Important Quotes in Dracula Essay

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Ajalon Farrow-Maynie Ms. Toledo English British Lit M 8 August, 2014 Important Quotes 1. “I saw that the cut had bled a little, and the blood was trickling over my chin. I laid down the razor, turning as I did so half round to look for some sticking plaster. When the Count saw my face, his eyes blazed with a sort of demoniac fury, and he suddenly made a grab at my throat. I drew away, and his hand touched the string of beads which held the crucifix. It made an instant change in him, for the fury passed so quickly that I could hardly believe that it was ever there.” (Ch. 2, pg. 27) 2. “You are a clever man, friend John; you reason well, and your wit is bold; but you are to prejudiced. You do not let your eyes see nor your ears hear, and that which is outside your daily life is not of account to you… Ah, it is fault in our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain…(Ch. 14, pg. 207) 3. “Friend John. I pity your poor bleeding heart; and I love you the more because it does so bleed. If I could, I would take on myself the burden that you bear. But there are things that you know not, but that you shall know, and bless me for knowing,though they are not pleasant things… Well, I have good reason now for all I want to do..”(Ch. 13, pg. 180) 4. “I am glad that it is old and big. I myself am of an old family, and to live in a new house would kill me. A house cannot be made habitable in a day; and, after all, how few days go to make up a century..” (Ch. 2, pg. 25) 5. As he had place the Wafer on Mina’s forehead, it had seared it-- had burned into the flesh as though it had been piece of white-hot metal. “It may be that you have to bear that mark till God Himself see fit, as He most surely shall, on Judgement Day, to redress all wrongs of the earth and of His children that He has placed thereon…” (Ch.

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