Our first section of Dracula introduces us to a range of social relations and contexts, as well as to the Count himself — as much as this is a novel about a vampire, Stoker is also concerned with all sorts of social, cultural, and technological issues within and around England at the end of the nineteenth century.
So for this blog post, you should focus on one moment in our reading for Monday where you see Stoker raising larger issues and questions through the character and figure of Dracula. Spend some time in your post working closely with the language of that passage to show what those issues are and what Stoker is suggesting about them — what is that language showing us and how? Beyond being supernatural and frightening, what else does the Count stand for more deeply?
As in the past, it would be great to have as much variety as possible, so if you see that someone has already posted on a particular passage, try to branch out and address something new.
Reminder: your response should go in the comments section for this post — click the “Leave a Comment” link at the top of the post. It should be at least 250 words, and is due by midnight on Sunday, September 25th. After class on Monday, you should return to this thread and post a response to one classmate’s post by class time Wednesday the 28th. If you have any questions, let me know via email.