Dracula

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Harker's fiancée, and then wife, Mina tends to Lucy, her friend and Arthur's fiancée, during Lucy's illness; it then turns out that Lucy was preyed upon by Dracula. Mina, in turn, has her blood sucked by Dracula, and through a "blood link" formed between her and Dracula, Mina is able to channel his thoughts when hypnotized by Van Helsing.

Mina Harker Quotes in Dracula

The Dracula quotes below are all either spoken by Mina Harker or refer to Mina Harker. 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 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." 

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Chapter 7 Quotes

Early this morning a large dog, a half-bred mastiff belonging to a coal merchant . . . , was found dead in the roadway opposite to its master's yard, It had been fighting, and manifestly had had a savage opponent, for its throat was torn away, and its belly was slit open . . . .

Related Characters: Mina Harker (speaker)
Related Symbols: Blood
Page Number: 70
Explanation and Analysis:

This is another instance of the haunting violence that appears to be afflicting those on the English coast, near Mina, Lucy, and their friends. This dog may or may not have been the same dog that escaped from the deck of an abandoned ship that washes up in the nearby harbor. The locals do not fully understand what is happening in their community, but they do sense that a violent foreboding is pervading everything - exciting, especially, the animals nearby to fits of odd behavior.

The parts of the dog that are maimed are not by accident. As will be revealed later, Dracula focuses on the necks of his victims, all the better to suck the blood from them in order to nourish himself. And the belly, too, is another symbolically-powerful location - hinting both at earthly hunger and at pregnancy, which in the context of the novel is shot through with dark notions of the integrity of the female body and the protection of sexual purity. 

Chapter 8 Quotes

She looks so sweet as she sleeps; but she is paler than is her wont, and there is a drawn, haggard look under her eyes which I do not like.

Related Characters: Mina Harker (speaker), Lucy Westenra
Page Number: 82
Explanation and Analysis:

Mina begins to notice a change in Lucy's demeanor. Lucy exhibits symptoms that would be similar to those of, say, someone sick with a serious illness (like consumption). Lucy has very little energy, she sleeps for long periods during the day, and she has difficulty holding down food and water.

But Lucy's ailment has another dimension, too. She leaves the house at night and goes out walking among the grasses and by the seashore. Lucy, too, seems to have no recollection of these events the next day. Further, Lucy has the signs of bitemarks on her neck. It is not clear what animal has put these marks there, and Lucy does not actively recall being bitten. But the idea that Lucy's "disease" has been transmitted through contact with another force is a powerful and persistent one in the novel. It will be borne out, later, when it is revealed that Dracula draws blood from the necks of his unsuspecting victims in an identical process. 

Chapter 17 Quotes

We women have something of the mother in us that makes us rise above smaller matters wen the mother-spirit is invoked. . . .

Related Characters: Mina Harker (speaker)
Page Number: 197
Explanation and Analysis:

Mina admits to an overarching care not only for Lucy, whom she has seen destroyed by vampiric illness, but for all those in the circle, whom she rightly believes to be in danger at the hands of the Count. Mina, it is revealed in this section, displays this (stereotypically feminine) "mother-spirit" in numerous ways, not the least of which is her desire to write down the events she has seen. In other words, Mina's journal becomes the basis for the entire account on which the book is based. Mina is the secret author of Dracula, and Stoker is (within the fictional world of the novel) merely using her words to form the "total" account after compiling it with other journals to which he has, presumably, gained access.

In this way, Dracula is not only a story about blood, lust, and the supernatural. It is a story about the telling of stories - the way that stories unfold from documentary accounts of things. Mina is the "writer" and the "editor" here, and Stoker, by this logic, is merely the publisher of her words. 

Chapter 19 Quotes

Last night I slept, but did not dream. I must have slept soundly, for I was not waked by Jonathan coming to bed; but the sleep has not refreshed me, for to-day I feel terribly weak and spiritless.

Related Characters: Mina Harker (speaker), Jonathan Harker
Related Symbols: Bats
Page Number: 223
Explanation and Analysis:

Dreams are an important part of the narrative. Because they exist outside of waking life, they are a means of tapping into whatever supernatural or spiritual energies flow beneath life's surface. They are also a window into other consciousnesses - and when Dracula is present, dreams allow the dreamer to see him, perhaps to confront him or flee from him. That is why Mina reports that she does not remember her dreams - she does not remember having contact with Dracula at that time.

