By Noël Montague-Étienne Rarignac
Few books have so seized the general public mind's eye as Bram Stoker's Dracula, much more well known now than while it used to be first released in 1897. This severe paintings represents a rereading of the horror vintage as a Christian textual content, one who alchemizes Platonism, Gnosticism, Mariology and Christian resurrection in a story that explores the ugly. Of specific curiosity is the best way the Dracula narrative emerges from past vampire stories, which juxtapose Apollonian and Dionysian impulses. a powerful addition to vampire and horror scholarship.
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Ruthven’s attack on Aubrey’s unnamed sister seems aimed at Aubrey, rather that the victim herself. Could not Ruthven have found some other maiden? ” The limits of Polidori’s craftsmanship inevitably cause his tale to fall shy of its mark should that be Coleridgian suspension of disbelief; yet his irreverent pomposity enlivens, his frequent self–conscious touches so amuse that one is tempted to believe he is in command of the aesthetic he deﬁnes: Is it not in Gothic fun that the hero awaits a ship to Otranto?
Having met in Athens, each an enthusiast “of Nature’s beauties and monuments to the Arts” (351), they became boon companions in travel and “in pleasure” (351). Sensing something superhuman in Rutwen, Aubray was intent on their knotting a closer relationship. Rutwen sufﬁciently admired Aubrey’s miniature portrait of Malvina for him to suggest an alliance through marriage, an idea which Aubray eagerly adopted as his own. With Polidori, a miniature of Marsden had revealed Marsden as Ruthven to Aubrey; Nodier, in substituting a feminine subject while maintaining the motif of the miniature, alters the image’s function, it now serving to replace the drawing-room as a vehicle of introduction.
E. Witt reconciles the goddess’s paradox: Artemis is ... a puzzling ﬁgure ... young virgin of the chase ... vowed to perpetual chastity and ﬁlled with loathing for sex even when it is exercised within the marriage bond.... No less indubitably, however, there stands ... an Artemis ripe for motherhood, a fertility goddess from Asia Minor with her main cult centre at ... Ephesus. The ardent votaries of this Artemis are the Amazons. The Amazons ... indulge, once yearly, in sexual intercourse, but then simply for one reason, to produce girl descendants....