She is one of God’s women, fashioned by His own hand to show us men and other women that there is a heaven where we can enter, and that its light can be here on earth. So true, so sweet, so noble, so little an egoist – and that, let me tell you, is much in this age, so skeptical and selfish.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 14. Van Helsing’s comment about Mina, who is the embodiment of womanly virtues of the Victorian era. His comment becomes important after Mina is bitten by Dracula and forced to drink his blood – it underlines how the Count turns innocent people into monsters.