Abraham Van Helsing Analysis

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In Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, there are plenty of characters that have remarkable traits, but Abraham Van Helsing stands out the most. Van Helsing is one of the most interesting people in the novel. He is incredibly smart and the most knowledgeable person on Dracula and vampires. Although Van Helsing is more of a static character in Dracula, he is not to be overlooked. He possesses powerful traits to make him admirable such as, leadership and intelligence. Van Helsing is the leader to most characters throughout the novel. It starts when Dr. Seward reaches out to Van Helsing for help with Mina to diagnose her and give her proper medication. Seward brings him out to help because he trusts Van Helsing to find out what is causing Lucy’s illness.…show more content…
Seward, Quincey Morris, and Arthur Holmwood are all surprised and intrigued with the learning of Van Helsing’s knowledge on vampires and the fact that he is a vampire hunter. Van Helsing is the leader of the group when they go off to kill vampires. He formulates the plans to end Dracula’s evil reign and terror. Van Helsing is a great leader, and the most significant trait in him that helps him be a great leader is that he is intelligent in many different fields of medicine and is far more advanced scientist than anyone else of his time. Dr. Seward writes to Van Helsing and it can be known on how intelligent Van Helsing is right away by writing to him. On Van Helsing’s letter written in response to Seward’s, it is marked “Abraham Van Helsing, MD, DPH, D. LIT., ETC., ETC.,” (122). The man is a walking university! Van Helsing has everything planned on a schedule and does everything to the best of his ability. He will not stop his task until it is finished to his standards. Van Helsing had the thought that Lucy may have fallen prey to Dracula once he observed her and noticed puncture wounds on her neck. The thought of a vampire had caused her illness came into his mind and he did not rule it out, but he did not want to
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