|Hugh Jackman as Gabriel Van Helsing.|
Animating the dead bodies of his babies with his three brides. What would Death, Agony and Despair give birth to? More Death, Agony and Despair. That the babies are born dead refers to our abortion culture, in which babies who have been aborted through a variety of scientifically advanced procedures come out of their mother's wombs dead, just like the babies of the vampires. This is the reason why no other culture until our own time has been interested in the 3 Brides of Dracula, no other culture has had the scourge of a baby-killing holocaust that our culture has, and a population of women who would choose to give birth to dead babies.
We make mistakes. We don't always do the right thing. We don't always chose the greatest good. We are born in Original Sin and that one fact makes us imperfect and our choices imperfect. Even if I had made only one mistake my entire life, it would be proof that I am not capable of governing my own life or the lives of others. With the re-animation of the Frankenstein monster in Van Helsing, that is exactly what is going to be done. Van Helsing has to stay focused on vanquishing evil for the sake of the world and for the sake of Anna's family who vowed to destroy Dracula; if Van Helsing permits himself to get distracted with something else, he won't be able to protect the world or Anna's family, and this is what nearly happens: he nearly chooses the lesser good of a relationship with Anna over the greatest good of vanquishing Dracula. Because he allows himself to get bitten from the werewolf it's a sign that his "animal instincts" are fighting against him and if he can't overcome himself he can't overcome Dracula.
The Children of the Night: Dracula 1931 for more on Renfield). That's the kind of life that Dracula seeks for his "children" to have, but the werewolves know that sin kills them and slowly destroys them, but Dracula--by the very nature of his revolt against God and God's goodness--isn't capable of understanding any of that.
Archangel Gabriel who delivers the message to Mary that she is to be the mother of the Messiah. This important change is the clue we need to understanding who the modern "brides of Dracula" really are and it's important to distinguish between just female vampires (of which there is a great quantity) and the actual brides whom Dracula chooses to make his eternal companions.
|All the weapons in the world won't help her overcome the weakness in her heart.|
|The 3 Brides of Dracula from Tod Browning's 1931 Dracula.|