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Count Dracula Character Analysis

A Count living in a castle in the Carpathian mountains, near present-day Romania (or Transylvania), Dracula is a member of an ancient family of warriors, some of whom fought against the Huns, the Turks, and other invaders in Central Europe in the Middle Ages. Dracula is also a vampire, or an Un-Dead being that sleeps at night, turns into a bat at will, and must feed on the blood of the living to survive. At the beginning of the novel, Dracula is doing business with Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor's assistant, in order to buy property in London; as the novel progresses, Dracula comes to London, bringing with him 50 wooden boxes filled with sacred earth, in which he sleeps to restore and preserve his powers. Eventually, Dracula is tracked down by Harker, Van Helsing, Seward, and others, as he feeds on the blood of the women Lucy and Mina; the group then destroys Dracula's boxes and, eventually, Dracula himself, by stabbing him in the heart and a stake, and cutting off his head, freeing his soul.

Count Dracula Quotes in Dracula

The Dracula quotes below are all either spoken by Count Dracula or refer to Count Dracula. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Dover Publications edition of Dracula published in 2000.
Chapter 3 Quotes

Well, now I promise you that when I am done with him you shall kiss him at your will. Now go! go! I must awaken him, for there is work to be done.

Related Characters: Count Dracula (speaker), Jonathan Harker, The Three Sisters
Page Number: 33
Explanation and Analysis:

This is the first explicit, and truly bizarre, supernatural act in the novel. The narrator never reveals the exact identity of the "Three Women," but they do appear to be under the direct control of Dracula. Dracula, for his part, argues that Harker's blood is, first, for him, and that only after he is done with Harker might the Three Women have their turn.

Here, Stoker makes most clear the link between sexual desire and a hunger, either for blood or for flesh. Throughout the novel, correspondences will be drawn between a hope for sexual coupling and for the satisfaction of Dracula's need for human blood. Dracula is, then, both a "real" character in the text and an embodiment of an abstract characteristic - sexual submission and perceived "sinful" perversions, afflicting (as seen in this passage) both women and men. Harker, for his part, is powerless to resist the Three Women, and it is only when Dracula intervenes that he is "saved" - although it is unclear for how long. 

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Chapter 4 Quotes

At least God's mercy is better than that of these monsters, and the precipice is steep and high. At tis foot a man may sleep—as a man. Good-bye, all! Mina!

Related Characters: Jonathan Harker (speaker), Count Dracula, Mina Harker
Page Number: 45
Explanation and Analysis:

Harker writes in his journal and hopes that his imploring might somehow make its way back to Mina, his beloved (in case he dies without ever seeing her again). He has, at this point, largely given up hope that he might survive his time at Dracula's castle unscathed. He is completely imprisoned, threatened constantly by the strange forebodings of Dracula and the Three Women, and he has come to discover that Dracula sleeps in a coffin and feeds off human blood. He is, to Harker, a "monster."

In this message, Harker hints that perhaps the only way to escape Dracula is to kill himself - to throw himself from the walls of the castle-prison. Harker, nevertheless, plans to escape the fortress by crawling along its side, the same way Dracula does. Harker has noticed that Dracula is capable of moving in these strange, inhuman ways, especially at night - that Dracula assumes, essentially, the form of a bat in the evening. But Harker at this point does not fully understand Dracula's supernatural powers - he knows only that the Count is not of this earth, and that there is little he, Harker, can do to defeat him outright. He must instead escape him through cunning - or if he fails to escape, he must end his life on his own terms, and thus remain a "man" rather than being corrupted and transformed into a "monster." 

Chapter 13 Quotes

I believe it is the Count, but he has grown young. My God, if this be so! Oh, my god! my God!

