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Learning Log # 2 : Bram Stoker 's ' Dracula '

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Learning Log #2:
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
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Quotes & Analysis
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Chapter 1 - 7
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Chapter 1 - “I read that every known superstition in the world is gathered into the horseshoe of the Carpathians, as if it were the centre of some sort of imaginary whirlpool; if so my stay may be very interesting.” PG. 2

In the first chapter, we are introduced to Jonathan Harker, who is writing
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After waking up Harker finds he’s surrounded by 3 women. In this quote, Harker notices their beauty and at the same time their disturbing aura, noting that he wants to kiss them, and the pain it would cause his fiancee if she ever found out.

Chapter 4 - “I am alone in the castle with those awful women. Faugh! Mina is a woman, and there is nought in common. They are devils of the Pit!”

In chapter 4, Harker is told by the Count to send three letters, all three with different dates. From this, Harker determines that he must have 3 weeks to live. In the quote, Harker remembers the women who almost killed him earlier, and notices the contrast between his fiance and the three lustful women.
Chapter 5 - “Why can’t they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble? But this is heresy, and I must not say it.”

In chapter 5, the perspective changes from Johnathan Harker, to his fiancee, Mina, who discusses how much she misses him to one of her close friends, Lucy. In the quote, Lucy writes about going against society’s norms, a contrast to the reserved Mina.

Chapter 6 - “Oh, I do hope he is not ill. He surely would have written. I look at that last letter of his, but somehow it does not satisfy me. It does not read like him, and yet it is his writing. “ PG. 74

In this chapter, Mina becomes increasingly more worried for Johnathan and his safety. In the quote, she receives a letter from
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