In Dracula Van Helsing draws his Holy Circle around Mina

“I drew a ring so big for her comfort, round
where Madam Mina sat. And over the ring I passed some
of the wafer, and I broke it fine”
I think this is a good example of how the book is “out of time” and how our culture has changed since Dracula was published. Today this seems like a very absurd thing to do Van Heling’s “Seabear circle” I do not think that this circle would really satisfy today’s readers. I do not think that they would be too convinced of its protective powers.