Related Characters: Jonathan Harker (speaker), Count Dracula
Page Number: 148
Explanation and Analysis:

Harker is shocked to find, on the streets of London, a man who resembles the Count - the very same Count who imprisoned, and nearly killed, Harker many months ago in Transylvania. Harker, like other characters in the novel, is unsure of whether this "supernatural" appearance of the Count - who seems to be younger now than he was in the past  - is attributable to "actual" magic, or to a psychological disturbance on Harker's part. In other words, he does not necessarily trust his own mind, even though his eyes, and heart, tell him that he is in danger, that the Count's specter has returned.

This points to a much larger network of themes in the novel: that of life, science, magic, and their relation to human perception and right-mindedness. Harker wishes, above all, to leave the experiences of Transylvania behind him - to move on as a "regular" person in the world. But the reappearance of the Count causes him to distrust his emotions and his intellect. This, as much as the physical danger the Count poses, is what is truly terrifying about Dracula's influence and threat of violence. 

Chapter 21 Quotes

First, a little refreshment to reward my exertions. You may as well be quiet; it is not the first time, or the second, that your veins have appeased my thirst!

Related Characters: Count Dracula (speaker), Mina Harker
Related Symbols: Blood, Bats
Page Number: 246
Explanation and Analysis:

For the first time in the novel, the Count remarks explicitly on what it feels like to drink the blood of a human, to feed on the life essence of a living being. For Dracula this feeding satisfies several urges. It is, first, a way of refreshing his energies. It is not dissimilar to a human eating "normal" food. But it is, too, a way of restoring a supernatural balance of power. of refreshing his "un-deadness."

This is the paradox of the Count. He is a being who is so dead as to be beyond death - he lives in that state of un-deadness that Lucy also occupied. In order to maintain this state, he must consume the very thing that keeps human beings actually alive - and that is the blood that runs through their veins. Thus blood, symbolically, is revealed to be the key of human life, and also the key to life beyond the pale of the human, in the realm of those existing beyond death. 

Chapter 22 Quotes

And now, my friends, we have a duty here to do. We must sterilize this earth, so sacred of holy memories, that he has brought from a far distant land for such fell use. He has chosen this earth because it has been holy.

Related Characters: Abraham Van Helsing (speaker), Count Dracula
Page Number: 255
Explanation and Analysis:

Van Helsing is a man of science, and he uses scientific methods of rationalism to dispatch Dracula, to make sure that he can no longer endanger those in the immediate vicinity. But there is a trick, or a hitch, to the scientific method that is elaborated in the novel. For it is not, of course, the science one might be taught in a university setting, either today or at the time the novel was written.

Instead, it is scientific rationalism used in the service of explaining events that appear to have no rational explanation. For Stoker, the rational can apply to things that are not necessarily observable, that do no appear to be normal or run-of-the-mill. The supernatural world, then, obeys the same laws as the natural and observable world. Only those laws must be discovered using special methods, and charms, that are not available to the layman. The special knowledge of the scientist, then, is occasionally hard to distinguish from the special knowledge of a priest, or of any other practitioner of occult "magic." 

Chapter 23 Quotes

You think to baffle me, you—with your pale faces all in a row, like sheep in a butcher's. You shall be sorry yet, each one of you! You think you have left me without a place to rest; but I have more. My revenge is just begun!

Related Characters: Count Dracula (speaker), Jonathan Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, Quincey Morris, Arthur Holmwood
Page Number: 263
Explanation and Analysis:

The Count, in this section, reveals that he is aware of the efforts put into motion to stop him. He knows that there are charms that can defeat his powers, that he is not immortal, but rather that mirrors and garlic can affect him a great deal. Dracula figures, in this portion of the novel, that the only way to disrupt the plans of those in the "circle" is to continue to threaten them with the violence of his blood-sucking - and with his ability to appear, without warning, in places where he is not expected. If Dracula can be defeated, he is also very, very difficult to intimidate.

In this way, then, Dracula's activity continues to resemble that of a virus. He moves often invisibly, and he crops up where he is least expected. His potential for appearance prompts a feeling of continual paranoia in those around him. And although he can be dispatched, it is only through the utmost care, and the use of special tinctures that must be prepared in advance of his arrival. 

