| Quote #7
As he had placed the Wafer on Mina's forehead, it had seared it – had burned into the flesh as though it had been a piece of white-hot metal. (22.43)
Sacred Communion Wafers and vampire-tainted skin really don't mix well. If you're confused about what's going on in this passage, go check out the "Communion and the Sacred Wafer" part of our "Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory" section.
| Quote #8
Thus are we ministers of God's own wish: that the world, and men for whom His Son die, will not be given over to monsters, whose very existence would defame Him. He have allowed us to redeem one soul already, and we go out as the old knights of the Cross to redeem more. Like them we shall travel towards the sunrise; and like them, if we fall, we fall in good cause. (24.12)
Van Helsing imagines that their struggle against Dracula is analogous to the medieval Crusades.
| Quote #9
'Now God be thanked that all has not been in vain! See! the snow is not more stainless than her forehead! The curse has passed away!' (27.62)
Quincey Morris's last words announce that the evil Dracula has been destroyed. Good has triumphed yet again!