Dracula Symbols & Objects

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Wolves

Wolves are animals that are at Dracula’s beck and call. They have a reputation for being “lone” creatures, which acts as a good metaphor for Dracula himself, as is their association with danger. Dracula has wolves do his bidding, as when he compels them to destroy a woman whose child he has stolen, as well as compelling the zoo wolf Bersicker to break into Lucy’s bedroom. Their howling creates a sense of foreboding.

A Wooden Stake

A wooden stake is a tool for destroying a vampire. The stake is driven into a vampire’s heart to “kill” it. It then returns to its state as a regular corpse, helping to free the body’s soul to go to heaven.

Wild Rose

Wild rose is a plant that can be used to repel vampires. Van Helsing lays it across a coffin to keep a vampire...

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