Chapter 25 Quotes

He has so used your mind; and by it he has left us here in Varna, whilst the ship that carried him rushed through enveloping fog up to Galatz, where, doubtless, he has made preparation for escaping from us.

Related Characters: Abraham Van Helsing (speaker), Count Dracula, Mina Harker
Page Number: 294
Explanation and Analysis:

The novel closes with a chase scene. In many ways, the chase for Dracula has occurred throughout - the novel is structured as a sequence of scenes in which Dracula appears and is then repelled, either by chance or by the concerted efforts of the vampire hunters. The plot is not so much a web of intrigue as it is a set of plans that are put into place to trap Dracula, and, after he escapes, to find him again.

In this closing sequence, then, Dracula is chased back into Transylvania, his ancestral homeland. Thus, although a good part of the middle of the novel takes place in England, the beginning and the end occur abroad, in what is now Romania. The "otherness" of these scenes, surrounded by fog, strange animals, and forbidding castles, is a counterpoint to the "home" that is described in and around London, where modern life goes on more or less uninterrupted, even as Dracula attacks. 

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Count Dracula Character Timeline in Dracula

The timeline below shows where the character Count Dracula appears in Dracula. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Prefatory Note
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..."author" says that all reports in the following "account" (which we read as the novel Dracula) are "exactly contemporary" with the activities mentioned, meaning that memory has not distorted the presentation... (full context)
Chapter 1
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Before leaving London, Harker did research on the part of the world where Count Dracula lives, in his castle—it is a region known as Transylvania, in present-day eastern Romania,... (full context)
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Harker reaches the Golden Krone Hotel, recommended for him by Dracula, in Bistritz, which is connected to the Castle Dracula by a patch of difficult terrain... (full context)
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...landlady, the owners of the hotel, if they can give him any information about the Count, but they only cross themselves and seem too afraid to speak of Dracula. Harker writes... (full context)
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...came to him and asked if he absolutely had to go to the castle; that Dracula is a dangerous man; and that the fourth of May is the eve of St.... (full context)
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...and lover, that he is beginning to have some reservations about his journey to meet Dracula. (full context)
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May 5. The Castle. Harker writes this entry from Dracula's castle, which he has reached since his last entry. On the coach from Bistritz to... (full context)
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...to the next town, with the other villagers. Just at this point, however, a " strange driver " arrives in a quickly-driven horse-drawn carriage of his own. This driver says he knows... (full context)
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...and the strange driver tells Harker that he, the driver, has been instructed by the Count to take care of Harker, and to bring him quickly to the castle. (full context)
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...Pass, and Harker is scared at the sound of howling dogs and wolves, although the strange driver does not seem to notice these sounds. The air grows colder, and they increase in... (full context)
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...that they are pulling into the ruined front portion of the old castle—the estate of Dracula. (full context)
Chapter 2
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...is the first the reader learns of Harker's occupation, although his reasons for visiting the Count are still not clear. (full context)
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...front of the castle's door for some time, Harker hears a man approach: it is Dracula, who opens the door, bearing a lamp. Dracula is tall and wiry, with a white... (full context)
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Dracula carries Harker's heavy bags, without help, to Harker's room, and bids Harker to come down... (full context)
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...has had an attack of gout and cannot travel, and that the business deal between Dracula and Hawkins will be drawn up by Harker. This explains Harker's presence at the castle.... (full context)
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Dracula, according to Harker, has a long, thin nose, a protruding forehead, sharp teeth, red lips,... (full context)
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...for him in the dining room. In that room Harker finds a note, left by Dracula, saying that Dracula must be gone on business during the day. Harker notices that there... (full context)
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Harker compliments Dracula on his command of English, but Dracula says there is always room to improve it.... (full context)
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Dracula and Harker have a conversation, wherein Harker asks about the ritual of the blue flames... (full context)
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Dracula then asks Harker about the nature of their business transaction—which turns out to be a... (full context)
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Harker references his notes, on Dracula's urging, and describes how he found the Purfleet estate, called Carfax. Harker explains that the... (full context)