But Mina also notes that the sleep she slept did not possess characteristics typical of sleep. That is, it did nothing to restore her. It was not a respite from anything - it was a way of coming closer to Dracula's dangerous energies, even if she does not remember them. Sleep, in the novel, is therefore not a way of refreshing the body. It is instead a plane on which supernatural forces can act, without regulation of the conscious mind in waking life. 

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 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. 

Chapter 26 Quotes

We are truly in the hands of God. He alone knows what may be, and I pray Him, with all the strength of my sad and humble soul, that He will watch over my beloved husband . . . .

Related Characters: Mina Harker (speaker), Jonathan Harker
Page Number: 310
Explanation and Analysis:

Throughout the novel, Mina does not abandon her religious faith. She remains a Christian, even when she encounters the demoniac energies of Dracula, and sees what can happen to one when possessed by the spirit of the devil. Indeed, this devilish quality in Dracula gives more fire to the passion Mina feels in her Christian beliefs. She does everything she can to continue to pray, and to put her faith in divine providence - in the idea that God has a plan for her, and for the other members of the circle.

This is another component in the novel's complex relationship to belief and rationalism. For Van Helsing argues that Dracula can be killed using a mixture of scientific rigor and folk charms - some of which are known, in early chapters, to the people of Romania among whom the Count lives. But along with this rigor, there is, too, a sense that absolute belief in the power of goodness will help the circle to overcome their terror. This belief is not opposed to the rationalism of the remainder of the novel, but instead works alongside it. 

Now God be thanked that all has not been in vain! See! the snow is not more stainless than her forehead! The curse has passed away!

Related Characters: Quincey Harker (speaker), Mina Harker
Page Number: 325
Explanation and Analysis:

The idea of a "curse," and the related idea of a "mark" or "stain," are central to the text. The reader becomes aware of Dracula's presence through physical traces - that one character seems pale, or that another has bite marks on her throat. Dracula steals the soul, the essence of a person (and also violates them in an almost sexual manner), and in doing this, he leaves unmistakeable marks on that person's body. These traces are the clues by which the scientific mind can work to find Dracula. And even though Dracula is a cunning villain, he can nevertheless be tracked using these clues.

Thus Stoker combines, again, the spiritual elements of a religiously-infused thriller with the cold, hard scientific rationalism of a detective novel. We know Dracula's presence by his physical traces, and when Dracula is defeated, we see those traces, as if by magic, removed from the bodies of those who have been afflicted by him. This is a perfect cycle of, and encapsulation of, Dracula's power and influence in the text. He is the presence always present, always noticeable to the trained eye - and yet he is terribly difficult to track, and even more difficult to defeat. Here, he is finally overcome. 

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Mina Harker Character Timeline in Dracula

