What is the difference between the preterite and imperfect tense?
The preterite is used when things have a definite beginning or end. Ex. Yesterday I did this (Ayer, to hice este) The imperfect tense is used to describe things that do not have a definite beginning or end. Ex. Wehn I was younger... (Cuando era niña...)
How do I study something that I don't understand at all? Where do I begin?
If you don't understand something, try to utilize your resources. Talk to your teacher/professor when they are available, watch videos or look at diagrams explaining the topic or try to learn it in a different way; see if there are ways to learn that are visual, auditory or hands on.
Describe how Bram Stoker's cultural/historical point of view alters his description of women in the novel Dracula.
Stoker's point of view is that of someone in the mid 1840s to early 1910s. During this period of time, women were often objectified, weak and were seen as far less superior to men. Stoker shows this idea by illustrating the female characters as the lifeline to Dracula (merely objects for his survival) and things that needed to be saved by the strong men.