Bram Stoker\'s Dracula: Anti-Christian

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 that Christians believe no one but God could control. For instance,
Dracula can control the weather, wild or unclean animals and, he can change
form and disappear into the air. Christians believe that consuming God\'s body
and blood will give them everlasting life with God in heaven. Dracula getting
life after death or living an afterlife on earth by consuming the blood of the
living to survive, build his strength, and create more followers of him in his
evil ways. By this, Dracula is relying on humans to renew his life after death
and thus not concentrating on God as the source of life. As Dracula feeds on
the blood of the living he creates followers as Jesus had disciples. Dracula
has evil ways and spreads his evil not by sexual reproduction as God meant it
to be but he takes the living and makes their lives evil destroying their souls.
As it can be said that you must let God into your heart Dracula may only enter
someone\'s home unless they let him in. Throughout the book, several times,
normally while Renfield is speaking whenever he refers to God he capitalizes his
pronouns as Christians would do when referring to God. When Lucy is brought in
to the Un-Dead she rises from the dead three days after she dies as Jesus rose
from the dead on Easter Sunday. God has no beginning and no one can explain how
he came about ; there is the same idea with Dracula that he (has been) and no
one knows his beginning. God is looked at and referred to in the Bible as being
the light which symbolizes happiness or life. Dracula\'s powers are limited in
the daytime, during the light, and his powers are stronger in the night, during
darkness, which symbolizes evil. In the book, Dracula moves to an old abandoned
Church not used anymore which can show that God is no longer present which
would fulfill Dracula\'s purpose of spreading evil. For those reasons I think
that the book Dracula is itself Anti-Christian and that the person Dracula could
be easily considered the Anti-Christ.

The novel Dracula by Bram Stoker uses sexuality as an important part of
vampirism. The first major encounter of this is when Jonathan Harker sees the
three vampire ladies at Castle Dracula. As they walk about the room Jonathan
notices one of them and spots her lips as being “voluptuous”, a word that can
be used to mean something that is desired. Jonathan desires these vampire women
and as she bends down to kiss him he does not suppress her from what she wants
to do, as though he is longing for her kiss. Another time in which similar to
this is during the end of the