Dracula by Bram Stoker
Count Dracula 's dark world . Renfield helped Count Dracula at first , but betrayed him because he was in love with Mina . Renfield protected her and it cost him his life . Renfield is also an image of the theme of religion and eternal life . Renfield ate living creatures in an attempt to reach eternal life . He thought he would live forever if he could steal others ' life-force . This is the goal of the Christian faith , to achieve eternal life . However , Renfield wanted to physically live while Christians look forward to their souls having
Renfield contributed to the conflict because he helped all of the characters in some way . For instance , Renfield helped Dr . Seward and Van Helsing realize what Count Dracula was . Renfield also helped Count Dracula lure Mina and Lucy to him . He also helped Mina to escape Count Dracula . Without Renfield , their would not be a story . Renfield contributed to the conflict most when he helped Count Dracula in his evil plans . Renfield came under Count Dracula 's control when Count Dracula made an offer to give Renfield an unlimited supply of food if Renfield helped him . When confronted by Mina , Count Dracula 's obsession , Renfield tells her to run away . Count Dracula finds out about this and is so angry that he enters Renfield 's cell and breaks his neck . Without Renfield , Count Dracula probably would not have been able to do most of the things he did
Religion , as a major theme of the novel , plays a large role . Many items and people are deemed either holy ' or unholy ' For instance , Van Helsing could be considered holy ' and Dracula could be considered unholy ' Van Helsing likens his mission of chasing Count Dracula to one of the old knights of the Cross (pg . 508 Therefore , Van...