An old man living in Whitby, the vacation spot where Lucy and Mina stay together, Swales jokes to the two young women about the unnecessary nature of cemeteries. He later recants his jokes when he feels that a kind of "evil" has arrived in England, when the boat on which Dracula traveled to England winds up at the Whitby port. Swales then dies at night under mysterious circumstances.
Swales Quotes in Dracula
The Dracula quotes below are all either spoken by Swales or refer to Swales. 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: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Dover Publications edition of Dracula published in 2000.).
Swales Character Timeline in Dracula
The timeline below shows where the character Swales appears in Dracula. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.