Insight to Draculas Bloody Tale
Luis Mendez and Sebastian Monzon 3rd period
Dracula is a very compelling character. Of course being the main villain he is seen as a destructive, manipulative and malevolent character. But what's really intriguing about him is the reason why he became a vampire. So after his wife's death he decided to make a pact with the devil which created him into the an he is now. What Stoker is tryin to do is try to show a little bit of sympathy for Dracula even after all the evil he has done to the other characters. Now that he found someone who that look similar and acts in a manner relative to his diseased wife he chose to covert her into a vampire so that they can live together eternally. The fact that he has a motive for what he's done its what give this character such a unique personality.
"Blood is a precious thing in these days of dishonored peace" (Stoker 3 2). This theme is common throughout the novel. One will gain vital powers if they drink the blood of another, with this idea that blood has powers the novel shows that blood is an important part for Dracula. Not only seen as something that gives power, but blood is also seen as something that gives life, with more blood more life appears. Dracula needs blood to survive and continue living while humans do not need to drink blood for survival. Blood is such a unique and unnatural thing to consume Stoker creates an intense horror not just for the book but for the mind of the reader.
Eve of St. George's Day
So according to the novel Eve of St. George's Day is the day in which all evil is let loose. This of course is a myth from the region in which Jonathan was in. This day apparently was so bad that the woman had to implore for him to stay for his own sake. This of course is foreshadowing to the coming of Dracula and to what evil will approach him. The only thing that could help Harker at this time was a crucifix given by the lady in the Inn; this shows how this day is a based on some religious belief.
Character: Quincy P. Morris
He is the only American in the book coming from Texas to England. He is strange that he accepts that vampires are real like its a normal part of life. Always the first one to volunteer to kill something. I believe he is the fallen hero of the novel. He had to die in order for the crew to finally kill Dracula. His life lead up to this moment, he was the character nobody really knew much about, but once he kills the main antagonist, he is turned into a hero, he is revived as the savor of them rather than the nobody he was seen as.