Dracula And Evil

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans. XII. 21 Evil
often triumphs, but never conquers. – Joseph Roux The two quotations from
above explain that evil never conquers because good always overcomes it. A good
example of this is the book Dracula by Bram Stoker because the author expresses
the nature of good vs. evil. Dracula wants to come to London because he wants to
turn everyone into vampires. The basic background of the book Dracula is when

Jonathan Harker, a realtor who is sent to Transylvania to complete a transaction
with Dracula so he can come to England. What Harker does not know is that

Dracula has a plan for world domination. Well, while Harker is on a train to

Transylvania he enters "the east, a section of Europe whose peoples and
customs will be for the most part, strange and unfamiliar" (Dracula, 20).

Harker arrives at Bistritz on the eve of St. George’s Day, "a night when
evil things in the world have full sway" (Dracula, 21). When Harker first sees
this, he is unconcerned about these superstitions. Then he sees something that
is very peculiar. An old woman is very afraid of the word "Dracula." She
offers Harker a gift of rosary to protect him of evil spirits. After she gives
him the rosary, he starts to feel uncomfortable going to the Borgo pass on the
following day. The Borgo pass is very important because this is the place where

Dracula’s carriage will await Harker. Well on the next day, a crowd of
peasants gather around the carriage mumbling linguist words that seem to have
some kind of link to the word vampire. Then the "whole crowd makes the sign of
the cross and point two fingers at Harker" (Dracula, 30), to wish him a safe
journey. When the carriage dashes by the country peasants, they knell and cross
themselves. Until this point Jonathan Harker does not know the "Dracula
beckons Harker into his castle and into a horrifying adventure with the
supernatural" (Lidston 546). The only evil character in this book is Dracula,

"an old man and is clean shaven, except for a long white Victorian mustache
and he is clad all in black" (Dracula, 55). "He speaks in perfect English
and welcomes Harker inside, shaking his hand with an ice-cold, vice-like grip"
(Dracula, 55). Dracula explains to him that he will no be able to make the trip
to London, but one of his trusted servants will be going along with Harker back
to London. After supper Jonathan analyzes Dracula and notices one very strange
feature, his mouth is thick and white; they cover sharp white teeth, which stick
out over his lip. What Jonathan does not know is that those teeth are canine
teeth only found in animals. There are exceptions, for instance, vampires have
these teeth so they can puncture the human’s carotid vessel in their neck and
suck their blood. The first time that Jonathan sees Dracula’s cannibal teeth
grow is when Harker starts shaving. He accidentally cuts himself and Dracula
leaps for his throat so he can suck his blood. Harker touches his crucifix and

Dracula’s "demonic fury" vanishes. The strangest event that Harker notices
in Dracula’s castle is "Dracula emerge from his room on the floor below,
slither out, head downward, in lizard fashion, with his cloak spread out around
him like great wings" (Dracula, 179). This shows that "Dracula is not a
person. He is a presence, an absence that requires concealing" (Wolf, 368).

This tells Harker that something is very wrong with this man. He recalls how the
peasants behaved very strangely. Then he recalls how the woman acted when she
heard the word "Dracula," and after that Harker knows that this man is the
fearful demon known as Count Dracula. To make sure that this man is actually a
vampire who is known to be evil, he plans to encounter Dracula when it is
daytime. Harker goes to Dracula’s room and notices that his room is empty
except for a door that is partially opened. Harker goes downstairs into a
basement-like area and a stench of death makes Harker almost vomit. At the
bottom of the stairs, Harker finds fifty coffins filled with earth. In one of
the coffins he finds Dracula. Jonathan said that it looked as if Dracula’s
youth was renewed. Then Jonathan saw a very repulsive sight, Dracula had a blood
in his mouth and a trickle of blood on his lip. Harker then finds a shovel and
starts to slash at Dracula but after all