Dracula Part 8: I Love Lucy

Lucy could easily be on the Bachelorette. Y’know...if the Bachelorette started accepting bloodthirsty undead women. Click on the video to find out what characteristics make Lucy so attractive. Ten bucks says it’s the blood crusted on her chin.

AuthorStoker - Bram Stoker
LiteratureDracula
ThemesDrugs and Alcohol
Foreignness and 'The Other'
Gender
Good vs. Evil
Marriage
Passivity
Sex
Technology and Modernization

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a representation of idealized like victorian maid in hood she's

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Very What is that Like frame for what was the

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ideal victorian maiden of the day Because she did not

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wear pains Yeah she certainly didn't wear pants She was

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domestic figure She was a mother she was a helpmate

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indoors and lucy is all of that she's sweet she's

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virginal she she's fair and she just captivates everyone that

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she comes around she's friends with noona so they have

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a correspondence And then she captivates her three suitors and

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chooses one so it's her it's her looks it's her

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conformity with the british ideal of what women should be

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Exactly Hello And then eventually she becomes prayed to dracula

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and that sort of motivates desire to protect her and

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they're not able to Yeah how does bram stoker use

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lucy to portray women of her time I think his

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trees there stoker's treatment of women is pretty ambivalent even

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in lucy who's such a mate and the fact that

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she has these three hey these three marriage proposals sort

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of is probably at the outer limits of accepted acceptable

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maidan hood Acceptable purity she's also counterbalanced by you know

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harker who is a different kind of woman who sort

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of makes fun of the new women of the new

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woman But it's herself kind of a new woman until

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she accepts a domestic role but she still i mean

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she's still part of the crew of light in the

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sort of as an associate an associate member of the

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crew of light she's mean she masters technology So it's

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an ambivalent Why is lucy so popular among all the

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male characters How does bram stoker use lucy to portray 00:02:28.253 --> [endTime] women of her time