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The Monopolistic Feudal and the Socialistic Bourgeoisie in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Setiawan, Dwi (2011) The Monopolistic Feudal and the Socialistic Bourgeoisie in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In: SEMINAR NASIONAL “LINGUISTIK DAN SASTRA: DAHULU, SEKARANG, DAN YANG AKAN DATANG”, 20-09-2011 - 20-09-2011, Bangkalan, Madura - Indonesia.

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    Abstract

    Abstract: In this article, I would like to reveal the existence and the struggle of two social classes in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Using the theory of historical materialism, I attempt to show that Count Dracula is the symbol of the 19th century feudal while his opponents the (petty and big) bourgeoisies of the same century. The Count is the monopolistic feudal who tries to revive the ancient mode of concentration and monopoly. His monopolistic feudalism can be seen from his tendency toward territorial expansion and total submission of his subjects. The bourgeoisies in the novel are what Marx Engels ridicule as the socialistic bourgeoisies who characterize the Victorian Capitalism. Still brand-new, ashamed of themselves, and troubled by guilty feeling, these bourgeoisies try to use their money and both scientific and superstitious knowledge to do good. And yet this in-betweenness is the key of their success in defeating the one dimensional Dracula.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: class, class struggle, monopolistic feudal, socialistic bourgeoisie
    Subjects: P Language and Literature
    Divisions: Faculty of Letter > English Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 18:47
    Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 23:53
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/15856

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