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Harker continues working, and Dracula returns, later, to tell him that a late dinner is served. Again, Harker eats and... (full context)
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May 8. Harker begins this next entry by saying that he fears he and Dracula are the only two people in the castle, and that his "night-existence" with Dracula (both... (full context)
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Then, just as Harker turns to greet Dracula himself, he realizes he has cut himself on the chin, while shaving; blood is trickling... (full context)
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Dracula tells Harker to be careful how he cuts himself—that it can be "dangerous" in Transylvania... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...left off—he realizes he is a prisoner, but after a brief period of vocal despair (Dracula is gone during this part of the day), he realizes he must keep his wits... (full context)
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Harker also realizes that, if there are no servants, then Dracula must have been the strange driver of the carriage, as well. This means Dracula possesses... (full context)
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May 8. Midnight. Harker writes of his conversation that evening with Dracula—the Count spoke about Transylvanian history, explaining battles in so minute detail that it seemed, to... (full context)
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Dracula goes into some detail about the Szekelys race, from which his family sprang. This race... (full context)
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But Dracula says, once again, that he must leave off his story at the crowing of the... (full context)
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May 12. Harker begins this part of his journal by relating a conversation he and Dracula had, between the 8th and the 12th of May, in the evening, concerning Dracula's newly-purchased... (full context)
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Dracula asks if Harker has had a chance to send any letters to the outside world... (full context)
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Harker realizes that Dracula has the power to make him send these letters, as Harker is the Count's prisoner... (full context)
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Dracula then leaves the room and his letters. Harker sees four letters of Dracula's: they are... (full context)
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...small stone staircase in his room and looks out a window, onto a window of Dracula's bedroom. Harker sees Dracula climbing, face-down, out of his window and down the stone wall... (full context)
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May 15. Harker sees Dracula again leaving his room in his "lizard-like" fashion, and notes that Dracula is probably far... (full context)
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...asleep, only to awaken to the sight of three women—two with dark hair, resembling the Count, and one with fair hair. (full context)
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...eat Harker and to make love to him. In this moment—to which Harker submits in "ecstasy"—Dracula returns to the room and, throwing the women aside, declares that they can only "kiss"... (full context)
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The women accuse Dracula of never loving anyone, but Dracula dispels them, saying he has loved in the past.... (full context)
Chapter 4
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...that his clothes have been folded in a fashion not his own; Harker believes that Dracula has carried him back to his room after the episode with the three women. Harker... (full context)
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...of that night were real—but the room has been re-bolted shut, and Harker believes that Dracula has done this. Thus Harker believes, more deeply now, that the three women were no... (full context)
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May 19. Dracula instructs Harker to write three letters: one saying he (Harker) will leave the castle in... (full context)
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May 28. Harker notices that a band of gypsies has encamped in the courtyard of Dracula's castle—gypsies frequently do this in Romania—they attach themselves to the court of a nobleman and... (full context)
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...with gold, and motions to them that the letters should be sent via post. But Dracula comes into Harker's room soon after with the two letters; he opens both, and seeing... (full context)
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...the documents he arrived with, along with his traveling clothes, have disappeared—presumably taken away by Dracula. (full context)
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June 24. Before morning. Harker peers out his window and sees Dracula leaving the castle in his lizard-like fashion, dressed in Harker's clothes—Harker believes that Dracula is... (full context)
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Later, in his bedroom, Harker hears a sound in Dracula's room—a muffled cry, then silence. A gypsy woman outside cries that her child has disappeared,... (full context)
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...Harker as he wakes—Harker realizes, in a flash of inspiration, that he has not seen Dracula in the daylight, meaning that, perhaps, the monstrous Count cannot operate during those hours. Harker... (full context)
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...side of the castle, carefully on the large, rough blocks of stone, until he reaches Dracula's window, which he enters. Dracula's room is barely furnished, though there are heaps of gold... (full context)
