Dracula

Rossy Reyna 7th period

Dr. Seward

One of his most prominent traits seems to be sympathy and kindness. He does not envy Arthur when Lucy chooses him, he instead acts as a good friend and offers to go out. He is completely heartbroken by Lucy's transformation as well as death. He is a very rational man who does not believe in the supernatural.

Changing the fate of Dracula

If Dracula would have been able to overcome the violent monster side of him, he would have been able to contain himself and keep from turning others into vampires. Controlling his weakest point (the vampire side), would signify regaining some of the humanity he lost over the centuries. Over coming his violent side, would give him a chance to live somewhat like a mortal, make friends and even be accepted within the community.

Van Helsing

"He knows what he's talking about better than anyone else."

- Dr. Seward on Van Helsing


Van Helsing, a very wise and knowledgeable individual. Van Helsing is first introduced to the story when Seward seeks help to fix Lucy's situation. He is the one to realize that vampires do in fact exist, and that Lucy is one of them. With his knowledge of folklore and superstitions he is able to find a way to kill vampires. Van Helsing, along with the help of Arthur are able to free Lucy from her "curse" by driving a steak through her heart, decapitating her body, and placing garlic in her mouth. They promise to avenge Lucy's death by killing he who had cursed her. When Mina feels "linked" to Dracula he is the one to hypnotize her. He with the help of Jonathan, and Arthur are able to kill Dracula by slicing his throat and driving the steak through his heart effectively cleaning it, and turning his body into dust.

Bram Stoker's Dracula

"I want you to believe....to believe in things that you cannot"

A reflection-less Dracula

While in the castle Jonathan realizes the place does not contain mirrors for the most part. He then later finds out the reason to this peculiarity is the fact that Dracula does not have a reflection. Bram Stoker portrays vampires as cruel and merciless creatures of the night. Once becoming a vampire all traits of humanity are long forgotten. A very obvious trait being that of a reflection or shadow, both of which he does not posses. This is one of the signs Dracula has to face when dealing with the little to no humanity he has left within him.

"Do you not think that there are things that you cannot understand and yet which are; some people see things that others cannot?"