SparkNotes: Dracula: Chapters II–IV
Though modern feminism was nonexistent, many women expressed themselves and exposed the conditions that they faced, albeit often indirectly, using a variety of subversive and creative methods." (Feminism in Literature Essay - Women in the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries)
"Dracula Characters." Dracula Characters.
A summary of Chapters II–IV in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Though her essay, (a lecture originally given to the German's Women Medical Association in November 1930), does not mention Dracula directly, the points that she argued can be transposed onto Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Therefore it is important to consider: the historical context of the novel; the Victorian notion of the `New Woman' specifically the character of Lucy Westenra; the inversion of gender roles; notions of sexuality; and the emasculation of men, by lessening their power over women; in the novel Dracula....