Dracula - Study Guide Chapters 15 - 16 Summary & Analysis

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Seward’s diary continues. He thinks Van Helsing is mad. Van Helsing offers to show Seward proof, by visiting the most recently abducted child as well as Lucy’s tomb. They find the child has neck wounds similar to Lucy’s. His doctor theorizes that he was bitten by a vampire bat. After sunset, they open Lucy’s coffin; it is empty. Seward won’t believe Lucy is walking around. They wait until dawn outside the tomb and see a white figure carrying a child, but Seward is still unconvinced.

They return to the tomb the next day, and Van Helsing opens the coffin to reveal Lucy’s healthy body, not decomposed despite a week in the grave. Seward cannot find a reason for the healthy corpse, and Van Helsing launches into his theory that Lucy was bitten by a vampire. Seward finally starts to believe him...

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