desire in Dracula and Dorian gray

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  • desire in Dracula and Dorian gray
    • Dracula
      • quotes
        • “Do you wish me to stay so long?” I asked, for my heart grew cold at the thought.“I desire it much; nay, I will take no refusal.
        • though sad am I at your going, and that you so suddenly desire it.
        • Then a wild desire took me to obtain that key at any risk, and I determined then and there to scale the wall again and gain the Count’s room.
        • A terrible desire came upon me to rid the world of such a monster.
        • I shall have to invent a new classification for him, and call him a zoöphagous (life-eating) maniac; what he desires is to absorb as many lives as he can, and he has laid himself out to achieve it in a cumulative way.
        • We knew then that we were safe till morning did we desire it; but the Professor told me that we should not want more than an hour at most. Again I felt that horrid sense of the reality of things, in which any effort of imagination seemed out of place; and I realised distinctly the perils of the law which we were incurring in our unhallowed work
        • . I desire to go at once—here—now—this very hour—this very moment, if I may. Time presses, and in our implied agreement with the old scytheman it is of the essence of the contract
        • The effect I desired was obtained, for he at once fell from his high-horse and became a child again.
        • His glimpse that he have had, whet his appetite only and enkeen his desire.
        • I felt no fear, but only a wild, surging desire to do something
      • female characters
        • Lucy has a desire to go against society norms and stray away from being a traditional woman
          • by not following the Victorian views she ends up landing in situation that she cant escape it and it ends up killing her
        • she has the desire to marry three men
          • ;why cant a woman marry three men'
    • Dorian Gray
      • Oscar wilde
        • 'woman... inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out'
      • quotes
        • 'art has no influence upon action. it annihilates the desire to act. it is superbly sterile. the books that the world calls immortal are books that show the world its own shame'
        • nay, without thought or conclusion desire, might not things eternal to ourselves vibrate in unison with our moods and passion, atom calling to atom in secret love or strange affinity
        • Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful
        • Out of its secret hiding-place had crept his Soul, and Desire had come to meet it on the way."And what do you propose to do?" said Lord Henry, at last.
        • I have no desire to help you. You forget that. I am simply indifferent to the whole thing. It has nothing to do with me."
        • Had it been merely vanity that had made him do his one good deed? Or the desire of a new sensation, as Lord Henry had hinted, with his mocking laugh? Or that passion to act a partmes makes us do things finer than we are ours that sometielves? Or, perhaps, all these?
      • dorian to lord henry
        • You filled me with a wild desire to know everything about life.
      • dorian
        • Dorian has a desire tot stay young for the res if his lie and it has negative effects on him from the moment he sells his soul with the devil in order to never age
        • dorian has a desire to be better and do better
          • when he tries to correct his sins that his desires have caused he ends up killing himself because he cant escape his own sins and misfortune
          • ends up being his downfall
      • homosexual desires
        • Dorian is in love with himself
        • its hinted at that Dorian has homosexual ideas about Lord Henry
        • it is also hinted at that Basil has a desire to be homosexual with Dorian
          • the painting could be regarded as a symbol of his love and how basil is almost giving himself to Dorian.
        • The list of men
          • could be a list of all the men Dorian has had a 'thing' for'
    • in both novels
      • both authors present the text to be focused on main characters and how they wish to fulfil there deepest desires and how it inevitably becomes the end of them (downfall)


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