" Dracula" and Victorian Morality Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

" Dracula" and Victorian Morality
Analyzes the novel "Dracula" from the perspective of the Victorian culture and morality that dominated 19th century London.
# 33681 | 1,400 words | 6 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 06, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This essay analyzes Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula" in the contexts of Victorian cultural and the social morality that dominated 19th century London. Stoker's novel is both a criticism of the effects of sexual repression, as well as an eroticized account of the necessity of moral virtue. Stoker portrays contradictory characters that are manifestations of perverse sexuality (homosexual, bisexual, promiscuous women) and contrasts these with morally virtuous persons who must confront the realms of seduction without succumbing. This essay explores how these encounters portray the loss of innocence in Victorian society, and also validate the moral superiority of purity.

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