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Harker continues through Dracula's rooms, a series of them in a special "apartment" in the castle, and eventually emerges... (full context)
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Dracula appears either to be dead or sleeping, but his cheeks are rosy and warm, and... (full context)
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June 29. Dracula comes to Harker and tells him that, the following morning, Harker shall leave the castle.... (full context)
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In the night, Harker hears Dracula talking to the three women, telling them that "tonight is his time," and that tomorrow... (full context)
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...when he goes downstairs to try the main door to the castle, he finds that Dracula has locked it again. Harker resolves to find the key, even if Dracula keeps it... (full context)
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Harker crawls back into Dracula's crypt, and finds the Count "asleep" in his wooden box filled with earth. Dracula's mouth... (full context)
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...castle, to Bistritz, and eventually back west. He resolves to take with him some of Dracula's gold for his journey. Harker ends his journal by hoping that, if he does not... (full context)
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...has only received a very quick letter from Harker, saying he has arrived at Castle Dracula. Mina asks Lucy for information about a tall, handsome suitor of Lucy's. (full context)
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On the 17th of July, a crew member reports a tall, thin man is living on the ship, though he is not included in the crew logs. The... (full context)
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By August 3rd, it is only the captain, the mate, and the " thin man " aboard, although the captain still has seen no sign of the latter. The captain... (full context)
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...the bottom of the account, in her journal, that it is unclear who this " thin man " might be, and that the ship's fate might remain another "mystery of the sea."... (full context)
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...the neighboring estate at Carfax, which Seward does not know has been purchased recently by Dracula. There, as Seward approaches Renfield, he hears Renfield pledging allegiance to the Master, but does... (full context)
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...Budapest, that he does not seem to remember very much of his time at Castle Dracula, and that Mina is afraid to ask Jonathan too many questions, lest she dredge up... (full context)
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...stops suddenly and appears completely afraid. He tells Mina that he sees "the thin man," Dracula, walking around the streets of London. They walk quickly away, and Jonathan naps for a... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 23. Mina, who is worried about Jonathan after his vision of the Count in London, spends the day reading Jonathan Harker's Journal of his time at the castle,... (full context)
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...September 24. Mina vows to transcribe Harker's journal via typewriter, as she fears that the Count might now be in London, and Harker might come in contact with him once more—in... (full context)
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...Mina also fears that there is a connection between Lucy's illness and Jonathan's time with Dracula, though she quickly announces, to herself, this can't be possible—she believes the events to be... (full context)
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...him immeasurably. Mina says she is worried about Jonathan, after his attack upon seeing the Count in London, and Mina also says that Harker has his own journal with the events... (full context)
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...brave man, that he was not afflicted by madness during his time at the Castle Dracula, and that his account of Dracula is therefore accurate. (full context)
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...he cannot believe he has started up his journal again, since his time with the Count, but that he wishes to continue to document events related to the Count. Harker meets... (full context)
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...members, when this is completed, whether they will help him in the final task—finding the Count, and doing the same to him. All four agree that they will do so until... (full context)
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...gives Seward Mina's and Jonathan's diaries to read, to learn more about their histories with Dracula and with Lucy's sleepwalking. Seward meets Mina at the train station and brings her to... (full context)
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...that they have a complete record of all that has gone on related to the Count and his powers—and that all the rest in the group should read it, such that... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 29. Mina continues assembling the typed transcript of all Dracula-related materials—in effect "writing the book" which the reader is now reading. She swoons a bit,... (full context)
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...done previously. Seward has learned, from reading Harker's and Mina's letters and journals, that the Count lives next door to the insane asylum—Seward now believes that Renfield's madness is linked to... (full context)
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...that, on his visit to the Whitby port, he met with Billington, who manages the Count's import and export in England—Billington reports, to Harker, that a delivery of fifty wooden boxes,... (full context)