The timeline below shows where the character Mina Harker appears in Dracula. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...put such an emphasis on religious adornments like crucifixes). He admits, in writing and to Mina, who appears to be his intended and lover, that he is beginning to have some... (full context)
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...Harker writes a long, formal letter to Hawkins, following Dracula's instructions above, and another to Mina, his lover, using shorthand, which Mina can read and Dracula cannot. Dracula also writes his... (full context)
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...carrying messages from inside the castle to the outside world. Harker writes a letter to Mina, in shorthand, explaining that he is a prisoner (but leaving out his supernatural experiences). He... (full context)
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...letter is innocuous, says that Harker might post it. Dracula burns the encoded letter to Mina, however, sensing that Harker has put in it information about his imprisonment. Dracula leaves, and... (full context)
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...escape. Harker ends this journal entry by praying to God, and sending his love to Mina and to Hawkins, whom he calls a "second father" to him. (full context)
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...hoping that, if he does not survive, somehow the journal might make it back to Mina, as proof of how much Harker loves her, and has loved her throughout his ordeal... (full context)
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Letter from Miss Mina Murray to Miss Lucy Westenra, May 9. Mina, Harker's lover, writes to her friend Lucy,... (full context)
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Mina ends her letter saying she has only received a very quick letter from Harker, saying... (full context)
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Letter from Lucy to Mina (undated). Lucy tells Mina that she has fallen in love with the "tall, handsome suitor,"... (full context)
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Letter from Lucy to Mina, May 24. Lucy begins this letter by telling Mina that she has had three suitors... (full context)
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Mina Murray's Journal. July 24. Whitby. The narrative jumps forward; Mina has traveled to Whitby, on... (full context)
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Mina reports of an old man named Swales with whom she converses, overlooking the harbor at... (full context)
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Mina Murray's Journal. August 1. Mina reports another conversation she and Lucy have with Mr. Swales,... (full context)
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Swales, his friends, and Mina and Lucy walk through a graveyard nearby and look at names on the graves. Swales... (full context)
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Later that day, Mina comes back up to the graveyard to journal alone. She writes that she has received... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. July 26. Mina writes that she is worried about two people: Jonathan and Lucy.... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. July 27. Mina has been looking after Lucy, whom she believes to be in... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 3. Mina notes that Lucy's sleepwalking is continuing, and that Jonathan still has... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 6. Mina notes that the weather over Whitby has been severe of late,... (full context)
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Swales leaves Mina, and a coast-guardsman arrives to tell Mina that a Russian ship appears to be swinging... (full context)
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Cutting from "The Dailygraph," August 8. (Pasted in Mina's Journal). Mina includes this article from the Whitby newspaper, describing the strange storm of August... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 9. Mina reports that the Russian schooner came from Varna, a port in... (full context)
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Mina is permitted by a harbor official to look over the logbooks of the ship, known... (full context)
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Mina adds to the bottom of the account, in her journal, that it is unclear who... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 8. Mina returns to an entry dated before the arrival of the Demeter... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 10. Lucy and Mina attend the funeral service of the captain of the... (full context)
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Mina reports, also, that Lucy appears to be troubled by strange dreams, although Lucy will not... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 10. 11 p.m. Mina reports that Lucy appears to be doing somewhat better—and... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 11. Mina awakes to find that Lucy has sleepwalked out of the house—Mina... (full context)
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Mina takes a pin and closes Lucy's nightgown at her throat, then half-carries, half-drags Lucy back... (full context)
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Later that day, at noon, Mina looks at Lucy, sleeping soundly, as sees that Lucy has a small cut and trickle... (full context)
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Mina believes, that evening, that Lucy has somewhat recovered her strength, although Lucy has been quiet.... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 12. Mina is surprised to note that, in the night, Lucy tries, twice,... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 13. Lucy, in her sleep (and without her knowledge), sits up and points... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 14. Mina notes that Lucy appears to be longing for someone or something... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 15. Mrs. Westenra, Lucy's mother, confides in Mina this day that she (Mrs.... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 17. Lucy's condition has taken a turn for the worse. Although Lucy eats... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 18. Seated once again at the cemetery with Lucy, Mina asks her friend... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. August 19. Mina receives word from Hawkins that Jonathan is alive, though he is... (full context)
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Letter from Sister Agatha, Nurse, in Budapest, to Mina. August 12. The presiding nurse, caring for Jonathan in Budapest, writes to Mina that Jonathan... (full context)
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Letter, Mina Harker to Lucy. August 24. Mina tells Lucy that Jonathan is in poor but stable... (full context)
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Jonathan, on waking up, gives Mina his journal from the castle, and asks her to keep the journal from him—Harker does... (full context)
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Mina closes her letter to Lucy by briefly describing the wedding ceremony, which is a bit... (full context)
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Letter from Lucy to Mina. August 30. Lucy writes a brief letter back to Mina, saying that she (Lucy) is... (full context)
