Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Dracula, The Hunters' Journals: 5 June Dr. Seward's Diary (kept on phonograph)

Dr. Seward keeps us apprised of his patient and his strange addiction.

Dracula - The Hunters' Journals

5 June.—The case of Renfield grows more interesting the more I get to understand the man. He has certain qualities very largely developed; selfishness, secrecy, and purpose. I wish I could get at what is the object of the latter. He seems to have some settled scheme of his own, but what it is I do not yet know. His redeeming quality is a love of animals, though, indeed, he has such curious turns in it that I sometimes imagine he is only abnormally cruel. His pets are of odd sorts. Just now his hobby is catching flies. He has at present such a quantity that I have had myself to expostulate. To my astonishment, he did not break out into a fury, as I expected, but took the matter in simple seriousness. He thought for a moment, and then said: “May I have three days? I shall clear them away.” Of course, I said that would do. I must watch him.


Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous

With all of Seward's notes we have to wonder, is the Count affecting Renfield from afar or have they had prior encounters as so many of the movies, FFC's "Bram Stoker's Dracula" in particular, have implied.

Like Seward, we must keep an eye on him

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