He got revenge by forcing Mina to drink his blood. By drinking Dracula’s blood, Mina became at risk for becoming a member of the Un-dead. As the Count was leaving the Harker’s room, the other men, Dr. Seward, Dr. Van Helsing, Quincey, and Arthur, saw the remaining mist slip out beneath the door. Traveling as mist allowed Dracula to evade capture after terrorizing
Lucy becomes pale and ill later on in the novel which leads to them calling Van Helsing for help. Van Helsing knows what happened to Lucy but does not tell Mina or Dr. Seward because they will think he is crazy. There is more irony later on when Van Helsing puts garlic flowers all around Lucy’s room and her mom throws them out because of the smell. The audience knows that the garlic was there to protect Lucy and keep Dracula away
Dracula opens in Eastern Europe with a young solisitor named Jonathan Harker traveling to Transylvanian castle. The castle’s owner, Count Dracula, is cruel in the manner of great evil, and uses Harker to have himself safely ferried to England and its fertile hunting ground of London. Dracula soon becomes embroiled in the lives of a small group of friends who see him for the fiend that he is. These young people, aided by the aging Dr. Van Helsing vow to see Dracula destroyed, and they succeed in driving him out of England and back to his homeland. They follow hard upon and catch him just before he reaches the safety of his castle.
Through the gothic writing of Stoker, there was a huge intimidation of Dracula coming forth from it. “Stoker spared no effort to present his demonic vampire as dramatically as possible” (Leatherdale 105-17). With this sinister presence of death, people start to panic. As a vampire hunter, it was Helsing’s job to help notify people on how to rid themselves of this demon. Stoker portrays survival in the form of teamwork between the men and women of the novel.
Cullen, as a physician had decided to turn a human into vampires only if he could save them from death. All the humans that Cullen changed, he called them as his family. They were part of his coven and moved with him wherever he went (Meyer, 2005). On the other hand, count Dracula took by force and against the will of his victims. He possessed the power to hypnotize and control his victims, as he controlled Mina when he forced her to drink his blood (Stoker, 1897/2001).
He has the ability to summon fog and mist, which constantly encompasses his castle. The presence of fog at any point in the novel signifies Dracula’s presence and foreshadows that something bad is about to happen. The castle has no mirr... ... middle of paper ... ...stle, he looks for the graves of the three vampire wives and Dracula. He finds the graves and puts some of the holy wafers into Dracula’s tomb before killing the three sister wives. Van Helsing basically banishes Dracula from his own castle by putting wafers in his tomb and at every entrance of the castle.
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