Symbolism of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" The Dracula represents contemporary and Victorian society’s social anxieties at both the macro and micro levels. Social anxieties at the macro level are related to religion, equality, gender roles, immigration and disease and death while those at the micro level are more personal in nature and related to loss such as loss of one’s: home, security, loved ones, job, freedom, comfort, status, routines and/or peace of mind. People across all time periods, cultures and generations appear to be afraid to 1. Lose what they have, 2. Lose what they wish for, 3. Get that which they do not wish for. Throughout Dracula, as in life, each fear is related to one of these three anxieties. This is particularly true for...The end:
.....same time caused social anxiety about sexually active women, rape and homosexuality, without society even realizing it (Podansky, 2010). Summary Works Cited Johnson, Allan. Modernity and Anxiety in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Critical Insights, The Handmaid’s Tale. By Brenda Murphy. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2009. 72-84. Podonsky , Amanda, M. (2010, Feb 25). Bram Stokers Dracula, A Reflection and Rebuke of Victorian Society. Student Impulse Articles. Retrieved Nov 21, 2011, from HYPERLINK "http://www.studentpulse.com/articles/184/1/ bram- stokers-dracula-a-" http ://www. student pulse.com /articles/184/1/ bram -stokers- dracula - a- reflection-and-rebuke- of- victorian -society. Stoker, Bram. (1897). Dracula. The Modern Library, New York, NY. .