really needs to explain this Mina/Dracula thing because I’ve read the book and I do not understand.
Like the closest thing to romantic was when he attached her and essentially claimed he could make her his slave for eternity.
And let’s be honest here, that wasn’t romantic in the slightest
I really really do not get this at all.
I don’t exactly know when it started and I’m not an expert, but I think it’s because Dracula has been remade so many times that a lot of the movies have decided to take the route of
them being drawn to each other/some ‘prophecy’ about a pretty lady being used to distract him until sunrise (like in the 1922 silent film Nosferatu) or going with
forbidden love, with the common trope of Mina looking like or being a reincarnation of Dracula’s beloved wife.
I’m guessing it’s thrown in for the the added forbidden romance plot. And since a lot of retellings go this way, it’s become the main narrative most people know, having never read Bram Stoker’s Dracula.The story is then replicated over again, hence Mina/Dracula being a common thing.
Me and @madamemurphyslaw were literally just talking about this.
*Anger rising at the mention of Dracula/Mina being romantic*
Though yeah it was essentially torture simce he was constantly in her head and not in any romantic manner.
Hollywood and fucked with a lot of stories and mythologies. They are the ones that made werewolves allergic to silver and gave Frankenstein’s monster bolts in his neck- stuff like that has been thrown in for shits and giggles and Dracula/Mina is no different.
Besides, Mina and Jonathan have a very healthy and loving relationship and I would rather see that than have more shit with Dracula and Mina and their madeup romantic stuff
I studied Dracula for literally three months straight xD I hope I have some idea what I’m talking about but I am open to corrections and criticisms.
DRACULA NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH MINA
Dracula has hair on his palms. (Out of context but I had to say it).
This is what i think happened according to the original novel:
Dracula finds mina’s picture
He falls in love ((kinda))
After centuries of having 0 humanity, he has no idea how to handle his new feelings
Tries to sinply take her like he did the first three girls
It does not end well
(( btw @alucard-x-coffinsama i don’t remember the bit about the hairy palms..?? ))
What version do you have????
I don’t remember that at all???
I do remember the plam thing though
Dracula has no interest in Mina at the beginning. He has a weird gay/bi scene dealing with John and the brides for a minute. And let’s not get started on the shaving scene. I’d write a 10 paragraph analysis if you let me.
Then he goes to London and feeds on Lucy. He does so over the course of a long length of time and seems to enjoy the game of slowly turning her despite men’s best efforts.
Then comes Mina. And here he has a new target. The men love this woman as much as Lucy.
Then there’s the scene with a helpless Jonathan who lays catatonic while Dracula does his perversion of the lord’s feast and mocks the sanctity of marriage in a heavily implied rape scene with a heaping helping of masculine impotence in the fact Jonathan is completely incapable of defending his poor wife from the demonic Deacula’s influence.
It’s further compounded when Mina reacts with a hysteric cry of “unclean” when the holy host burns her. The men are quick to assure her nothing is wrong- an inversion of how rape victims are often treated, it’s true- and instead focus their hate on the monster who has defiled her.
THANK YOU @bayonetsandbibleverses