As well as characters, Dracula stands as an embodiment of ancient fears and Van Helsing is a harbinger of light. This rivalry is eternal and both characters play their roles well. Moreover, the novel is full of Christian symbols such as churches, crucifix as a weapon against evil, and a metaphorical battle between the spiritual and the carnal. With Dracula there is relief from horror in the pseudo-exorcism of the vampiric Thing Botting,
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The good uses Christian references to ward off evil. This starts a holy war. We all know that Dracula is going to get defeated, but how? Literature plays a vital role in developing concepts of good and evil and effectively portrays the morals of its time period.
During this story, many events happen for example Dracula goes after Mina Murray to Bistritz to make her immortal as he is. Lucy is another victim in where she is bitten by the evil Dracula causing her a terrible illness. The Doctor Van Helsing is an expert in paranormal activities like this. He is the only one who discovers the unknown illness that Lucy possessed.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Goodness is self-righteous: evil is purposeful. But what truly is good and what truly is evil , or are the two even separate entities to begin with? After all, good and evil is all hinged upon perspective, viewpoint is the key.