Bram Stoker's "Dracula"

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There are many ways that Bram Stoker's Dracula can be considered Anti-Christian by

showing of Anti-Christian values and perversions of the Christian religion. In chapter one as

Jonathan Harker is traveling to Castle Dracula he is met by several people. When he meets these people and

tells them where he is going they cross themselves along with doing several other superstiscious

actions. One of the women he meets gives him a crucifix to protect him on his journey. This

crucifix protects him when Jonathan cuts himself shaving and Dracula lunges for his throat he stops when he

sees the crucifix around Jon's neck. Later in the book it discusses how you can defend yourself from

Dracula and other vampires by the possession of a crucifix or practically any consecrated item from

the Christian religion can be used to save you from the attack or presence of a vampire. For example, in the latter of the

book Van Helsing uses a Host to prevent Dracula to enter his coffin.

Another time, during the night

Van Helsing and Lucy stay out near the courtyard of Castle Dracula, Van Helsing makes a (Holy circle) with the Host to keep vampires out and to keep Mina safe in the (Holy circle).

Another time when the Host is used as a deterrence of vampires is at the time Van Helsing and the other men are going

to leave Mina alone in the house. Van Helsing touches a Host to Mina's forehead and it burns into

her head since she, herself, was unclean. Another abstruction of the Christian religion would be the

fact that Dracula sleeps in a coffin and especially because the dirt in his coffin is consecrated and

Dracula, being evil, uses this ground to rest in. Dracula has several of the powers...