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Characters

Meet the Cast

Count Dracula

How much do we know about Dracula's character? Not much, really. Dracula is more of a shadowy presence in this novel, always threatening the main characters, but rarely making himself visible. H...

Mina Murray Harker

Mina is probably the most complex character of the novel and vies with Dracula for the central role. Like Dracula, she becomes a unifying force in the story, binding the main characters together fo...

Jonathan Harker

Jonathan is the first character we meet in the novel, but he's hardly the most interesting. Whenever he shares a scene with another character, he tends to be upstaged. Dr. Seward describes him as a...

Lucy Westenra

Everyone loves Lucy. Seriously: Quincey Morris, Jack Seward, and Arthur Holmwood all propose to her, Van Helsing thinks she's the sweetest thing ever, and even Mina can't stop talking about how gor...

Dr. Seward

Dr. Seward is the member of the Crew of Light (the group that fights Dracula) that we know the most about, simply because a lot of the novel is told from his point of view, from his journal entries...

Dr. Van Helsing

Considering how important Van Helsing is to the novel, he doesn't get very much back-story. We know that he's a professor, that he's Dutch, and that he's an expert in pretty much everything. Beside...

Arthur Holmwood

Arthur Holmwood goes by so many different names in this novel that we'd better pause and clarify here. His father is Lord Godalming, a wealthy aristocrat. While his father is still alive, at the be...

Quincey Morris

Quincey Morris is the character that we know least about. He's first introduced to us when Lucy describes his proposal to her in a letter to Mina. Lucy says that he "is really well educated and has...

Renfield

Renfield, a patient in the asylum where Dr. Seward works, is a difficult character to get our heads around, simply because of his abnormal psychology. He's described as a "lunatic" and a "madman,"...
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