Monday, July 21, 2014

Women's Sexuality Towards Dracula

In this article, ''New Female Sexualities, 1870-1930", by Emma Liggins displays how women back in the 1870's to the late 1920's were contributors that focused on key aspects like free love, prostitution, adultery, and etc. Liggins states , although writers were gradually being allowed more freedom to represent sexual practices and desires, material felt to be sexually explicit or immoral was still censored; discussion of some of the 'scandalous' texts withheld from the public helps to establish which aspects of female sexuality were perceived to be most shocking" (2). In other words, it seems to be more shocking when certain writers had more privilege's and freedom to write about what women crave for, even though it was censored. In Bram Stoker's, Dracula,  all of the women in the Victorian Era were known to be well mannered and polite. But they wouldn't let out there sexual desires out in public, but only with the person they are engaged to; which would be there husband.


1 comment:

  1. Good stuff, Sabrina, but it's a little short. Is this all Liggins says about this topic?