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PS- I think Stoker probably did not believe in a finite universe- he probably saw the univesre more like spheres within spheres, or infinitely "finite", as confusing as it gets...hope this helps everyone!
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11-29-2007 11:55 AM - edited 11-29-2007 12:14 PM
PS- Pyschology will also attempt to differentiate forces that emanate from an indivdual.
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I was glad the B&N edition mentioned this one. How that earth asserts its own will and individuality through its animals!!
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ps- London is a series of physical and metaphysical interactions which gradually grew and shaped what we know as London today. Fact, belief or belief of the facts, have obviously shaped the town.
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PS- well, I didn't want to go to the top of the pyramid and suggest a "things that suck category", but quicksand or tar pits would be other examples of perhaps evil entities or qualities that the earth holds.
There are dragons at the City of London's gate- you might say that the entire city was formed on myth or belief, but it seems to be something solid today, affected by will, but probably more the will of the masses, rather than nobility's. Obviously, both are represented in parliament.
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12-11-2007 01:29 PM - edited 12-11-2007 02:06 PM
PS-In much the same way as biologist might dissect an unknown organism.Physics will attempt to delineate forces in Nature so that we may better understand them, our universe and our planet. Language, itself, will also delineate and classify forces that emanate from our minds or our bodies with words (love, anger, belief, will, etc). So, its a dissection to understand the larger "picture", but I'm not sure we're "there", so to speak.
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12-13-2007 02:15 PM - edited 12-13-2007 02:49 PM
But the bright lights of the city, have, as Stoker states, only made the dark seem "darker", and its almost that we feel a "darker" counterforce that balances the increased time in the light. Indeed, citizens always seem to have a sense of the dark underworld, with its insider-trading or black-market activities, whether or not it really exists at all. We can certainly see a very real and visible underworld of cities in the form of subways or tunnels, such as London's "tube", where dark activities and crimes actually do take place.
Pyschology will deal with the often "unnatural" late hours of the workplace, and the ensuing sleep disorders and paranoia of the dark side. But it's possible the root of modern "biochemical" pyschological disorders, is this imbalance of day and night created by our modern world- just ask Renfield.
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12-14-2007 01:24 PM - edited 12-14-2007 01:37 PM
PS- It's a different view of the world. We tend to think of the world as a group of competing countries and/or governments. Political scientists, as I stated in the last classic, "Moby Dick", currently tend to think of the world as a group of regimes which may supplant the stated "status quo" of governments. Bram's "will" theory, combines natural forces, animals, plants and minerals, with the force of man, to arrive at a more holistic, and, I would say, "environmental-friendly", regime theory. What say you?
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12-15-2007 03:24 PM - edited 12-15-2007 03:43 PM
The combined will of horse and man is a powerful force, that probably won several wars throughout history and the combined will of horses and the characters obviously won the war against Dracula. Stoker knew that modernization would change this relationship between horse and man, possibly forever, and, writes about the consumption of horsemeat in London. Modern society might eventually use the animal for food, not transportation, but the horse had already made a significant impact on earth when it was first saddled.
PS-This reminds me of the image of the combined will of Mina Murray, the horse and the colt pistol on her side, ready to fight Dracula. This was not the mold of the modern woman, but I think something unique about the character. Indeed, the human is symmetrical and may be a combination of masculine and feminine qualities or characteristics, that must be somehow balaned in each individual. Marraige would be a combination of two individuals, or the masculine and the feminine, but tradition, duty, or marraige itself, sometimes overpowers the combined will or the the "love" of the couple... John and Mina were supposed to be something heroic, however.
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12-16-2007 01:39 PM - edited 12-16-2007 02:32 PM
PS- The star has both centrifugal and centripetal forces associated with its presence. We also observe both "dark" and "light" regions in space which coexist. There seems to be a basic "fusion and fission" formula to our universe: two combine to form one, and split again to create two, and so on and so on....
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