Essay about Sexuality of Vampires

Submitted By gladdingke
Words: 526
Pages: 3

Sexuality of Vampires In Dracula, there are three other vampires besides Dracula. All three are female. There is an aire of sexuality whenever they are present. They have a very apparent influence over Mr. Harker. Whenever they are around him they seem to have a hypnotic spell over him, they also have an animal sexuality about them, and even the act of sucking blood has Mr. Harker in a sort of trance.
The first time Mr. Harker meets these three vampires, he has been partially asleep. When he awakes, he finds three gorgeous women standing over him. Even though part of him knows he should be terrified, the other part is completely entranced with them. When he’s explaining how he feels about them he says, “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 sense of desire that they would kiss me with those red lips” (Stoker 45). He is even engaged, but the spell that these vampires have over him is so strong, that he nearly forgets about his fiance. The women also seem to have an animal side to them. Even this side has Harker completely transfixed. Seeing an animal side to someone would usually send people running, but as stated in the previous paragraph, the women have some sort of hypnotic spell. When Harker sees this side of them he says, “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” (Stoker 46). Even the wolf side of them has Harker sexually attracted. The final act of sexuality that was done by the three women was simply the act of sucking blood. It is a sick, disgusting thing, but they have Harker practically craving it. As they are starting to descend on Harker, we read this on page 46,
“Then she paused, and I could hear