FEU Oral Presentation Format
Question: is contextual understanding (through secondary sources) necessary for ENG 3U students?
• The gothic novel, Dracula, written by Bram Stoker in the form of journals and letters by a series of characters. It deals with a Count named Dracula from Transylvania who goes to London to find new victims for new kinds of blood and eternal life and the main characters from England who fight him and try to destroy him and evil in the process because of the damages he made to their loved ones which are the two female characters.
• My research topic that I have studied for this novel is on the author’s life but mostly focused on the time period he lived in during the Victorian era and the industrial revolution which were very significant events in the…show more content… Women in the Victorian era are supposed to be in good shape figure to fit in their highest class of society. Being a new woman was a big change during that time. o "Well, you know what we have to contend against, but we too, are not without strength. We have on our side power of combination, a power denied to the vampire kind, we have sources of science,” (Stoker 257) in this quote, Van Helsing was thinking to attack the count by using superstition instead of religion for protection. He used the crucifix, holy water, and garlic to keep the count away and to heal Lucy and Mina. The advancement of technology during the Victorian era made a huge impact on the English society socially, economically, culturally, and politically. People during that time, being very aware of the world made them become doubtful about their faiths and beliefs which resulted people to have no religious