Quote: “Thus we are ministers of God’s own wish: that the world, and menfor whom his son die, will not be given over to monsters, who’s very existencewould defame him.
He has allowed us to redeem one soul already, and we go outas the old knights of the cross to redeem more. Like them we shall traveltoward sunrise; and like them, if we fall, we fall in good cause.” In this quote Dr. VanHelsing is talking to Mina on their way chasing Dracula. Van Helsing is talkingabout their experience and how they must defeat Dracula. The author proves toshow the differences in Victorian time with lines about the differences of goodan evil and what was considered good and bad at the time. This statement provesthe novel to be about morals and religious and righteous beliefs, as well asputting women in roles that were not common at that time than gothic horror andsuspense.Quote: “I havetaken it, and am waiting for sleep, which still keeps aloof.
I hope I have notdone wrong, for as sleep begins to flirt with me.” In this quote Minatalks about the odd things that start to happen to her in her sleep. Shedescribes it as sleep flirting with her. In this statement, from what Mina saidwe can interpret that the count is seducing her in her sleep. When Draculaactually has Mina suck the blood from him, the author is giving a message aboutgender roles in that time.
The count is almost mocking a nursing mom as he doesthis with Mina, almost like the man became the woman. This is especially interestingbecause woman at that time were looked at as inferior to men and woman were tostick to their roles. Here stoker brakes the gender role stereotype by havingthe woman feeding of the man weaken the woman and have the man become strongerinstead of the other way around, a much more common way in that time. This isoften what gothic horror authors try to communicate. (275) Quote: “She was so fairto look on, so radiantly beautiful, so exquisitely voluptuous, that the veryinstinct of man in me, which calls some of my sex to love and to protect one ofhers, made my head whirl with new emotion.
In this statement, Dr.Van Helsing talks about the three female vampires that greet him in hopes tostop him from cleansing the castle. In the quote, Stoker uses female sexualityin the novel once again as he has many times before.
Here it further provesDracula’s immense power and control of mortals. It’s not so much the women’sbeauty, but it’s Dracula’s power that has Van Helsing almost hypnotized.Dracula makes the women much more attractive than they already are to stop Dr.Van Helsing The vampire’s power and control of Van Helsing that make them sobeautiful and sexually appealing, not that they aren’t already described in thenovel to be beautiful women, but so much so that it would distract a wise andnoble man from the vampires diabolical plan.
I believe this great for VanHelsing and Van Helsing really proves that he is great and wise in the sentences.No one does it better than Van Helsing to be honest.