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Dracula

Dracula

by Bram Stoker

Sex Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

There was something about them that made me uneasy, some longing and at the same time some deadly fear. I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire that they would kiss me with those red lips. It is not good to note this down, lest some day it should meet Mina's eyes and cause her pain; but it is the truth. (3.29)

Jonathan's repressed sexual desire comes bubbling to the surface when he sees the sexy vampire ladies in Castle Dracula. He's both attracted to them and repulsed by them, and ashamed to admit that he kind of wants them to kiss him.

Quote #2

The fair girl went on her knees, and bent over me, fairly gloating. There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck she actually licked her lips like an animal, till I could see in the moonlight the moisture shining on the scarlet lips and on the red tongue as it lapped the white sharp teeth. (3.32)

The vampire's kiss is described in very sexual terms. And the traditional power dynamic is reversed – the woman is the sexual aggressor, and Jonathan is the passive one.

Quote #3

In a sort of sleep-waking, vague, unconscious way she opened her eyes, which were now dull and hard at once, and said in a soft, voluptuous voice, such as I had never heard from her lips: –

'Arthur! Oh, my love, I am so glad you have come! Kiss me!' (12.70-71)

As Lucy becomes a vampire, she becomes increasingly sexualized. Like the vampire ladies of Castle Dracula, her repressed sexuality comes to the surface, and she becomes the sexual aggressor – women in 1897 weren't supposed to be the ones to ask for kisses; they were supposed to be kissed.

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