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Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    To people that have read it,

    In the scene where Lucy is killed by her husband, two other men and Van Helsing, they all poor their blood into her. Why do they do that? Did she sleep with the other two men who proposed to her?

    I'm reading Ken Gelder's Reading the Vampire, and some critics say that the scene was actually no different to a gang rape. Why do they say that?

    I really wish I'd read the book already, but for now I'd love some discussion and help from those who have already read it pretty please?

    Thank you lots for any help
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    Bumpty bump bump! - Please help!
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    Why don't you read it and find out?
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    Quincey Morris, Arthur Godalming (Lucy Westenra's fiancee), John Seward and Van Helsing are all present when 'purifying' Lucy.
    Van Helsing carries out blood transfusions whilst the men volunteer to give blood in order to restore Lucy back to her healthy self.
    No she did not sleep with anyone (even Arthur since she died before they actually got married).
    Dracula uses a lot of implicit sexual imagery in the scene of Lucy's purification and the stake that Arthur "drives" into Lucy is a symbol of a man's *****. Yeah i know...
    Read it, it's a really good novel, i'm studying it for my A-level exam.
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    The whole vampire concept is a one big huge penis shaped sexual metaphor.


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