Important Quotations Explained
is on the very edge of a terrible precipice. A stone falling from
the window would fall a thousand feet without touching anything!
As far as the eye can reach is a sea of green tree tops, with occasionally
a deep rift where there is a chasm. Here and there are silver threads
where the rivers wind in deep gorges through the forests.
But I am not in heart to describe beauty, for when I had seen the view I explored further; doors, doors, doors everywhere, and all locked and bolted. In no place save from the windows in the castle walls is there an available exit.
The castle is a veritable prison, and I am a prisoner!
afraid to raise my eyelids, but looked out and saw perfectly under
the lashes. The girl went on her knees, and bent over me, simply
gloating. There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling
and repulsive, and as she arched her neck, she actually licked her
lips like an animal. . . . Lower and lower went her head as the
lips went below the range of my mouth and chin and seemed about
to fasten on my throat. . . . I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy
and waited—waited with beating heart.
a clever man, friend John; you reason well, and your wit is bold;
but you are too prejudiced. . . . Ah, it is the fault of our science
that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says
there is nothing to explain. But yet we see around us every day
the growth of new beliefs, which think themselves new; and which
are yet but the old, which pretend to be young. . . .
advanced, however, and with a languorous, voluptuous grace, said:—“Come
to me, Arthur. Leave these others and come to me. My arms are hungry
or you. Come, and we can rest together. Come, my husband, come!”
There was something diabolically sweet in her tones—something of the tingling of glass when struck-which rang through the brains even of us who heard the words addressed to another. As for Arthur, he seemed under a spell; moving his hands from his face, he opened wide his arms.
we ministers of God’s own wish: that the world, and men for whom
His Son die, will not be given over to monsters, whose very existence
would defame Him. He has allowed us to redeem one soul already,
and we go out as the old knights of the Cross to redeem more. Like
them we shall travel toward sunrise; and like them, if we fall,
we fall in good cause.
by Somethingisbrokehere, January 08, 2013
Please let me state again: Finding anything sexual about Lucy's death and stating it as "unambiguous" that stake is a reference to a penis is absurd. Have you even read the book? I've read the book and I understand it well. Now here is a question: If a stake really meant penis than what did it offer in the books overall meaning? That a bunch of Christians are killing the undead by nailing their penises through people's hearts? Really? That is exactly what your notes are saying and it is embarrassing to think that someone ACTUALLY BELIEVES TH... Read more→
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by Mysticmidget, January 10, 2013
I agree with "somethingisbrokehere". I read through this summary to aid in an essay about this book and was positively shocked...though it gave me plenty of giggles! Dracula has many things about it which make it partly comedy to me, though of course it's only due to the change of the times. The thought of Bram Stoker reading this site's take on his novel is...oh, do try it, it is HILARIOUS. Psychoanalyzing can be taken too far, and I would ask that this site DOES NOT CHANGE THEIR TAKE ON LUCY'S FINAL DEATH, because in the future I might lik
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by Somethingisbrokehere, February 05, 2013
Okay I should've gone into detail more, but the whole penis idea doesn't fit into the plot and doesn't make sense. First of all from a Christian perspective (Mr. Stoker was Protestant) that would be considered an evil thing to do. Since they are undead that would similar to necrophilia which is most definitely unChristian and would go against everything the book is talking about. Also remember, this book was written in 1897 which really wasn't that long ago. The whole idea of stakes being penises doesn't make sense as cleansing (I don't thin
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