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Paternalism in Dracula

Summary: Gives examples and explains the aspects of a a paternalistic society present in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Paternalism is the domination of a society by a male or parental figure that leads or governs much like the way a father would direct his family.  In Victorian society, the idea of paternalism was prevalent.  The idea was also frequently used as a motif in western literature.  Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, published in 1897, depicts a paternalistic society through a repression of the female sex and a continuous exaltation of the domineering male sex.  Stoker communicates this idea through an abundant use of prominent male characters, the presence of merely two women, who are each extremely suppressed, either sexually or intellectually, and the constant exaltation of the male sex over the female sex.
    In a paternalistic society, men are acclaimed as the foundation and the pillar of the social order.  Stoker illustrates this facet of paternalism through the use...

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