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by Bram Stoker

Dracula Gender Quotes

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Quote #1

I am alone in the castle with those awful women. Faugh! Mina is a woman, and there is nought in common. They are devils of the Pit! (4.67)

Here, Harker contrasts the three Brides of Dracula with Mina. We're invited to think of them as the complete opposite of Mina.

Quote #2

At least God's mercy is better than that of these monsters, and the precipice is steep and high. At its foot a man may sleep—as a man. (4.70)

It's interesting that Jonathan adds "—as a man" at the end, because at this point, he has no way of knowing that the vampires' kiss could turn him into a vampire. All he knows is that "those awful women" want to suck his blood and that Dracula, too, is some kind of monster. Maybe Harker thinks that being victimized by the three "weird sisters" would somehow make him less of a man.

Quote #3

I believe we should have shocked the "New Woman" with our appetites. (8.1)

Mina and Lucy go on a long walk, and are so hungry when they get back that they eat a huge amount, without worrying about being prim and proper.

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