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Bram Stokers novel Dracula is a mystifying horror story that occurred sometime in the late nineteenth century where a young English lawyer takes an excursion to Count Dracula located in Transylvania in hopes of finalizing a real estate transfer The novel portrays a gross representation of Anti-Christian values and beliefs through one of its characters Dracula one of the main characters in the novel is used to take on the characteristics of the Anti-Christ Stoker uses many beliefs from the Christian religion to refer to in order to display numerous amounts of Anti-Christian values and perversions superstitious beliefs of the protection towards evil and to compare and contrast the powers of God with those of Dracula It is a theme that is used throughout the entire book as Stoker uses more and more beliefs from Christianity as the novel lengthens There are many ways that Bram Stokers character Dracula can be considered the Anti-Christ mostly because of the 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 he tells them where he is going They cross themselves along with doing other superstitious actions What Harker doesnt realize is that it was the eve of Saint Georges Day a night when all the evil things in the world will have full sway12 So one of the women concerned for his safety gives him a rosary to protect him on his journey A superstition of most is that a rosary will protect you from all evil and in this novel the evil party is Dracula and his followers This rosary protects him when Jonathan cuts himself shaving the next day and Dracula lunges for his throat but stops when he sees the crucifix around Jonathans neck That night both Dracula and Jonathan observe a group of wolves howling off in the distance
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