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Dracula

Dracula

by Bram Stoker

Technology and Modernization Quotes Page 3

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Quote #7

'Good God, Professor!' I said, starting up. 'Do you mean to tell me that Lucy was bitten by such a bat; and that such a thing is here in London in the nineteenth century?' (14.76)

It's funny that Jack Seward has no trouble believing that a vampire bat could exist – he just has trouble thinking that it could exist in his ultra-modern, super-civilized, nineteenth-century London.

Quote #8

'I keep [my diary] in this.' As he spoke he laid his hand on the phonograph. I felt quite excited over it, and blurted out: –

'Why, this beats even shorthand! May I hear it say something?' (17.16-17)

Mina is as excited to see a real phonograph as we are when we see the latest release from Apple.

Quote #9

We have on our side […] resources of science (18.40)

The Crew of Light has science on their side, at least. Dracula hardly knows how the latest technologies work, so they've got a major advantage over him.

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