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Letter from Mina to Lucy. September 17. (unread). Mina writes a letter to Lucy, since she has not... (full context)
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Letter from Mina to Lucy. September 18. (unread). In another brief unread letter, Mina informs Lucy that Hawkins... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 22. In London for Hawkins' funeral, Mina and Jonathan go for a walk... (full context)
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Later that day, Mina receives a telegram from Van Helsing that Lucy and her mother have both died, and... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 23. Mina, who is worried about Jonathan after his vision of the Count... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 24. Mina vows to transcribe Harker's journal via typewriter, as she fears that... (full context)
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Letter from Van Helsing to Mina. September 24. Van Helsing writes and introduces himself to Mina, saying that he has read... (full context)
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Telegram from Mina to Van Helsing. September 25. Mina agrees to meet Van Helsing that day to discuss... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 25. That morning, Mina worries why Van Helsing wishes to discuss Lucy with... (full context)
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Later that day, Van Helsing comes to meet with Mina, who shares with the Professor her journal from the time of Lucy's illness. Van Helsing... (full context)
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Letter from Van Helsing to Mina. September 25. 6 p.m. Van Helsing tells Mina, in a brief letter, that Harker is... (full context)
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Letter from Mina to Van Helsing, September 25. 6:30 p.m. Mina replies that she is greatly relieved to... (full context)
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...some of the papers related to Dracula's purchase of property in England. Van Helsing commends Mina to Harker, saying that she is a beautiful and intelligent woman, and Harker thanks him. (full context)
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...the newspaper article about the "dark lady," the one he stumbled upon while speaking with Mina—Seward reads the article, but does not understand why it so upsets Van Helsing. (full context)
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...29. (continued). Van Helsing returns to his hotel, with Seward, and finds a telegram from Mina saying that Jonathan is in Whitby, and that she (Mina) will be taking the train... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 29. Mina talks first with Seward in his study, where she sees his... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 29. Seward sees Mina later that day, as she comes down for supper in his house. She appears distressed,... (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... (full context)
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...about "life forces," as he had 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... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 30. Mina, Van Helsing, Arthur, and Morris meet in London, along with Seward... (full context)
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Later, Mina and Arthur sit together in the office, while the others are out of the room—Arthur... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. September 30. Seward reports that Mina asks to meet with Renfield at the insane asylum, since Mina, too, believes there to... (full context)
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Mina finds Renfield somewhat rational, but Seward believes that Renfield is only hiding his madness—or only... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. September 30. Van Helsing calls a meeting of the "group": Seward, his "first mate,"... (full context)
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...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 time to break into... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 1. Later. Harker wakes up the next morning next to Mina, who complains of having terrible dreams, and who seems to be quite tired. Harker lets... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 1. Mina writes about the previous night's sleep, in which she heard dogs... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 2. Mina meets with Renfield during the day—he appears quiet and withdrawn, again,... (full context)
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...the whereabouts of the boxes. Jonathan reiterates that he is glad the group is keeping Mina "out of the loop" on these latest Dracula developments, as he fears she is now... (full context)
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Before sleep that night, Harker writes that Mina's breathing has become even heavier, and her complexion appears withdrawn and pale. (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 night. The Professor and... (full context)
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They do just this, and find a terrible scene in the bedroom. Mina has been bitten on the neck by Dracula—her blood is smeared all over his face,... (full context)
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...announces to Arthur that this was Dracula himself, and tells them what has happened to Mina, who has awakened in a groggy state, along with Harker. (full context)
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...of what took place from Seward 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... (full context)
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Van Helsing then asks Mina to recount exactly what she experienced—in a dream, she felt a white mist enveloping her,... (full context)
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...regarding Dracula's movements in London. The group decides not to conceal its further activities from Mina, however, as she has now been roped into the group's actions through her terrible night... (full context)
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When Van Helsing, Seward, and Harker speak to Mina, she says that, if she believes her living would cause the group harm (by luring... (full context)
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As the men of the group are discussing this plan, Van Helsing attempts to bless Mina by taking a piece of the holy host and crossing her with it, then touching... (full context)
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...Dracula, earlier in the novel, was sufficient for Dracula to gain admittance to Seward and Mina. When Van Helsing and Seward have finished consoling Harker, who is terribly worried about Mina's... (full context)
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...group must find Dracula's final box. When the five men are in Seward's office, with Mina down the hall, Van Helsing tells them to prepare for Dracula, whom he believes to... (full context)
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...five men for a long time; and that he "already" has possession of Lucy and Mina, the women of the group. (full context)
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...boxes, meaning that Dracula appears ready to flee. The group members go to check on Mina. (full context)
