and last but not least her transformation into a vampire Firstly in the beginning of the novel Dracula readers learn that Lucy Westenra a childhood friend to Mina Murray receives manifolds of engagement proposals from an array of suitors After rejecting proposals from Dr John Seward the owner of a lunatic asylum and Quincy P Morris an American from Texas Stoker 65 Lucy eventually gladly accepts the offer from Arthur Holmwood a man that makes Lucy blush by simply thinking of him Being engaged to Mr Holmhood is a big transition for Lucy who wishes to marry three men or as many as she want Stoker 67 Now she must commit to one man and try to make him jubilant This stage in her life is a transitional stage where she is neither in the married nor single state Turner 93 Just like a teenager that has surpassed the pre-teen stage but has yet to become an adult Lucy is caught in between 2 chapters in her life Being engaged means that Lucy does not have the freedom she did when she was single when she could flirt with any man she desires She also does not have the responsibilities of a married woman who cleans the house and cooks for the husband and his arrival from work In
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