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One of the themes strongly used in the film Dracula by Bram Stoker’s (1992) was seduction. The character of Dracula used seduction to entice both the characters of Lucy and Mina. The character of Jonathan Harker also dealt with seduction in Count Dracula's castle when the three brides seduce him into the bed to feed off him and distract him for leaving the castle. Seduction was power in this film and the character Dracula knew how to play this cards. Mina was the only thing on Dracula’s mind after seeing a picture of her that Jonathan had at the castle. Dracula finds Mina in England and although at first she is a bit standoffish she quickly falls for Dracula’s charm. Due to Dracula’s seductive hold on Mina, she has many mixed emotions about her love for Jonathan and her feelings for the count and frequently goes back and forth about how her heart (and body) is feeling for both characters. Towards the end of the movie, Dracula finally has total control over Mina’s feelings and she even tells Dracula “I want to be with you always.” In the end, Dracula’s seduction takes control of Mina and she weeps as Dracula dies.


Lucy is another character under the charm of Dracula in the film. Dracula pressures Lucy to get close to Mina. He uses seduction to draw Lucy from her bedroom one night into the courtyard where Dracula is in the character of a wolf and biting her. Mina sees the two and is very confused. Lucy is in the same strange state of mind and tells Mina she could taste the blood of the monster mouth and how she had no control over her body. Dracula eventually turns Lucy into a vampire that later gets killed by the man that was meant to marry her.

The character Dracula uses seduction in other films and readings. As we watched in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5, Episode 1, "Buffy vs. Dracula, the character who played Dracula used seduction to overcome Buffy’s initial feelings and get her to fall for him. He uses seduction to lure Buffy back to his castle before she kills her. The seduction in this episode was far less than the use of seduction in the film Dracula by Bram Stoker (1992).

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Dracula bites Buffy

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