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Dracula (1897) | Written by: Bram Stoker | Published by: Dover
Dracula – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis
Boo muthafucka! It’s Halloween and this week I’m a sink these bad boys in to yo neck with Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Now the story of my boy Drac ain’t told like most cuz we gettin the beat on this blood-suckin playa from a bunch of letters and other scribbles.
It all start when Jonathan Harker arrive in Transylvania to take care of some bidness. But when the local po folk hear he headin to the phat crib of Count Dracula, they all start wiggin OUT.
On the real, the count seem like yo regular uptown gangsta…until John cuts himself shaving…
Oh shit! When John start recognizin’ dat Castle Dracula is bout the craziest damn place he ever seen, he like “I gotta get my white ass outta here.”
Later Harker’s woman Mina headin out to visit her homegirl Lucy. And this dip’s milkshake bringin ALL da boys to the yard. But since two of em just scrubs, she decide to get down with Arthur.
Shit gets REAL creepy when some hoopty-ass boat from Castle Dracula gets WRECKED on shore.
The only things left are 50 boxes of dirt, a big-ass pooch that up and disappears, and a dead body strapped to the ship.
One night Lucy start sleepwalkin like she do and Mina follows her to a graveyard where some hood-ass playa gettin all up in her shit. Dat mystery-brutha disappear leavin two bite marks on Lucy’s neck and now she gettin’ sick as hell. So Seward hit up his old teach Van Helsing who take one look at her crusty ass and like “Yeah. something’s fucked up right here.” To save her, Van Helsing, Seward, Quincy, and Arthur straight open a vein for this broad. But dat ain’t do a damn thing, and she dies.
When Van Helsing hear dat some crazy crackhead been bustin up lil kids, he goes to Lucy’s boy-toys and drops a bomb on they asses: They need to merc Lucy AGAIN cuz she’s become a vampire. After tearin dat bitch up, Van Helsing’s boys crew up with Mina and John to go after da big dawg himself- Count D.
But before they can make a move, Dracula gets the jump on Mina, makes her sip some of his vampire joose, and now she one step closer to goin out like Lucy.
Our boys only hope of savin Mina is to ice the big D, and the only way to do dat is to sniff out erry one of his dirt-nap boxes and take dem bitches OUT. Dracula trucks his pasty ass back to Transylvania, and eventually Van Helsing and the gang catch up to him and SHANK dat sucka.
So when Mina and John have themselves a lil G of they own, they name him after the whole crew and call him Quincey since their boy went down fighting the big D.
Even though a blood sucking white boy sounds scurry to this thug, dat ain’t all dat was makin dem Victorians piss themselves- to them, the real monster was seein a sexually liberated woman doin her thang.
Dat girl Lucy’s the perfect example of what put skid marks in the Victorian’s drawers: Not only is she so fly dat she got three horn dogs hollerin at dat ass, but she’s also exchangin fluids with four dudes on the DL!
And what’s the problem when a woman’s sexuality is let off da chain? The tight-ass image of the Victorian mother falls to shit. To emphasize this, we see a sexy vampire Lucy straight TOSSIN BABIES. And if they can’t control her, they gotta kill her.
And to this G, thats’s one of the reasons they able to save Mina: She the true, blue Victorian wifey who just wanna help her hubby out.
But dat ain’t all, B. One of da reasons this book continues to scare bruthas today is cuz Dracula always remindin us dat things may not be what they seem.
Dracula may talk real fancy and be decked out in sweet swag like yo average rich Victorian, but he really a Stone Cold, blood-chuggin Gangsta. You can’t judge a book by its cover, man.
And in a society that’s so set on breakin a brutha down just by lookin at em, there ain’t nothin mo scary than someone who defies stereotypes. NAW MEAN?
Sparky reads quote: “You do not let your eyes see nor your ears hear, and that which is outside your daily life is not of account to you. Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot? ”
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