Dracula

The Stakes of a Parasite College

Dating back to early history, vampires have persevered through different languages, kings, and cultures as vessels for the parasitic nature of man who preys upon the innocent. Victorian writers, who originally created the vampire, or the original erotic monster, designed him to appear overtly sexual. Writers take advantage of the vampire’s image to discuss the mentalities that define society, the individual, and the controversial nature of exploitive success. In Dracula, the Count terrorizes society as he takes advantage of those who are vulnerable, yet appeals to the reader as he boldly pursues his own desires. Nevertheless, man’s admiration of the beast reveals society’s inherent selfish desire to exploit others for their own benefit.

The vampire victimizes society through his relentless attacks on the vulnerable, while appealing to the reader as immortal and sexually alluring. These beasts, who society fears, prey on unmarried attractive women; the virgin equivalent in the 1900s. Vampires prey on those who are vulnerable by sucking their victim’s blood to survive, reviving themselves and converting their victims into those who are like them. Merely, the vampire is a disgusting aged man, attractive but evil, who violates a...

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