Thursday, February 19, 2009


One thing that struck me about Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (and the only redeeming factor in the book, which otherwise was 400 pages of steaming, formless literary excrement), was the following fact: In the book, the male vampires only drink women's blood, and the female vampires only drink men's blood.

The fact that blood drinking only happened at night, and the weird emotional atmosphere that always surrounded it, are further indications of the same basic theme.

Evidently the whole vampire idea was just a representation of repressed Victorian sexuality.

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