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Dracula

Dracula

by Bram Stoker

Marriage Quotes Page 3

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Quote #7

I must stop, for Jonathan is waking – I must attend to my husband! (9.6)

Here's a taste of Mina's ideal of marriage – "attend[ing] to [her] husband." She's such a tender, maternal person that she nurtures everyone.

Quote #8

Arthur was saying that he felt since then as if they two had been really married, and that she was his wife in the sight of God. None of us said a word of the other operations, and none of us ever shall. (13.78)

Arthur thinks that giving a blood transfusion to Lucy is the same as "marrying" her. Is that weird?

Quote #9

'If so that, then what about the others? Ho, ho! Then this so sweet maid is a polyandrist, and me, with my poor wife dead to me, but alive by Church's law, though no wits, all gone – even I, who am faithful husband to this now-no-wife, am bigamist.' (13.85)

If Arthur "married" Lucy by giving her his blood, then she's married to four people. Van Helsing finds this hilarious, especially because he's already married, and his wife is insane. Wait, why is that funny?

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