Fear and Desire "Dracula" Book Review by Top Papers

Fear and Desire "Dracula"
A look at representations of fear and desire in Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
# 139941 | 1,750 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (English)


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This paper analyzes the central role of fear and desire in Bram Stoker's 19th century novel "Dracula." According to the paper, Stoker was examining the fear of sexual desire that was so pervasive in Victorian England. The paper concludes by stating that Stoker was intent upon demonstrating through the theme, plot, characterization, and ultimate outcome of the novel that sexual desire, especially in women, was inherently dangerous, destructive, and had to be repressed for the good of society.

From the Paper:

"Analyzing the central role of fear and desire in Bram Stoker's 19th century novel Dracula indicates that Stoker was examining the fear of sexual desire that was so pervasive in Victorian England. He was intent upon demonstrating through the theme, plot, characterization, and ultimate outcome of the novel that sexual desire, especially in women, was inherently dangerous, destructive, and had to be repressed for the good of society."

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