Write an analysis paper with a clearly defined thesis. Choose ONE of the following prompts:
Topic 1: Orientalism. What are some of the ways in which the novel Dracula (and the Count himself) represent a Western fear of “reverse colonization” or “infection” by the “exotic” East? How does the novel try to define the West in a positive light?
Topic 2: Discuss the role of sexuality and/or gender in Dracula. What does the novel suggest about sexual behavior and/or views of women’s roles in society in Victorian England?
Topic 3: Dracula (the novel) includes many references to scientific and technological advances in the late-19th century, the Christian religion, and the occult / superstition. How does the novel illuminate this “triple-belief” (“troeverie”) system? Which character(s) best exemplify either the conflict or reconciliation of these themes?