Aura of Lust
Let your senses
reel with one of our most erotic classics...
Originally written as a love
story, this "horror" took on a life of its own, giving
the myth of the vampire more substance than it had ever experienced.
Combining the allure of mythology,
with the lust that only hid in the Victorian era, Stoker hit the
proverbial nail on the head, spurring male readers to continue because
of the fight scenes and pure sex...and the ladies the lustful encounters
with the magnetic pull of Dracula. Fantasies for the reader
Within the first four chapters,
Jonathan comes upon three sex-dripping beautiful vampires who seduce
him, complete with the response from him that sends him into guilt
regarding his disloyalty to Mina.
Within the next few chapters, Lucy
is raped by a beast-Dracula in the garden (invoking all manner of
relatively common fantasy for us), complete with whorish imagery and
open legs when Mina finds her. Lucy acts the slut, gasping as the
beast fills her on that hard garden bench. Mina gets a right
eyeful, herself strangely moved by the scene. The whole fantasy is
peppered with adult images and leg-weakening scenes.
Between chapters nine and twelve,
we encounter a particularly vivid scene full of sexual imagery, of a
vampire attack. The medical double entendres could not have
escaped the Victorian mind, itself full of hidden and fractured erotica,
plunging to disturbing depths.
With the doctor's descriptions
including things like talking of his blood "entering the women he
loves" (transfusion) we see unplayed lust of deception when he
decides not to tell her fiancée.
"Next Morris provides
blood for Lucy, again without telling Arthur. Now all the men who have
proclaimed their love for Lucy have symbolically consummated that
guidance on love, money
family, relationships & decisions
Lucy becomes a spectacularly
voluptuous and sexy creature, drawing Mina to her from past playful
moments. Women "companions were
extremely common in the era and it's quite likely that Stoker meant to
insinuate that Lucy and Mina were lovers, with a mutual affection and
satisfying the lust they could not express otherwise.
In the story, Quincy and Arthur
see Lucy's slutiness as the proof of her now-evil nature. It
doesn't seem to matter to them that she is quenching her hunger on a
child. (see, we told you that if you looked deeply enough, you
could always find the edge...)
One theory of the death scene with
Lucy, is the ultimate "fuck" if you will, as her fiancée
Arthur, pounds a large stake into her body, watching then as it seems to
climax, spurting blood from her mouth, and finally stills, becoming the
Lucy he recognizes.
Stoker pushes the edginess with
Dracula "taking" Mina while Jonathon slept on the same bed.
The imagery is unmistakable and this scene could very well produce a
response if you let yourself sink into the description...
Irish writer, best known for his vampire
Bram Stoker was born near Dublin on November 8, 1847, the third of seven
children. An unidentified illness kept him virtually bedridden until age
seven. Although he remained shy and bookish, in his adolescence Bram
Stoker was anything but sickly. Perhaps to make amends for his earlier
frailty, he was by this time developing into a fine athlete. At Trinity
College, Dublin, he would conquer his shyness and be named University
Young Bram had always dreamed of becoming a writer, but his father had
safer plans. Yielding to the father's wishes, Bram followed him into a
career as a civil servant in Dublin Castle. While climbing the civil
service ladder, he wrote a dry tome entitled Duties of Clerks of
Petty Sessions in Ireland. This book of rules, however, would not be
published until 1879, by which time Stoker would be married, living in
another country, and immersed in a new career.
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