by Bram Stoker
Dracula Foreignness and "The Other" Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"Well I know that, did I move and speak in your London, none there are who would not know me for a stranger. That is not enough for me. Here I am noble; I am boyar; the common people know me, and I am master." (2.34)
Dracula realizes that he'd be easily picked out as a foreigner in London and he just wants to blend in. It sure makes hunting easier when folks don't realize you're a vampire.
I began to look at some of the books around me. One was an atlas, which I found opened naturally at England, as if that map had been much used. (2.50)
The atlas of the world opens "naturally" to England, as though England were the only "natural" choice for Dracula.
This was the being I was helping to transfer to London, where, perhaps, for centuries to come he might, amongst its teeming millions, satiate his lust for blood, and create a new and ever-widening circle of semi-demons to batten on the helpless. The very thought drove me mad. (4.62)
Jonathan imagines Dracula invading England and glutting himself on the blood of English people. He feels powerless to stop him, and imagines that the English will be likewise "helpless" against the vampire.