Theme Of Evil In Dracula

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The presentation of Good vs. Evil is one of the main themes in the novel, Dracula. The portrayal of good and evil is seen in each character throughout the book. The characters considered “evil” in the novel are Dracula and his vampire brides. Dracula converts humans into vampires and has immense power over certain individuals. Everything he does demonstrates that there is no good in him at all. His vampire brides assist to Dracula’s dark deeds. What they all have in common is that they prey upon humans. On the other hand, the characters that are considered “good” in the novel are Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, John Seward, Quincey Morris and Arthur Holmwood. Throughout the novel, the good characters are constantly doing generous deeds to save others from Dracula. There are many references in the novel that reflect upon the theme of good vs. evil. A quote that expresses “good” is, “Thus are we ministers of God's own wish. That the world, and men for whom His Son die, will not be given over to monsters, whose very existence would defame Him. He have allowed us to redeem one soul already, and we go out as the old knights of the Cross to redeem more. Like them we shall travel towards the sunrise. And like them, if we fall, we fall in good …show more content…

The appearance and clothing of characters is not the only way of how good vs. evil is exemplified. Iconography is used many times throughout the novel as well. For example, the crucifix in the novel is a notable obstacle, which separates and saves good from evil a few times. A specific example early on in the novel is when Jonathan Harker is in his room within Dracula’s castle. After he cuts himself with his razor, Dracula springs on him at the sight of blood, but as soon as Dracula notices the crucifix hanging below Harkers neck, he backs away and leaves the room. This scene shows the reader that good can be saved from

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