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Dracula: free rambles

Sorry about the above, but maybe a better summary:

My will to survive, my individuality, my lifeforce or my presence makes a ripple. If I combine my force with others, through love or duty, my combined lifeforce is even stronger(aka. civilizations). But my survival or stability is on a busy, rotating world. My stability must best be found during sunset or sunrise, when Nature reconciles night and day- short periods of time and I find have to balance the forces of day and night, the sun and the moon, or good and evil. I can, in effect, create a ripple so strong, that the entire world stops moving. That is, the world would remain fixed in time in space. This is probably what Stoker considered to be "true" evil- things which keep us fixed or stable. Indeed, our own will to survive almost pushes us to hold the world in one place, when it cannot, it rotates. Life as we know it, would cease to exist. The B&N edition mentions Darwin, which I think is very relevant. The "will to survive" is mentioned, but still not well understood.

What a great book!

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Re: Impact of Historical Count Dracula and the Individual

Perfectly stated – ditto!
"There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may save..." – Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky
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