She becomes a minion to Dracula and helps with his plan to take over London. She dies, a victim of the count, and rises as an undead vampire. Arthur is nearly tricked, but he is pulled back by the others. Later, Lucy's wish sort of comes true. This reinforces the patriarchal expectation of female behavior and the expectation placed upon men, who should not succumb to the allure of female desire. Any behavior or action beyond this, including the expression of sexual desire, is seen as repulsive or ugly.
But due to Dracula continuing visits and draining her blood, Lucy just gets worse, though her senses seem to highten and her teeth grow longer. This societal oppression is reinforced further after they kill Lucy. Men see her as voluptuous, meaning they see her as sexually desirable. The fair girl went on her knees, and bent over me, fairly gloating. Lucy leaves the table and finds Jayne Wetherby, who invited her to tea. He swears on it before Lucy passes away. Lucy accepts Arthur's proposal, but soon begins suffering from severe.
The New Woman was a term coined in the Victorian Era of the late 19th Century and describes a woman who is more independent and free, and wants to take advantage of the increased opportunities available to women. Though the fourth issue shows she not particularly loyal to Dracula and has become extremely arrogant from the power that being a vampire has given her. Readers have tried to analyze why Lucy became Dracula's victim. She laments that she cannot marry them all, but accepts Arthur Holmwood as her fiancé. Strength level As a human, Lucy possessed the strength level of a woman her age, size and weight who engaged in moderate regular exercise.
Although Lucy is described as innocent and pure, she does lament to Mina ''Why can't they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble? In addition, as with the three sisters, Lucy's sexual nature becomes more aggressive as a vampire. The Three Sisters The female captives are first introduced in the beginning chapters as Jonathan Harker describes his experiences at the Count's castle. Actress played another Lucy Weston in a televised version of Dracula in 1968. The role has been played by. Lucy was quite beautiful and had captured the eyes of many men, however Lucy always acted disinterested. Despite the best efforts of Dr.
She does not get the credit she deserves for all of her involvement. The expressive description of their sexual desires is in contrast to the expectations placed on female behavior in a patriarchal society. Many people were horrified by the idea of the New Woman, and saw her as too manly, too intellectual, or too sexual. He tries to help her by giving her blood transfusions and surrounding her with garlic. Lucy's character is similar to Mina Murray's in the novel, and play version. Steward, Quincy and Harker can kill her due to Holmwood's treachery. In comics Lucy appears in adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula 2-3.
In both films, her death after becoming a vampire occurs off-screen, and is only implied in the English version. This indicates that he perceives women to be nothing more than chattel. As a spoiled child of aristocracy, she talks with artlessness and frankness. Lucy Weston was the first young woman to play the role in the cinema in the first film of ' , though her character was credited as Lucy Weston. Lucy appears in the middle of the broadcast as the ill fiancee of Arthur Seward, and it is only later established that she is a victim of Dracula. Although she was never as maternal as Mina, any maternal instincts Lucy had before she was a vampire are perverted—she clutches a child to her chest, but instead of feeding the child, she feeds on it. 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, till I could see in the moonlight the moisture shining on the scarlet lips and on the red tongue as it lapped the white sharp teeth.
Her fate is left unresolved as the heroes have to make Dracula their top priority after he infiltrates to try and kill the Queen and take over London. What makes Dracula choose her as his first victim in England? But this raises some questions: Why is Lucy so vulnerable? The name of her character is actully a slight jab from the original novel and has no relation to the Westenra character. The vampire Lucy on the prowl. But Van Helsing notices that Lucy's canine teeth have grown a bit longer. Lucy is best friends with Mina, who wonders what is happening as Lucy begins to waste away and lose a great deal of blood. In it, Lucy is a beautiful young woman who, while being visited by her friend Mina, is struck with and , but this is discovered to be the work of Dracula.
This character survives Dracula's power, and only momentarily becomes his bride, whereas Mina is killed early on. As a vampire, Lucy becomes the exact opposite of the proper Victorian woman. Lucy's clothing in the movie has strong resembling to snake skin. Shortly thereafter, Van Helsing discovered that the monster responsible for Lucy's death was none other than - Lord of all vampires. Mina Harker demonstrates attributes equal to her male colleagues, but the respect for her intellect is forgotten as they attempt to track the Count and kill him. Lucy's character is nothing more than eye candy. She goes to Arthur and asks for him to join her in undeath.