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Mina, however, has not been touched by Dracula, and appears proud of the men that they... (full context)
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...Journal. October 3-4. Close to midnight. During the night, Harker is awakened several times by Mina, who tells him she think she hears something. But the other men of the group,... (full context)
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Later that night, Mina calls for Van Helsing, as she has an idea to discuss with him. Van Helsing... (full context)
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In her hypnotized state, Mina says she can see only darkness and hear the lapping of waves—this causing Van Helsing... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 4. Harker notes that he has told Mina Van Helsing believes the Count to be out of the country—Mina brightens up in hearing... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 5. 5 p.m. The group holds a meeting in order to go over... (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... (full context)
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Mina says that she will go to sleep more soundly this night, after the meeting is... (full context)
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...back in Romania. Van Helsing calls Seward aside, however, and tells him that he fears Mina is "changing" already, becoming more and more like a vampire (pale in complexion, with the... (full context)
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The group meets again, minus Mina, who complains she is not feeling well, and remains in her room—this causes Van Helsing... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 5. Afternoon. Harker looks after Mina as she lies in bed—he fears she is becoming weaker, and Mina asks that Harker... (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. October 6. Morning. Mina calls in Van Helsing, however, and changes her mind—she has thought more about it, and... (full context)
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Van Helsing announces that the entire group, including Mina, will leave for the overland journey to Varna the next day, in order to intercept... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. October 11. Evening. Mina calls one more meeting of the group, as their travel has been delayed for some... (full context)
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...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 the Count's... (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 24. Still no news of the Count's arrival at Varna, and Mina reports, again, only the sound of waves from the Count's ship. (full context)
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...his diary, as he is accustomed to dictating his entries via phonograph. Seward notes that Mina has become more lethargic, although she is still capable of channeling the Count via her... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. October 27. Still no news of the Count. Seward reports that Mina's lethargy is increasing. (full context)
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...catch the next available train to Galatz. In the meantime, Van Helsing, Seward, Harker, and Mina talk, and Van Helsing relates to them a theory he has of the Count's deception—that... (full context)
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...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 location. She says only... (full context)
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Seward's Diary. 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... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 30. Mina notes, briefly, that the men have the group have gone off... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 30. Evening. Mina, in her journal, works out a plan for where Dracula... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 30. (continued). Mina tells what she has conjectured about Dracula's path to the... (full context)
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...Seward is on his own way by horseback to the castle, and Van Helsing and Mina will take a carriage over land to the castle. (full context)
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Jonathan Harker's Journal. November 2. Morning. Harker wonders about Van Helsing and Mina, who by this time have ordered a carriage and horses and have headed to the... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. October 31. Mina notes that Van Helsing has procured a carriage and horses, and... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. November 1. Mina reports that she and Van Helsing are making good time toward... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. November 2. Mina remarks that she has taken over some of the driving of... (full context)
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Mina also writes, in her journal, that she feels her scar on her forehead and knows... (full context)
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...begins a series of memoranda for Seward, in case something happens to him and to Mina en route to the castle. Van Helsing attempts, at several times during their journey, to... (full context)
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...continue through the Borgo Passs, Van Helsing stops for the night and tries to get Mina to eat, but she appears paler than ever, more desirous of sleep during the day,... (full context)
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...night, the three sisters who tried earlier to seduce Harker appear around Van Helsing and Mina, outside the holy circle, and attempt to get Mina to leave and "go with them."... (full context)
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Memoranda of Van Helsing. November 5. Afternoon. Van Helsing leaves Mina in the holy circle, asleep, and proceeds to the castle, which is now within short... (full context)
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...in order to keep Dracula from being able to re-enter there. He then returns to Mina, who looks even paler and more ill, and drags her along to meet up with... (full context)
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Mina's Journal. November 6. Mina and Van Helsing arrive at the dirt path on the way... (full context)
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Van Helsing and Mina spot Harker, Morris, Seward, and Arthur surrounding the cart and ordering the gypsies to stop.... (full context)
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...red against the evening sky—they have managed to free Dracula's body before the sun sets. Mina notes that there was a look of total peace in Dracula's face just before he... (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... (full context)
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...to work with them all to defeat Dracula, and as he dies, he points to Mina's forehead with a look of joy and with praise to God—the scar has been removed,... (full context)
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...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, who was born on the anniversary of... (full context)
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Back home, Harker and Mina thought of Arthur and Seward, both happily married. As Harker and Mina go over the... (full context)