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...the two promise to be good friends, and to help in the defeat of the Count. (full context)
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...insane asylum, since Mina, too, believes there to be a link between Renfield and the Count, next-door at Renfield. When Mina goes to him, accompanied by Seward and Van Helsing, Renfield... (full context)
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...hiding his madness—or only appearing to repudiate his illness in order to disguise the influence Dracula has over him. Mina and the others leave Renfield, and Mina finishes the typing up... (full context)
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...mate," Mina, Jonathan, Arthur, and Morris. Van Helsing begins this "meeting" by going over, briefly, Dracula's history, and the nature of his vampirism. Vampires can do the following: they possess the... (full context)
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But Van Helsing tells the group, too, that Dracula can be defeated—his thoughts are the thoughts of a "child-brain," although he is quite strong—it... (full context)
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Van Helsing goes on to say that Dracula has no reflection—as observed by Harker—and can slip through difficult spaces once invited into them,... (full context)
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Van Helsing also states that Dracula has lived an immensely long time, and that Dracula himself fought in the battles he... (full context)
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...bat which has flown around the house—he misses, but this reminds Van Helsing that the Count could be near them at any moment, in the form of a bat or rat.... (full context)
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...Renfield is again only feigning his rationality, as a means either of getting closer to Dracula or of wreaking other havoc in London. Seward tells Renfield that he cannot support Renfield's... (full context)
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...Renfield did "everything he could" to convince Seward he had to be far away from Dracula. Renfield implies that, if anything bad is to happen to him in the near future,... (full context)
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...only appearing to be rational in order to gain his release and join forces with Dracula. The group (with Mina left back at Seward's chambers in the asylum) decides it is... (full context)
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The men of the group break into Dracula's house and make their way down to the basement, directly themselves based on Harker's knowledge... (full context)
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...cheered to learn that other animals can drive away those animals (here, the rats) that Dracula appears to summon to do his bidding. Van Helsing also announces that they have only... (full context)
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...her. Mina is worried that the men of the group are keeping information about the Count from her, because they fear this information would worry Mina. Mina reports a dream that... (full context)
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...he is glad the group is keeping Mina "out of the loop" on these latest Dracula developments, as he fears she is now overcome with a nervous condition about the Count. (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 2. Evening. Harker continues seeking out places where Dracula might have stored the other 21 boxes—he does so by talking to various tradesman who... (full context)
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...second meeting later that day, and realizes, after this second, afternoon meeting, that Renfield and Dracula are almost certainly in cahoots, and that perhaps Renfield wishes, also, to suck on the... (full context)
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...and Van Helsing, like Seward, believes that Renfield might once again be in league with Dracula. (full context)
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...and Sons, broker to the house in Piccadilly the group believes to be inhabited by Dracula and his boxes, writes to Arthur, whom Harker has put in touch with the broker,... (full context)
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...stand outside Renfield's room, to look after him, as he and Van Helsing sense that Dracula might visit Renfield. Seward remarks that Arthur and Harker are working on an entry into... (full context)
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...death, his back broken and face smashed in. Renfield, between gasps, tells the two that Dracula appeared outside his window and promised Renfield an "infinite" amount of red blood in the... (full context)
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Before dying, Renfield also tells the two that he fears Dracula wants to harm Mina, as Renfield believed he felt Dracula asking for Mina the previous... (full context)
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...find a terrible scene in the bedroom. Mina has been bitten on the neck by Dracula—her blood is smeared all over his face, and he is holding her head to a... (full context)
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Van Helsing pushes some of the holy host at Dracula, who is aghast at the sight and escapes through the window, where the group cannot... (full context)
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...and Van Helsing, who attempt to calm him down. Mina, realizing that she has drunk Dracula's blood, fears that she has been "contaminated," and that she is now unclean, and unfit... (full context)
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...she felt a white mist enveloping her, and saw, on waking in the dream, that Dracula was bending to suck her blood—she was powerless to stop him, and then Dracula forced... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 3. Harker records the preparations made at stalking and killing Count Dracula. He notes, also, that Seward and Van Helsing have told a "white lie" about... (full context)
