Dracula

by: Bram Stoker

Five Key Questions

Summary Five Key Questions

1) Why does Jonathan Harker first travel to Transylvania?

At the beginning of the novel, Harker has just been promoted from solicitor’s clerk to solicitor. He works with another solicitor named Peter Hawkins, who was hired by Count Dracula to find and purchase a house in London. Hawkins begins suffering from gout, so he sends Harker in his place to go over the details of the sale with the count. Harker is there to help the count with any legal documents, and also to help the count practice his English.