Sigmund Freud in Dracula

Although the 21st century marks a new age of popularity in progressive ideas and conversations about feminism, sexuality, and racism, history has gone to show that these ideas were not as welcomed as they are today and a lot has happened in order to reach this point in time. Sigmund Freud gave rise to these controversial topics through his published works during the early 19th century; a time period in which these controversial ideas began to rise in popularity, yet were still widely unaccepted by the majority of the population. His works such as The Ego and the Id spoke particularly about how the mind works in order to suppress desire and how it controls them. Bram Stoker’s published ...

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in to their desires, however, in return, they are depicted to be monsters. Stoker’s ending of the novel can be read as a way to promote repression as it sweeps the events of the novel under a rug giving the readers a pure, cookie-cutter happy ending. Bram Stoker’s Dracula promotes repression of sexual desires by fabricating a literal scenario in which repressed desires are released through vampirism.
Sigmund Freud introduces the framework of the mind in the publication of The Ego and the Id. Freud explains that the mind is made up of three components: the id which stores all one’s desires and remains unconscious, the ego which is the conscious part of mind that one presents to the world and the super-ego which acts “as the representative [of] the ego,” reaching into the id and translating its desires to the ego and thus, “is farther from consciousness than the ego is” (49). In addition to these three components of mind, Freud introduces the idea of two classes of ...

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was considered a taboo during the Victorian period. By shutting down her own statement, Lucy restricts herself from what she truly wants and submits to the role of the innocent woman. This completely changes, however, once Lucy begins her transition as a vampire and the characters’ “love [for Lucy passes] into hate and loathing” (249). As Lucy’s condition starts to deteriorate, Dr. Seward and Van Helsing work on trying to revive her health through blood transfusions. Arthur, being Lucy’s fiancé is the first to give blood, in which Dr. Seward describes the transfusion rather intimately saying that as they were drawing blood “life seemed to come back to […] Lucy’s ...

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