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...she says that, if she believes her living would cause the group harm (by luring Dracula to them, for example), she would rather kill herself than cause others to be hurt.... (full context)
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...the newer Piccadilly house, because, as Van Helsing says, these boxes, filled with earth from Dracula's native land, allow him to "recharge" and to fully deploy his powers. Without the boxes,... (full context)
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...and discovers a red scar there—a mark, she believes, of her "pollution" by having drunk Dracula's blood. Mina is horrified, but the men of the group bend on their knees and... (full context)
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...house (as before, Arthur pretends that he has an interest in purchasing the property from Dracula, its absentee owner). The five then enter the house and find, in its basement, a... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. October 3. In Seward's office, Van Helsing explains to Seward and Harker that Dracula used Renfield, whom he considered a weak and "mad" mind, to enter Seward's home, which... (full context)
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...means that, in all, 49 of the 50 boxes have been sterilized—the group must find Dracula's final box. When the five men are in Seward's office, with Mina down the hall,... (full context)
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All of a sudden, Dracula leaps into Seward's office, crashing through a window, and confronts the five men. Harker attempts... (full context)
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After Dracula runs away, however, Van Helsing tells the shaken member of the group that the group... (full context)
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Mina, however, has not been touched by Dracula, and appears proud of the men that they have repelled him successfully—at least for now.... (full context)
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...something. But the other men of the group, on watch, seem to guard successfully against Dracula, as no one attempts to enter the house. (full context)
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...if he can hypnotize her—she feels that, since she is now "connected by blood" to Dracula, perhaps she can be hypnotized into a state in which she communes with the Count,... (full context)
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...only darkness and hear the lapping of waves—this causing Van Helsing to think that the Count is attempting his escape, with the final wooden box, aboard a boat somewhere. He and... (full context)
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...Seward). October 4. Van Helsing reports to Harker that the rest of the group believe Dracula to have left England for Varna, a port near Romania—they expect that he has retired... (full context)
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...p.m. The group holds a meeting in order to go over its plan for catching Dracula, and to outline recent news of his whereabouts—Mina keeps the minutes in her journal. Van... (full context)
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Van Helsing says that Mina's hypnotic dream earlier that day was proof enough that Dracula is on the Czarina Catherine—Van Helsing also notes that the men aboard that ship, when... (full context)
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...after the meeting is over, since she feels that the group is closing in on Dracula—she also notes down, however, that when she sees herself in the mirror, and the scar... (full context)
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...that the group appears better rested on this day—that they appear resolved to track down Dracula at the ends of the earth, back in Romania. Van Helsing calls Seward aside, however,... (full context)
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...fears she is becoming weaker, and Mina asks that Harker keep all plans about tracking Dracula from her, as she fears she will share them unknowingly with the Count, since her... (full context)
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...men on their journey to Romania, as her ability to have a hypnotic "connection" with Dracula will provide the group information on his whereabouts. Van Helsing considers this for a time,... (full context)
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...to intercept the Czarina Catherine when it reaches the port there. Morris vows to stab Dracula in the heart as soon as he sees him. Later that evening, Harker draws up... (full context)
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...delayed for some time, based on a lack of information about the whereabouts of the Count's vessel bound for Varna. Mina announces, around dusk (she is, for some unknown reason, more... (full context)
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...total, three days. When the group arrives in Varna, however, there is no word of Dracula, and Mina reports, from her hypnotic state, only the sound of more waves lapping against... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 16. No more news of the Count's ship; Mina still reports the "lapping of waves" from her trance-state. (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 17. Harker recounts briefly the plans for attacking the Count, once his ship arrives at Varna—Harker will stab him through the heart, and Van Helsing... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 24. Still no news of the Count's arrival at Varna, and Mina reports, again, only the sound of waves from the Count's... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. October 25. Seward announces his worry that the Count has not arrived sooner, and says that it is frustrating actually to write in his... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. October 26. Still no news of the Count, although Seward reports that a fog has fallen over Varna in the past day. (full context)
