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Dracula: Plot Overview. Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, travels to Castle Dracula in the Eastern European country of Transylvania to conclude a real estate transaction with a nobleman named Count Dracula.

Dracula: Plot Overview

As Harker wends his way through the picturesque countryside, the local peasants warn him about his destination, giving him crucifixes and other charms against evil and uttering strange words that Harker later translates into “vampire.” Frightened but no less determined, Harker meets the count’s carriage as planned. The journey to the castle is harrowing, and the carriage is nearly attacked by angry wolves along the way. Upon arriving at the crumbling old castle, Harker finds that the elderly Dracula is a well educated and hospitable gentleman. After only a few days, however, Harker realizes that he is effectively a prisoner in the castle. The more Harker investigates the nature of his confinement, the more uneasy he becomes. Mina visits Lucy at the seaside town of Whitby. Références pour le livre de Mme Pheulpin. The Bite of the New Woman on Victorian Society: Representations of the Female Vampires in Dracula.

The Monstrous New Woman vs The Nurturing Mother Figure According to Matthew Bunson in The Vampire Encyclopedia, “Lucy represents the repressed aspects of the Victorian Woman whose longing for greater personal freedoms and a place in the world poses a threat to the male-dominated society of the time” (280).

The Bite of the New Woman on Victorian Society: Representations of the Female Vampires in Dracula

Lucy at one point in the novel has thoughts of polyandry that are contrary to the ideas of Victorian society. She says in one of her letters to Mina “[w]hy can’t they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her” (Stoker 60). The answer to her question is simple: if she married three men or more it would give her power over them. She could pick which husband she wanted to sleep with each night, and they would constantly be at her beck and call, competing for the favored place.

BRITS AT THEIR BEST: British Scientists Inventions Ingenious Timeline 19th Century 1832-1854 2006 David Abbott and Catherine Glass. Lady Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter collaborated with Charles Babbage, the designer of the first calculator and computer.

BRITS AT THEIR BEST: British Scientists Inventions Ingenious Timeline 19th Century 1832-1854 2006 David Abbott and Catherine Glass

She is credited with writing the first computer programme. (The U.S. Defense Department's Programming Language ADA is named after her.) Photo: lisegagne@istockphoto.com After graduating from Cambridge, where he knows more mathematics than his professors, Charles Babbage is swept away with the idea of building a calculating machine.

A trained mathematician, "the enchantress of numbers", Lady Ada encourages him. A model of Babbage's Analytical Engine built by Douglas Eichenberg. ©Douglas Eichenberg In 1856 Babbage builds the Analytical Engine, a general symbol manipulator, which is digital. " The analytical engine was conceived as a general-purpose machine capable of calculating virtually any mathematical function. Babbage's heroic attempt to build a computer will inspire future designers, such as the builders of the Colossus in 1944. Photo: www.qinetiq.com. Le Double. Introduction Le concept du Double est commun à de nombreux pays, mythes et traditions, sans toutefois avoir toujours la même signification.

Le Double

Ainsi, en Occident, la croyance veut que se rencontrer soi-même soit un présage de mort prochaine. En Allemagne, on le nomme Döppleganger , en Ecosse le Fetch ("fetch" signifie "prendre"car il vient prendre les hommes pour les mener à la mort).Dans la tradition judaïque, en revanche, l'apparition du Double est le signe d'un aboutissement spirituel. Le Talmud raconte ainsi l'histoire d'un homme qui, à la recherche de Dieu, se retrouve face à lui-même. La littérature et la philosophie nous ont offert quelques phrases célèbres qui montrent bien le rapport complexe que l'homme entretient avec son "moi" de nature fondamentalement duale : "Je est un autre" (Rimbaud), "L'homme ne coïncide pas avec lui-même" (Dostoïevski), "Connais-toi toi même" (Platon) ou encore "Un ami est un autre moi-même" (Pythagore).

I. Le fantastique II. Frise4.jpg (JPEG Image, 789 × 559 pixels) Frise chronologique du XIXe siècle Fantastique. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). Les trois sources de la psychanalyse. Le mot psychanalyse, apparu en 1896 sous la plume de Sigmund Freud, ne désigne d’abord qu’un mode d’exploration de l’inconscient.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). Les trois sources de la psychanalyse

Il devient ensuite une technique thérapeutique, puis une nouvelle théorie du psychisme humain, fondée sur l’idée d’un inconscient dominé par la pulsion sexuelle. L’invention de la psychanalyse s’est déroulée durant les années cruciales qui vont de 1896 à 1900. Sigmund Freud a toujours aimé se présenter comme un génie solitaire, explorateur d’un nouveau continent qui s’est dévoilé tout à coup sous son regard. Les historiens de la psychanalyse ont depuis largement corrigé cette image en montrant les influences qui ont joué dans sa découverte, et la part de construction personnelle dans l’analyse de ses cas.

Dans l’élaboration de la psychanalyse, trois sources principales ont été mises en lumière. • L’autoanalyse. . • Les observations de patientes sont la deuxième source de la pensée freudienne. . • Les influences théoriques. Bibliographie :