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...and Mina talk, and Van Helsing relates to them a theory he has of the Count's deception—that the Count was aware of the "connection" he had with Mina's mind, and deliberately... (full context)
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...29. Seward writes from the train to Galatz, from Varna—the group is preparing to find Dracula, on calls on Mina, again hypnotized by Van Helsing, to give information as to Dracula's... (full context)
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...October 30. 7 a.m. Van Helsing again hypnotizes Mina, who, in a trance, says that Dracula is still on land, and that she can hear cattle in the distance. Mina wakes... (full context)
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...briefly, that the men have the group have gone off to determine where exactly the Count's ship has landed at Galatz. (full context)
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...speak with some English customs workers working near Galatz, who have heard stories about the Count's ship as it approached harbor in the central Europe—the workers say that the Romanians on... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 30. Evening. Mina, in her journal, works out a plan for where Dracula and the box must be. She determines that it would be easiest for Dracula, and... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 30. (continued). Mina tells what she has conjectured about Dracula's path to the castle to Van Helsing, who believes it is a sound hypothesis. He... (full context)
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...take a launch, a small boat, up the Sereth river to the castle to find Dracula. Harker notes in his journal that he is nervous about approaching this "infernal" region again.... (full context)
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...huddling together to keep warm, and praying to God for their safety in confronting the Count. (full context)
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...they saw a larger boat heading up the river ahead of them—Harker believes that the Count is on this other boat. (full context)
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...by this time have ordered a carriage and horses and have headed to the Castle Dracula by land, to meet up with the rest of the group. Harker estimates that Van... (full context)
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...are starting off on their way over land, through the Borgo Pass, and off to Dracula's castle. Mina says that she worries for Harker's sake, as he is on the river,... (full context)
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...Mina, during a break in their trip, and she responds in her trance that the Count and his box are still on the river and heading toward the castle. Mina worries... (full context)
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...feels her scar on her forehead and knows that she is still "marked" by the Count—she hopes that, once the Count is destroyed, she can be made clean once again. (full context)
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...but the hypnosis no longer workers. Van Helsing fears that Mina is now more under Dracula's control, or that, perhaps, the proximity of the castle has increased his strength over her. (full context)
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...with crushed holy host, a "holy circle" which he believes will protect them both from Dracula. (full context)
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...hiking distance. In the castle graveyard, he finds the tombs of the three sisters of Dracula, and using all his strength, opens them, drives stakes into the sisters' hearts, and cuts... (full context)
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...entryways to the castle with his mixture of garlic and host, in order to keep Dracula from being able to re-enter there. He then returns to Mina, who looks even paler... (full context)
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...at the dirt path on the way to the castle, and lie in wait for Dracula and his cart, bearing the wooden chest. As snow begins to fall, and the weather... (full context)
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...then use their strength to pry open the box, and in doing so, Morris stabs Dracula in the heart, and Harker cuts off his head in an instant. Harker has been... (full context)
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The castle Dracula glows red against the evening sky—they have managed to free Dracula's body before the sun... (full context)
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The holy circle, which Van Helsing had drawn around Mina and himself again, while aweaiting Dracula, no longer is necessary to protect them. They run to the wagon to see Harker,... (full context)
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Morris announces that it was an honor to work with them all to defeat Dracula, and as he dies, he points to Mina's forehead with a look of joy and... (full context)
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Harker writes a closing note to the account of Dracula, seven years after Dracula's final death. Mina and Harker now have a child, named Quincey,... (full context)
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...both happily married. As Harker and Mina go over the documents comprising the account of Dracula, they think of Van Helsing's words, uttered to them recently—that although the documents were assembled... (full context)